On the spot


The cell phone camera is pretty much ubiquitous now – and in many cases it takes better pictures now than even the high-end cameras of yesteryear. Sometimes we use them for the scenic shots, sometimes for the purely informational, and sometimes they bring out the reporter in us.

This was the case during the recent Calgary floods. I wasn’t deliberately rubber-necking, but I was out and about and – let’s face it – the tragedy u folding before me was kind of hard to ignore.

I had the camera with me and I took the opportunity to snap a few photos to remind myself later just how lucky we were to live where we do. Our house was high and dry; many others, however, were already inundated with water from the Bow and Elbow Rivers.

I snapped this shot on my iPhone right where the Elbow River had overflowed its banks and spilled over a road.