These are photos of a few of the statues on the grounds surrounding Government Gardens in Rotorua, New Zealand. I quite like the way the first photo turned out. I love the look of Kodak Tri-X 400. It is an absolutely beautiful B&W film.
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 […]
I shot these in Fish Creek Park using discontinued and expired Solaris FG 100 film by Ferrania. I adjusted the ISO to 50 to compensate for the age of the film and I was really excited how the photos turned out. I wish I had more of this film.
I came across this man holding a guitar while walking down the street in Emeishan City. He seemed completely out of place and I was hoping he would play something, but sadly, this ‘Guitar Hero’ never played for us.
Sarah and I visited Emeishan City at the base of Mount Emei (aka Emeishan) in August. Mount Emei is one of the Four Sacred Mountains of Buddhism in China. We actually spent a few nights at Baoguo Temple (aka Baoguosi) and spent a day hiking up Mount Emei-–which was like climbing the world’s longest flight […]
I shot these on Kodak BW400CN, a chromogenic B&W film, which isn’t a true B&W film as it is designed to be processed in C-41 chemistry. I’m not a fan of this film and wasn’t sad to see Kodak discontinue its production. I shot these while wandering around Pearce Estate Park.
These photos are of a horse named Kolor Kode that I shot during a show jumping competition at Spruce Meadows one year while attending a photography Meetup. I shot these using expired Fuji Super HG II 100 film that I picked up on eBay.
One winter, I hiked through Fish Creek Park and snapped these photos with my Superheadz Blackbird, Fly TLR. The first photo (#1103) is of the Willans Family barn which was demolished a few years ago. The old log barn was built around 1910 by Norman Willans using white spruce trees that line the banks of […]
On one of my many trips to Union Cemetery, I shot these B&W photos of damaged and deteriorating headstones. Many of these headstones date back to the early days of Calgary’s settlement and it’s rather sad to see the loss of history. Hopefully, by capturing a few photos I can do my part to preserve […]
I shot these photos in 2015 while on a tour of Canadian World War II battlefields in France. These are from Arromanches in Normandy. Arromanches is the location of Gold Beach where the British landed on D-Day and built a Mulberry harbour out of huge concrete caissons, many of which can still be seen off […]
The Calgary Zoo is currently playing host to some pandas. They are very popular and the day I shot these photos, it was very hard to get a good shot given the size of the crowd of people around the pandas. It’s really no different in China. When Sarah and I were in Chengdu this […]
While visiting the Calgary Zoo one day, I photographed this amusing little demonstration on how to train a tiger by giving it food when it touches its nose to the stick. At first, the girl had no clue what the trainer was asking of her, but she did eventually get it.
When Sarah & I were in Shanghai, we spent the day wandering the Yuyuan Garden and the surrounding Bazaar. I snapped most of these photos as we walked through the streets of the Old City on our way to the Bund.