Walking around the night market in Xi’an’s Muslim Quarter was a truly amazing experience. I could have wandered the streets for hours if I had had more film with me. These shots all captured the store vendors on their phones. Clearly, they were not as enthralled by the sights as I was.
Harvie Passage is a man-made series of rapids off the Bow River specifically designed for kayaking. There were no kayakers present this day, but there was a surfer using a bodyboard to ride the rapids.
I snapped this photo along the Strand in downtown Tauranga during a jazz festival. Many people were posing with the mural of the wings and while waiting to snap a photo of my wife, I managed to get this one of a stranger.
One of the things I love about half-frame cameras, like the Olympus Pen EED, is the ability to create diptychs and triptychs. It’s a great way to create panoramas or simply to juxtapose two images. I made this triptych of Auckland’s Wintergardens last year when Sarah and I were in New Zealand visiting family. It […]
Sarah often humours me by letting me take copious amounts of photos of her. These three were shot in the corridor of the Xi’an overnight train.
No, this photo isn’t backwards, even if the word YAHOO is. I was wandering along the riverfront looking for a place to sit and reload my camera. When I looked up, I saw the sign. I was puzzled for a moment and then realized it was meant to be viewed from the other side. I’d […]
Inspired by Conspicari’s “Thursday Doors” posts on coronet66, I was delighted when I came across these doors on a recent trip to New Zealand. These doors — all from the same street in Napier — are far more interesting than the boring modern doors I often encounter on my photo walks here in Calgary.
These strange concentric circles that appear in the first two photos are the result of bromide drag and it’s a byproduct of developing film with little or no agitation, such as when using semi-stand or stand development. Bromide drag occurs during development when bromide builds up around the sprocket holes of the film and then […]
This is the film stash I took with me on my trip to France in 2015. Also pictured, are two of the three cameras I brought with me: my Canon Rebel 2000 and my Ultra Wide & Slim. I used the third camera, my Canonet QL17 Giii, to snap this photo.
Surrounded by karst mountains, Yanghsuo is a very picturesque little town in south-eastern China. Can you spot the western brands on the buildings around town? Nike, Adidas, KFC, and Pizza Hut are all there.
Sarah & I spent a lovely day in People’s Park in Chengdu. We rowed a boat on the lake, had tea in the overcrowded seating area, watched an elderly man write poetry on the pavement in front of the Railway Protection Movement Monument, and visited the Wenshu Monastery.
This World War I monument in Nanton, Alberta can be found near the Bomber Command Museum.
These photos were shot with a Candie’s branded plastic 35mm point & shoot camera that I discovered in a box at work. For years, I resisted the temptation to waste film on what I suspected was a terrible camera. I was hoping that the lens would at least have a sharp-ish centre, but the resulting […]
These photos from Heritage Park were shot on Ferrania Solaris FG Plus 100. It is one of my favourite films and I love the way it renders colours!
These photos of a Bactrian camel grunting were taken during the Calgary Zoo’s semi-annual ‘Focused’ event, in which they open the Zoo early (when the animals are more active) exclusively for photographers.
These statues were part of a fountain in my parents’ garden before they sold their house.
These photos were shot in Arromanches, a town in Normandy, France. The number 6 on the building refers to June 6, 1944 — D-Day. Arromanches, or Gold Beach as it was known in World War II, was one of the two Normandy beaches where the British landed. The last photo in this post features one […]
I only spent one night in Caen and had very little time to explore the city and take photographs. Caen is fairly modern as 70% of the city was destroyed by Allied bombing in World War II.