I recently had the opportunity to hang out with my favourite historian/journalist/photographer team, Chris and Connie of Off The Beaten Path - with Chris & Connie. They do a fabulous job of documenting and sharing places around Alberta, from historic sites, to our amazing natural areas, with some retro and other neat stuff thrown in too! Their informative and fun approach to writing is complimented with stunning photos. I have been following their adventures for awhile and was thrilled to be asked to join them! For this 'assignment' they invited me to tag along to a western movie set south of Calgary. This particular location has been home to many movies, television shows, commercials, and recently a music video.
|Outlaw Camp c.2017...or is it?|
After we were shown the area by the Ranch Manager, and maneuvered our way through pastureland full of cows and calves, we had the place to ourselves to explore and capture on film (technically on a memory card but film sounds better!).
Time to ride into the Outlaw Camp! Looking for something to shoot...with our cameras.
Standing in the Outlaw Camp, nestled at the base of some small hills and a few steps from the Sheep River, you'd never know it was a set. You half expect a posse of lawmen to come over the hill looking for a fugitive. Cue the gunfight!! I even said to myself 'they should have built camp on high ground to see anyone coming'. Enjoy Outlaw Camp and stay outta trouble!
|Stable Your Horse and come in for a whisky!|
|The old watering hole never closes!|
|The latest news!|
Stay tuned for Part 2: Western Town!
I would like to give another big thanks to team BigDoer, Chris and Connie. I enjoyed myself and learned a few things from watching you guys in action! Such a great evening.