Here are some more photos of my walk through an old hutong in Beijing. #2067 below is my failed attempt at a mirror selfie. The man in the photo got in the way, and if I waited around for him to leave, I was worried that he might think I was trying to photograph him […]
A hutong is a narrow street or lane between rows of traditional courtyard residences and is commonly found in Beijing. Sarah and I walked through an old hutong near the Bell Tower (pictured above) and these are some of the photos I took. I used Lomography Potsdam Kino 100 for these photos and I have […]
I’ve posted a lot about the amazing night markets in Xi’an and Yangshuo, so this time I’m just going to say that the Olympus Trip 35 is a great camera to use for brightly lit night photography. I shot these photos on Kodak Portra 400. This is arguably my favourite colour film.
These skyline photos of Hong Kong were shot from the top of Victoria Peak on a foggy day.
I took these photos of passengers sitting in the train corridor while aboard an overnight train from Shanghai to Xi’an.
These photos of passengers were taken aboard the Victoria Grace while I was on a Yangtze River cruise in China a few years ago.
These are from a bicycle tour that Sarah & I took around the Yangshuo countryside in China. They were taken with my Olympus Trip 35, and while the Trip 35 is small enough to fit in a coat pocket, it does not fit in the pockets of my shorts. I had to carry it in […]
Sarah and I did a cycling tour around the Yangshuo countryside in 2019 when we went to China. These photos are from a market that we visited that day.
The night market in Xi’an’s Muslim Quarter is every street photographer’s dream. There is so much to see and experience. The entire street is lit up so bright that you can easily shoot with 100 ISO film even though it’s night. I could have spent the entire night snapping pictures had I brought more film […]
Sarah & I wandered down this street one afternoon in Chengdu and we discovered a shop where you could have your name carved in Chinese characters onto a stamp. We thought it would make a great memento of our trip and we bought a matching pair of stamps. I took these photos while we waited.
These were all taken around Xi’an — one was taken on a bus, some outside the hotel, and one outside a house.
Sarah and I happened to be in Hong Kong during the 2019 pro-democracy protests. While we did encounter protests at the airport, we had no such encounters the night before when we wandered around Temple Street. In fact, the Temple Street Night Market was incredibly underwhelming when compared to Xi’an’s Muslim Quarter at night. Xi’an […]
These photos are of the escalators and lobby floor in the Shanghai Museum. They are the only photos I was able to take since museums often frown upon photography inside the galleries. I was sitting on the stairs when I looked out across the atrium and instantly knew I had to photograph the criss-cross pattern […]
Sarah & I travelled through China in 2019 and part of our travel itinerary included a 3-night/4-day cruise on the Yangtze River aboard a ship named the Victoria Grace. One evening, the crew treated us with a performance of ‘traditional cultural entertainment’ that included dancing, music, and even some magic and comedy. Our lovable humdrum […]
These photos were shot on the overnight train to Xi’an. This lovely family, with whom we shared our compartment, spent part of the day putting together a puzzle on their bottom bunk.
I shot these in Yangshuo, China while doing some river rafting. This was a very touristy thing to do as I’m sure you can tell from the photos. But it was a lot of fun! There were hundreds of boats on the river. Most of them were of the bamboo raft variety. They each seat […]
In 2019, when Sarah and I were in China, we had the opportunity to visit a tea plantation in Emeishan. Patrick, our guide, drove us to the home of an old high school friend who was the owner of a tea plantation. Upon arriving, we were kitted out with traditional Chinese conical hats, tea baskets […]
These are all from the day I proposed to Sarah. We went horseback riding from Lake Louise up to the Lake Agnes Teahouse and I nervously carried the engagement ring in my pocket all day. In the end, I did not propose at Lake Agnes (too many people and no privacy) and instead proposed to […]
The Historic Village in Tauranga, NZ is a “collection of original and replica buildings from early Tauranga”. It’s a sort of museum for old buildings — similar in concept to Heritage Park here in Calgary except on a much smaller scale and without the re-enactors or key attractions such as a steam locomotive or vintage […]
The highlight of my trip to China last year had to be the night markets. There is just so much to see and photograph. The streets and restaurant patios are filled with interesting people, while every shop is open with something exciting going on out front. There’s plenty of food, music, and all sorts of […]