Here are some more photos from the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. What I most remember about that day is that it was incredibly bright and I didn’t have a wide enough lens to capture everything I wanted in the frame.
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.
The name of this sculpture is Sliver. It was created by Virginia King and is a symbol of time. Sarah and I were walking in Newmarket (a suburb of Auckland) when we came upon the sculpture and I knew I had to photograph it.
I took this self-portrait as part of my Self-Portrait Challenge a few years ago. The idea behind the challenge was to take a series of creative self-portraits that would push my creativity and skills as a photographer. It isn’t easy to be both photographer and subject when you are using a manual focus camera. Unfortunately, […]
During the Calgary 1988 Winter Olympics, the medal ceremonies were held downtown at Olympic Plaza. Today, Olympic Plaza is a public gathering space open for everyone to enjoy. In winter, the plaza is turned into a public skating rink, and in summer, it is sometimes flooded to become a wading pool.
These were all taken around Xi’an — one was taken on a bus, some outside the hotel, and one outside a house.
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 […]
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!
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 […]
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 […]
I bought the Pentax Spotmatic SP II on a whim back in May. It has some good reviews online and since I already own many M42 lenses, including a 50mm f/1.4 Super-Multi-Coated Takumar, I decided to buy it. My SP II is in great condition. Cosmetically, there are some very minor scratches but no dings. […]
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 […]
I shot these photos using the Bel-Aire ‘Special’, which is the new name I have given to my Belair X 6-12 Jetsetter modified to accept a 100mm Anastigmat Special lens mounted in a Compur Rapid shutter. After my successful attempt to shoot Instax Wide with the new lens and shutter, I took a trip to […]
I love it when I find art around the city in places where it has no reason to belong other than just for the sake of art itself. These photos were all taken on a walk through Fish Creek Park.
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.
These are from my second trip to New Zealand. Sarah and I spent a day wandering around Auckland’s waterfront. I remember we had some amazing ice cream at Island Gelato in the Ferry Building.
I shot these tractors 5 years ago at the Coyote Flats Pioneer Village. They easily have over 100 tractors and I think I spent most of my time with just these three, ha ha.