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 […]
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 […]
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 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. […]
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 […]