After our adventure in the air, Sarah and I explored New Zealand’s Queen Charlotte Sound (aka Totaranui) by sea. We booked a 4-hour sea tour with E-Ko Tours that took us up the Sound to Motuara Island and back again. It was a pleasant experience and a fun day on the water. These are some […]
When Sarah and I visited Marlborough, we took a few days to explore Queen Charlotte Sound by air, sea and land. Sarah knew I wanted to see and do just about everything on my first visit to New Zealand and so she surprised me by booking a scenic flight over Queen Charlotte Sound with Pelorus […]
These photos are from my Film on Film project. A few years ago, I created a small photography studio in my basement. It’s really nothing more than a backdrop and a few strobes, but it has allowed me to practice shooting portraits and learn the fundamentals of lighting. Unfortunately, as time went on, the basement […]
This photo of a man pruning a topiary is from my first day in China last summer. The area around our hotel in Beijing was pretty nice and I often walked by this topiary on my way to and from the hotel.
Sarah and I spent a day at Ocean Park in Hong Kong. While wandering through the park, we came across a stage performance with dancers dressed in sailor outfits. It looked interesting so I stuck around to watch and take photos. But when they brought out the water guns, I felt like a little kid […]
When Sarah and I toured wineries in Marlborough, New Zealand, we stayed in Blenheim, a small town on the South Island. It was very peaceful and we wandered around town taking pictures. If you’re ever there, I highly recommend the Watery Mouth Café (third photo). It was so good, we had breakfast there every day.
It’s safe to say that Vietnam has millions of motorbikes and scooters. There are so many that it is having a detrimental effect on Vietnam’s air quality. The air pollution was pretty bad when I visited a few years ago. And with that many motorbikes on the road, crossing the street is an adventure! (If […]
I’ve become a little obsessed with Instax Mini film lately. As I mentioned in a previous post, I am currently working on a project using Instax Mini and so it’s been on my mind a lot. So much, in fact, that I awoke one morning with the idea that I wanted to shoot Instax Mini […]
These are from a trip to Lundbreck Falls in southern Alberta. They are from the day I drove down the Cowboy Trail with my photography club. It was a fun day and I would recommend joining (or forming) a photography club if you can. Photography can be a lonely hobby sometimes, so it’s a lot […]
The 4th Street Lilac Festival always draws a huge crowd here in Calgary. Vendors and food trucks line the streets, there’s live music, and even a parade. It would be a lot of fun, except for the crowds. So many people (and their pets) attend the summmer festival, that sometimes it reaches the tipping point […]
These are from a day I spent at Spruce Meadows photographing show jumping. I was quite thrilled by the way these photos turned out, especially #1167 above. It took me a few rolls before I figured out exactly how to get the best out of my Canon EOS 3 that day. I wanted to capture […]
I’ve been working on a new project. I’m photographing every roll of film I own on Fuji Instax Mini film. These are the first two rolls I’ve captured and they are part of a new series I’m calling Film on Film. They were shot using a Diana F+ with Instant Back and it took me […]
🔗 A Crash Course in Street Photography “If street photography is sticking your camera in someone’s face and snapping a negative reaction or look of displeasure at having their privacy invaded, then I don’t like it.” I agree with Barnaby. I’d love to ‘shoot street’, but I have no intention of getting in someone’s face. […]
Sarah & I had lunch at Wither Hills Winery one summer in Marlborough, New Zealand. We had lunch in the courtyard where I had an amazing pinot noir. Afterwards, we went inside for a wine tasting and ended up buying a bottle of noble riesling.
The Bomber Command Museum of Canada in Nanton, AB is home to a Lancaster bomber (FM-159). On certain days during the year, they take the Lancaster out of the hangar and run the 4 Packard Merlin engines. I was there one summer and snapped these photos on Imation Scotch Color HP100 film. (I also have […]