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 […]
One of the things I love about Calgary is that some days, when the weather is right, you can see the Rocky Mountains looming large in the west. You can see them on the horizon of the first two photos.
These photos are the result of my fascination with the barbed wire fences found at Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park.
These photos are from a trip I took to Lake Louise five years ago. I had taken many more photos that weekend, but unfortunately those rolls of film were lost in the mail when I sent them to The Darkroom for processing. I lost 8 rolls of film due to some sort of mishap with […]
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. […]
Five years ago, I took a road trip with my photography club down to Lundbreck Falls, a 2-hour drive south of Calgary via the Cowboy Trail. While I was shooting photos from the top of the falls, a man walked up and decided to stretch out on the rocks. Naturally, I had to snap some […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
These were shot one early morning at the Calgary Zoo on Fuji Velvia 50. I bought a 100 ft bulk roll of expired Fuji Velvia 50 on eBay for cheap. The seller owned two rolls, and when he opened one and shot some photos with it, he found that the film had color shifted and […]
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.
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 […]
These were shot at Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park using Svema Color DS 100. Not expecting much, I was pretty impressed with this film and how these photos turned out. Although, I did shoot a second roll of some cows that were all horribly underexposed.
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 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.
Over the years, I have steadily come to look upon my Lomography Belair X 6-12 Jetsetter camera with growing disappointment. My disenchantment with the Belair rests upon two chief complaints: The plastic lenses are terrible. They are quite soft, especially along the edges, and the photos are often out of focus—rarely in a good way. […]
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.
I picked up this mysterious film, Mr. Zhu 100, on eBay. It’s so mysterious that the seller himself didn’t even know much about it, including its name. So, in the absence of a name, he chose to name it after his Hong Kong shipping partner, Mr. Zhu. Intrigued by a new rare film, especially one […]