resized_2014-07-30_11-47-41.jpgSubmitted by B&C Weibe, a sunset over NW Airdrie

Hey it's World Photography Day!

Have you ever wondered what life would be like if you had to draw pictures by hand to share visual experiences? Or even crazier... describe images with your words!?

The invention of photography has completely changed the way we look at the world- and with the advent of camera phones sometimes its easier to send a picture than a text.

A picture can really be worth a thousand words.

World photo day is today, it is 175 years since the patent for the first "practical photographic process,"

This website:  is collecting submissions for a gallery of photos from ALL over the world.

Here is their explanation about world photo day from their website:

World Photo Day originates from the invention of the Daguerreotype, a photographic processes developed by Joseph Nicèphore Nièpce and Louis Daguerre in 1837. On January 9, 1839, The French Academy of Sciences announced the daguerreotype process. A few months later, on August 19, 1839, the French government purchased the patent and announced the invention as a gift "Free to the World".

It should be noted that the Daguerreotype wasn't the first permanent photographic image. In 1826, Nicèphore Nièpce captured the earliest known permanent photograph known as 'View from the Window at Le Gras' using a process called Heliography.

August 19th, 1839 was chosen as the date behind World Photo Day based on the following historical merits:

  • The Daguerreotype was the first practical photographic process.
  • The purchase and release of the patent by the French government.

So we thought- why don't we celebrate world photo day and make a gallery of our own!!

Send us your photos of Rockyview County people, places, things, landscapes- whatever and we will publish a gallery in the coming days that will celebrate all the beauty of where we live- and the ability to share it photographically.

You can send it to [email protected] or just post it on our facebook!
Can't wait to see what you fine people can do with your cameras!! is Westman's only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.