It is not often that you have a perfect day in Waterton. Some come close but few are absolutely perfect. This was a perfect day. No wind, no bugs and not cold. A kayak trip was in order.
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Mike Paterson, the photographer, started taking photos seriously back in 1985 while living in Waterton Lakes National Park. I can remember all my life enjoying great photos. I always thought that the people that took these photos must be something special. They would see a scene that others would pass by. I think the first time I picked up a camera was when I was 15 or 16. Those pictures for the time were cutting edge. Technology was making huge strides and photography was coming to the masses. Cameras were coming out that could do so much more.
The first camera that I can remember was a Kodak 126 camera. It was simple and easy to use. The problem with the camera was that it was so limited. I started looking for a camera that would allow me to grow as my knowledge grew. One issue that I found immediately was how much misleading information was pushed as truth. This was even before the Internet. It took years of research before I was comfortable enough to buy a camera and start taking pictures as a business.
I remember, in fact I still have, the image that started me on the photography journey. It was on a winters ski trip in the river bottom in Lethbridge. I had taken pictures before but this one was the one that sent me over the edge from a occasional photographer to a life long photographer.