These photos are from Il Giardino Italiano, my favourite part of Hastings Park. The garden features many beautiful fountains and the ‘Opera Walk’ is a hidden gem. I hope to visit the park again the next time I’m back in Vancouver.
These photos are of the Vimy Memorial, Canada’s monument to the 60,000 Canadian soldiers who gave their lives in France and to all those who served in World War I. The memorial sits on Vimy Ridge which Canadian soldiers captured at great cost. The scale of the memorial is amazing. Two towers of white limestone, […]
These photos are of the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain. The titanium-clad Guggenheim Museum was designed by Canadian-American Architect Frank Gehry and it is probably his most famous work. The Guggenheim houses a large collection of modern and contemporary art including a few pieces that are on display outside the museum building. Visible in the […]
I shot these photos on Kodak HCP 5369, which I picked up from Labeauratoire. It was a bright sunny day and so I shot most of these at the recommended ISO 20, while a few were shot at ISO 16. The bright sunshine meant that I was able to shoot every photo at f/11 for […]
This is the view looking north across Burrard Inlet from Prospect Point at Stanley Park in Vancouver. The first two photos feature the Lions Gate Bridge which was built in the 1930’s by the Guiness family (the same family responsible for the eponymous Irish stout), while the last photo is of Ambleside Beach in West […]
These photographs are from the Bretteville-sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery at Cintheaux in Normandy, France. In 2015 I attended a memorial ceremony here in honour of the Canadians who fought and died during the Battle of Normandy. The first two photos show the many attendees including a few visiting dignitaries. If you look in the background […]
A fun thing I like about hiking is that you often discover interesting art and weird things in the woods. These photos are from a winter camping trip I took with students years ago.
A few years ago, I had the chance to feed the giraffes at the Calgary Zoo and snapped these photos. Who knew their tongues were so long and agile?
These are from a day trip to San Sebastián in Spain. When I travel I often take a number of cameras with me and plenty of film. On this trip, however, I only shot two rolls of film (compared to the nearly 40 rolls I shot in France). In my defense, I met my wife […]
In 2015, I went to France on a World War I & II history tour. We visited many of the Canadian, British and American battelfields in Normandy. These photos were taken at Pointe du Hoc, which is the highlest point of land between Utah Beach to the west and Omaha Beach to the east. On […]
I had high hopes for this film. I shot these photos in and around Bow Valley Ranch (in Fish Creek Park) a few years back when I was searching for the perfect slide film to cross-process. Unfortunately, Rollei Digibase CR 200 Pro didn’t live up to my expectations. Looking at these photos now, I’m not […]
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 lemurs were shot using Kodak Farbwelt 400. I’ve shot Kodak Farbwelt before and those photos turned out better. I’ve also photographed these lemurs on Fuji Superia 100. Those photos also turned out well. This is normal with expired film. As I’ve discussed before, the quality of expired film depends largely on how well it […]
I shoot a lot of expired film. Occasionally, I come across old film that has somehow managed to defy aging. This is usually because it was properly stored over its lifetime. Ferrania Solaris FG 100 and Perutz Primera 100 are two films I own that still look good a decade after the expiry date. And […]