This post is more for Wendy and I than anyone else. For those of you who follow me on Twitter, you know how torn I have been on purchasing a DSLR for my birthday next month. Do I get a Canon Rebel, a Pentax K-X, a Sony a330, an Olympus EVolt 420, Canon Rebel XS or now I am looking at a Samsung NX10. What to do, what to do? Of course this isnâ€™t just a purchase but a life long commitment to a lens family.
To justify this purchase, I should probably spend some time using it and so we have been looking at places to go a shoot this summer.
Here is the list so far.
- Saskatoon Fringe Festival
- The Ex
- SaskTel Jazz Festival (yeah, everything in Saskatchewan is now sponsored by a crown corporation or a potash company)
- Fort Carlton
- Fish Creek Church (anyone know who owns the land near there so I can get permission to photograph it more extensively?)
- Le Colle Falls Dam | The idea of an uncompleted dam that almost bankrupted a city is so Saskatchewan.
- Waskesiu | While we are heading up there, Iâ€™ll stop by at the Lady of Lourdes Shrine and Grotto
- Tunnels of Moose Jaw and the Moose Jaw WDM | I have never been to the Tunnels of Moose Jaw and I donâ€™t think I have been to the Moose Jaw WDM since 1984.
- LCol D.V. Currie VC Armoury in Moose Jaw has a great collection of vintage military vehicles parked out front.
- While I am in Moose Jaw, we may as well drive out to Keeler, Saskatchewan. I know not a lot is left of Keeler but that is where the Cooperâ€™s originate from. Mark will get a kick out of seeing it. Sadly not a lot left and even the Keeler Bar (which I was allowed to hang out in at the age of six) is gone.
- Rouleau, Saskatchewan (home of Corner Gas)
- RCMP Heritage Centre
- St. Maryâ€™s Ukrainian Catholic Church | It looks like a Yorkton road trip is in my future. Apparently the cathedral dome is one of Canadaâ€™s best secrets and is absolutely stunning. According to the CBC: It was painted by Stephen Meush, who trained in Ukraine and came to Canada in 1932. He undertook the painting of the dome and other paintings in the church in 1939 and completed the task in 1941. The painting, which represents the coronation of the Virgin Mary in heaven, includes 157 angels and cherubs of various sizes. The colours chosen were orange, indigo and dull red, the colours of Saskatchewan sunsets. The top of the dome is 55 feet from the floor and is supported by four arcades and pilasters. The drum supporting the dome has 24 windows decorated with eight life-sized six-winged angels.
Any other suggestions around Saskatoon?