This beachfront house in Bernières-sur-Mer, France is the home of Hervé & Nicole Hoffer. Known as ‘Canada House’, it was originally owned by Hervé’s grandfather and was the first house liberated on D-Day by the Allies. Over the years, Hervé has turned his home into a museum and shrine to the members of the Queen’s […]
Buildings in Calgary: the National Music Centre, the Calgary Public Library, a parking garage, and old City Hall.
These photos were shot in Bayeux, a town in Normandy, France. I spent a few nights in Bayeux, using it as a home base to explore many of the surrounding towns and WWII battlefields. I even had the opportunity to wander freely inside the Bayeux Cathedral, which was consecrated in 1077 by William the Conqueror’s […]
These were all taken around Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris a few years ago before the devastating fire.
These are the last of my photos from the Bearspaw Classic Car Show and Shine. If you’re interested in seeing them, photos from the first set and second set have already been posted.
As I was putting this post together, it occurred to me that I have never processed Fuji Velvia 100 normally. I have only ever cross-processed this film. As much as I like this look, fortunately, I have a few more rolls left and will have to develop the next one in E6 chemistry. These photos […]
These photos are from a canoe trip and hike I took up to Widgeon Falls with my friend Barry.
Every summer, I try to attend as many interesting events as I can and bring along a camera. In the past, I’ve attended and photographed hot air ballooning, show jumping, live music, the Calgary Comic Expo, and the engine run-up on a WWII Lancaster bomber, to name a few. But since the pandemic started, I […]
I shot these photos of flowers outside Église Saint-Julien in the commune of Le Mesnil-Patry in Normandy, France.
These photos are from in and around Banff. The first two photos are of Cascade Ponds, just across the highway from Banff. Sarah and I met up with a friend here and spent an afternoon catching up. I ended up with a terrible sunburn.
I photographed these cows just outside Authie in Normandy. That big cow wasn’t too happy that I was photographing the calfs.
I shot these while wandering around Burnsland Cemetery when I was first experimenting with cross-processed film. I like some of the statues in Burnsland, but overall I don’t think it’s as picturesque as Union Cemetery, which is right across the street.
These photos are all from Caen Castle, or the Château de Caen as it is known in French. The castle and surrounding grounds were originally built by William the Conqueror before he left to conquer England. Today, the castle grounds are home to many buildings including the Musée de Normandie and Le Mancel Restaurant du […]
These photos depict more of the debris and detritus left behind by the 2013 flood in Calgary. I shot these while testing a roll of Orwo NP22 film. For a roll of film that expired in 1993, it has aged fairly well. It’s box speed is 125 ISO, but I shot these at 64 ISO […]
After a fairly long stretch of -20 °C temperatures last winter, Sarah and I headed to Elbow Falls in the hopes that we might see a frozen waterfall. It was a gorgeous day at the Falls and a brisk wind made it quite chilly, but after a short hike, we discovered that Elbow Falls had […]
In 2013, Calgary suffered its second flood in 8 years. The Bow & Elbow Rivers overflowed their banks and flooded much of the city. Downtown was hit particularly hard. These photos are from further downstream at Fish Creek Park many months later. Some of the detritus from the flood is still visible in a few […]
About 6 years ago, I acquired a Sigma 70-300mm telephoto zoom lens and attempted to use it to photograph birds at Pearce Estate Park. Shooting chickadees with the lens at 200-300mm without a tripod was quite challenging. The little chickadee rarely stayed still. He kept flitting about and it was hard for me to keep […]
This is Bow Valley Ranch in Fish Creek Park. Once the residence of William Roper Hull, who commissioned this two-story gable-roofed mansion in 1896, it is now a restaurant in Fish Creek Park. The other wooden building is Annie’s Cafe which was once the farmhouse of ranch foreman Billy Banister and his eponymous wife Annie. […]