These photos were shot in and around Olympic Plaza in downtown Calgary.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
With the recently announced return of LomoChrome Turquoise, I thought I might post a few photos and share my thoughts on this color-shifting emulsion. Of all Lomography films, this one has the wildest color palette. This is not a film for the faint of heart. If you prefer natural or even saturated colors, you will […]
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 […]
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.
These were shot in Picton harbour, on the north coast of New Zealand’s South Island, as Sarah and I waited to go on a cruise of Queen Charlotte Sound.
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. […]
Sarah & I travelled to China a few years ago. These photos are from a day we spent in Chengdu. On an overcast day, we visited People’s Park, rowed a boat on the lake, watched an elderly man write poetry on the pavement with water, visited the Wenshu Monastery, and watched with averse fascination as […]
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.
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. […]