• Time to change the calendar

    “If at first the idea is not absurd, then there is no hope for it.” Albert Einstein Krahnpix is committed to changing the stodgy old calendar as a public service to the world. Of course everyone intuitively understands our current calendars are seriously flawed. What’s with leap years, random number of days in a month and… Continue Reading

  • Babies hacked my blog?

    Babies? Cute photos? Tender moments? Has Krahnpix been hacked? Well um perhaps. Or maybe I’m taking a temporary detour. Don’t worry. The predators, rougher edges and brassy humour haven’t been totally abandoned. It’s just that I got seriously sidetracked by babies two weeks ago. No that is not a misprint. Everywhere we went in Jasper National Park, the newer… Continue Reading

  • Just don’t call that heron small!

    The name great blue heron gives off all these positive vibes of a large, regal bird even before seeing it. Sadly, I didn’t find one during my wanderings one day last fall. There is a reason that large birds get an extra 15 points on my bird likeability index. Typically, I find the big ones… Continue Reading

  • Finding Photos in Expected Places

    Can you “see” a photo before you make it? One person couldn’t. I recall Darwin Wigget describing how he had his camera set up on a tripod to take a landscape shot. Someone wandered by and asked what he was photographing. Darwin invited him to look through his camera. The person was surprised at the… Continue Reading

  • Worst. Filter. Ever.

    It is almost discouraging this photo appears reasonable … despite the terrible filter. How could this happen? I admit to spending some money getting quality lenses. A huge factor with each purchase was trying to figure out which lens would provide a sharp image. After I buy a lens, I meticulously keep it clean, so dust or… Continue Reading

  • Masters of disguise

    Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have the ability just to disappear so people didn’t notice you were there?  I can think of a few boring receptions where I would have loved the opportunity! Perhaps that’s why I secretly admire the camouflage of wild creatures. Of course, camouflage is also the bane of my wildlife photography. I wanted… Continue Reading

  • Backyard birds

    I admire photographers who can be intrigued by almost any scene they stumble upon or distracted by any little bird or bug that wanders by the neighbourhood. I enviously look over their shoulder and think that this whole photography thing must be relatively straight forward for them. Unfortunately I am not so easily distracted. While I have a deep passion for wildlife photography, the… Continue Reading