I shot this a while back when Sarah was saving up for a guitar. At the time, I thought that maybe I should make my own jar and call it ‘Dan’s Camera Fund’. But then I thought that’s what my pay cheque is called!
With Christmas just a few days away, I want to wish everyone happy holidays! Whether you are a regular visitor to my film photography blog or you arrived here by accident, I hope you have a wonderful holiday season and I wish you a healthy, happy, and prosperous new year! Cheers, Dan
The Kettle Valley Railway was a railway that ran across southern Bristish Columbia through Myra Canyon and operated during the first half of the 20th century. It was finally abandoned in 1989 with portions converted into a recreational trail. Sadly, a 2003 forest fire destroyed 14 of the 18 original wooden trestle bridges in Myra […]
These photos are from a trip I took to Lake Louise five years ago. I had taken many more photos that weekend, but unfortunately those rolls of film were lost in the mail when I sent them to The Darkroom for processing. I lost 8 rolls of film due to some sort of mishap with […]
Five years ago, I took a road trip with my photography club down to Lundbreck Falls, a 2-hour drive south of Calgary via the Cowboy Trail. While I was shooting photos from the top of the falls, a man walked up and decided to stretch out on the rocks. Naturally, I had to snap some […]
Every November, just before Remembrance Day, thousands of white crosses are placed row on row along Memorial Drive. This is the Field of Crosses, an annual memorial honouring the 3500 men and women from southern Alberta who gave their lives in service to Canada, many during the world wars. I shot these on a roll […]
These were shot one early morning at the Calgary Zoo on Fuji Velvia 50. I bought a 100 ft bulk roll of expired Fuji Velvia 50 on eBay for cheap. The seller owned two rolls, and when he opened one and shot some photos with it, he found that the film had color shifted and […]
These were shot at Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park using Svema Color DS 100. Not expecting much, I was pretty impressed with this film and how these photos turned out. Although, I did shoot a second roll of some cows that were all horribly underexposed.
These photos are from a photography workshop I took 5 years ago. We spent a morning with a few amateur models, wandering around downtown and snapping photos in various locations. These were shot in front of Coppeneur Chocolatier.
Over the years, I’ve shot a lot of photos at Union Cemetery. Most of the old headstones were made from sandstone and they have not stood the test of time. Sandstone is a very soft sedimentary stone and it is a poor match for Calgary’s climate. These photos were taken with LomoChrome Purple film and […]
A few years back, I photographed a Lancaster bomber running its engines. Afterwards, I wandered into the hangar and, to my delight, discovered a model making competition. Rows of tables covered in all sorts of model planes, tanks, cars, and spaceships were set up in the hangar. While the adjudicators were busy judging the models, […]
I took a trip to Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park a few years ago with a few other photographers. As we wandered around the ranch, we came upon a dog tied to a fence post. Naturally, we stopped to take photos. Soon after, the the family that owned the dog took notice and two children joined […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The front end of this hot rod was shot a few years back at the Show ‘n Shine in High River. I was in town photographing hot air balloons when I stumbled onto the Show ‘n Shine. I’m glad I did. It was a perfect way to end an already amazing day of photography: hot […]