These are just some of the images from August 23 at Fort Normandeau Days at Fort Normandeau located just west of Red Deer on the C&E Trail.
A celebration of the three cultures that founded Red Deer, First Nations, Metis, and European.
More photos and captions will be added later.
This was one of those Mr. Murphy sessions. It started with the trip to Red Deer and our friendly Sherrif’s department thinking that I probably had a really good looking picture on my driver’s licence so they wanted to check it out for themselves. So that put us behind to start with. Then when we finally get to the theatre and start to setup, discover that my wireless triggers have picked today to stop working. No problem, just switch over to a cord, whoops, forgot the cord. So now we try to work with optical slaves, except the only way I have to trip the optical slaves is to use the on-camera flash, which even on manual decides it is going to control the light, and the exposures are all over the place. But because this is theatre, and the show must go on, I ened up shutting off the strobes, and just using the modeling lights to light the portraits.