These photos of Auckland were taken in 2018 as Sarah and I walked through downtown and along the waterfront. The big green owl (Ruru Kakotea) is from The Big Hoot, a fundraiser for the Child Cancer Foundation. That year, many painted owls could be found all around Auckland.
I was taking photos around Sarah’s parents’ farm when she decided to walk on the fence (which overlooks a steep 50m (150ft) drop. I was grateful this photo turned out because I noticed my QL17 wasn’t giving me accurate meter readings in the fading evening light. I bracketed most of my shots, but I only […]
The Bow River often freezes over during winter. While it is not unusual to see geese on the ice, I wasn’t expecting to find an overturned shopping cart that looked like it had been thrown from the bridge.
These photos are from Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon) in Vietnam. While touring Vietnam, I had a day off to explore on my own and shoot some photographs. These photos feature the Independence Palace (aka Reunification Palace) and its front gate (where in 1975, a tank of the North Vietnamese Army bulldozed into it, […]
Here are some more photos from the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. What I most remember about that day is that it was incredibly bright and I didn’t have a wide enough lens to capture everything I wanted in the frame.
On the west side of the new Calgary Public Library building are two of three kinetic sculptures that move back and forth like a drinking birds. This art installation is called Trio and was designed and built by artist Christian Moeller.
These photos are from a photowalk I took recently around the East Village. This part of downtown has undergone a lot of redevelopment over the last few years and I thought it was time to take a camera and go exploring.
The name of this sculpture is Sliver. It was created by Virginia King and is a symbol of time. Sarah and I were walking in Newmarket (a suburb of Auckland) when we came upon the sculpture and I knew I had to photograph it.
I shot these from the balcony of my hotel on my first visit to Auckland. As I was enjoying the view one morning, I started to notice all the interesting things happening below me and had to snap a few photos.
These photos were taken at the Wintergardens in Auckland, NZ. Sarah and I spent a quiet afternoon wandering around the Wintergardens and Auckland Domain. It was an absolutely beautiful and incredibly hot day and I remember we enjoyed an ice cream in the shade of a tree.
These are the last of my photos from my exploration of New Zealand’s Queen Charlotte Sound by air, sea and land. Motuara Island is home to the Little penguin and there are many man-made nesting boxes scattered throughout the island for their use. Each nesting box has a lid that you can flip open to […]
These photos from Motuara Island are from a weekend where Sarah and I explored New Zealand’s Queen Charlotte Sound by air, sea and land. Historically, Motuara Island is the location where, in 1770, Captain James Cook and his officers raised the British flag and claimed New Zealand for the use of the British Empire. Today, […]
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 […]