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Calgary Foothills FC – First Season Photos

Calgary Foothills FC recently completed their inaugural season in the Premier Development League – the third-tier of North American soccer. They finished mid-table in their division. The club is the latest attempt in Calgary to build and maintain a high-level footballing presence in the city – all past attempts have eventually puttered out and failed. But those involved at […]


FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015

Here are some of my images from this summer’s 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup that was held in Canada. I was fortunate enough to attend most of the matches in Edmonton this past June and July.

I used my recently purchased Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 Sport lens mounted on a Nikon D7000 for the entire World Cup. The Sigma lens is a nice piece of equipment – solid and with a decent range of focal length that can hold f/2.8 all the way through.

To view more of my Women’s World Cup coverage go to Total Soccer Project.

All images ©2015 Stuart Gradon

















Horsies – Two days at Spruce Meadows covering the ‘National’

Mexico’s Nicolas Pizarro Suarez, atop Crossing Jordan, competes in the CN Reliability Grand Prix World Cup Qualifier during the ‘National’ in the International Ring at Spruce Meadows in Calgary, Alberta Saturday, June 8, 2013. The ‘National’ show jumping tournament took place at Spruce Meadows this past weekend. The annual competition opens the Spruce Meadows Summer […]

Recent work – mostly work photos

A stargazing self-portrait at Lake Okanagan in British Columbia Sunday, June 2, 2013. Here are a few single images from the last few weeks. All are for work – except one. The stargazing, with hands-on-hips, self-portrait (above) was taken during a recent four day getaway and was my first ever attempt at capturing the night’s […]

NHL returns – Calgary Flames vs San Jose Sharks

The Calgary Flames’ Mike Cammalleri, bottom, has to contend with San Jose Sharks Mark-Edouard’s  stick under his visor in front of goalie Antti Niemi during the third period of their NHL game at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta Sunday, January 20, 2013. The NHL is back. And so is the Calgary Flames’ pre-lockout form, […]

B Balling…

The University of Calgary’s Jessica Franz, left, battles with the University of Regina’s Lindsay Ledingham at the 2012 Women’s Basketball Final 8 tournament at the University of Calgary in Calgary Saturday, March 17, 2012. The 2012 Women’s Basketball Final 8 CIS (Canadian Interuniversity Sport) tournament was contested at the University of Calgary this past weekend. […]

Flames vs Canadiens vs Jets

A Calgary Flames fan celebrates a goal by Curtis Glencross, left, against the Winnipeg Jets despite having her hands full with a beer and baby, during third period of their NHL game at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary Friday, March 9, 2012. Night shifts = hockey photos. The Calgary Flames played two home games last […]

Stampede Chuckwagons

Rounding the final corner on to the home stretch. It’s a scene right out of the film Ben-Hur – creaky chariots hurtling around a dirt track in a chaotic, thunderous mass of wheels and hooves. Each year during the Calgary Stampede chuckwagon drivers push there teams of thoroughbreds around the ‘half-mile of hell’, in search […]