the 18th floor of the Hyatt Regency Calgary has two things that I found appealing. A pool, and a great view of downtown Calgary.
Most hotels I’ve stayed at have the pool tucked away somewhere – on the main floor or second or third floors – somewhere without much of a view. The good views are saved for guestrooms. The Hyatt Regency Calgary, a 21 floor hotel in the heart of downtown Calgary, puts its pool and fitness room on the 18th floor so you can run or swim, and take in a bird’s eye view of the growing city.
I took the kids for a dip first thing in the morning when the sun was streaming through the floor to ceiling windows that made up the entire east wall. The sunlight beaming in and the shimmering reflections off the water made for a peaceful and relaxing start to a busy day.
We enjoyed views of Olympic Plaza (1988 winter olympics), the Glenbow Museum, and the Calgary Tower before drying off and heading downstairs to catch a ride on the C-Train.
Now based in London, Tom Hyatt is a London-based singer originally from Lancashire who has been compared to folk master John Martyn. Recently, he was given the opportunity to record a live session for the BBC. We gave him a La Sardina camera and asked him to document his rise to fame. Say hello to Tom Hyatt.
Our Newcomer of the Week found an awe-inspiring similarity between the art of analogue photography and Arabic calligraphy, two of the things he is completely interested in. Hear it from our passionate newbie from Bulgaria, shinikov!
You want your subject be the center of attention? Petzval lens are recognizable for sharpness and crispness in the centre, strong color saturation, wonderful swirly bokeh effect, artful vignettes and narrow depth of field that will make your subjects stand out!
In December, two new cameras came into my possession: from the bag of Sinterklaas, the Dutch Santa Claus, came a classic Minolta SRT100 with two lenses and a flash, and I also picked up the Horizon Perfekt that I had won in the "Eliza was here" rumble. By now the first rolls have been shot and developed!
<i>Editor's Note: The past several years saw <b><a href="http://www.lomography.com/homes/maliha">Maliha</a></b> frequently moving from one place to another, a sort of nomad who likes the thrill of starting anew and finding her place in every city she stays at. In the last decade she has spent in the USA, Maliha has stayed at six different cities in five different states. Currently, Maliha is based in Denver, Colorado, and "Transient Living," a new series in the Lomography magazine, documents her experiences and the ways that she has come to call this city her home.</i>
As the week came to an end, we bid farewell to Photokina 2014. Lomography participated with patchwork photo flooring and an endless array of products that impressed spectators. Take a look at our one-of-a-kind booth and its last day of glory at the this year's trade show spectacle in Cologne, Germany.
Sarah Zanon is a graphic design student and aspiring photographer from Toronto, Canada. Her portfolio comprises of creatively executed portraits and scenic views of places she has been to, taken at different angles and exhibiting varied moods. Some of these lovely images, not surprisingly, were shot with the new Petzval Lens.