I first joined Facebook way back in 2007 or so, I can’t remember exactly when. Back then it was innocent and unassuming. There were no ads, and there were very few people on it, and fewer still who knew what it was. Heck, I was on it and I barely knew what it was. I had only one or two friends and we’d poke each other back and forth for no good reason, and that [...]
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My good friend and client Monny recently asked me to take some photos of his designer eyewear store for publication in a magazine. The magazine had requested photos of the store itself and “action” shots of Monny at work. To achieve the latter Monny invited a friend of his to act as a model. Because she wasn’t a professional model as was therefore quite shy around the camera I decided it would be best to [...]
I set out to photograph a sunset but discovered the people in front of it were really more interesting.
What might be stored in this old shed in the creepy ghost town of Sandon? I’m not sure but I my imagination is was certainly running wild when I was there. Sandon, British Columbia, Canada.
This one is a little different. It’s an impromptu snapshot of one of my mom’s cats (she was my cat when I was growing up, but now she’s a cranky old lady and tends to snub me when I visit). It’s not a good photo per se. In fact it is an extremely flawed photo. Her tail being cut off is the most glaring error, But overall the composition is poor and the background is [...]
I tell you what, that sunset in Port Townsend seemed to just last forever and ever. I managed to take three very different shots of the same sunset from three different locations and I think we even managed to have dinner in between. Port Townsend, Washington, USA.
I visited Marble Canyon in 2012, eleven years after a massive forest fire burned nearly 12% of Kootenay National Park. After more than a decade the area has only just begun to recover. Where once there was a forest there is now deadwood and fire-weed. Yet even the wrath of nature has not destroyed the beauty of this place. It’s changed for sure, but still spectacular.
Were it not for the incredibly overzealous and rude customs agents employed at the U.S. border (am I on an NSA watch-list now?) I would without a doubt consider visiting Port Townsend more often. It’s a truly beautiful little town located on the coast of Washington State. You can either get there by Ferry or drive around the long way but either way you’re in for a treat. While we were there we visited a [...]
The (almost) ghost town of Sandon still has a few residents (crazy weird residents who like living in an extremely creepy horror movie style town, but still) so I guess you can’t truly call it abandoned, but it certainly appears that this train was. I call it “The Last Train to Sandon”. I know it’s a corny reference but I can’t help it, I like to monkey around now and then. Sandon, British Columbia, Canada.
When Rachelle and I visited Hawaii in 2011 people more than once mistook her for a local. I can’t blame them, she certainly doesn’t look out-of-place here as she enjoys a quiet moment in this beautiful tropical garden. Maui, Hawaii.
Here is a shot of Seattle from what I guess kind of passes for a waterfront. I just don’t understand what the city planners of Seattle (if you can call them that) were thinking when they decided to build a freeway right along the waterfront. In my oh so humble opinion they completely ruined the city by doing that. I have been to Seattle a few times, and each time I am underwhelmed. Pike Place [...]
Many of the scenes on the TV show “Once Upon a Time” are filmed in an around the village of Steveston near Vancouver and it’s easy to see why. The town is incredibly picturesque and indeed many of the buildings look just like something out of a story book. I don’t think this particular building has ever made an appearance on the show, but there’s no reason why it couldn’t. Steveston Village, British Columbia.
The waves here are big and the undertow is fierce. There are warning signs up and down the beach telling people to stay out of the water. So I when I walked along the beach one morning and encountered nothing but calm blue water it was quite a surprise. It was almost eerie not to hear the crashing of waves against the shore. Los Cabos, Baja, Mexico
I find the Grey Jay to be an incredibly fascinating bird. Also known as the “Whiskey Jack” or Canada Jay these little guys are incredibly inquisitive. It doesn’t matter how far into the back country away from civilization you are, these birds will show up and beg for food. And how could you resist them? I guess I have a soft spot for a wild animal that is willing to perch on your shoulder and [...]
The Hotel California of Todos Santos, Baja, Mexico is a curious place indeed. At some point someone noticed some similarities between the hotel and the Eagles song of the same name and decided to cash in. Consequently you will find that most of the nearby gift shops are cashing in by selling cheap and unauthorized Hotel California merchandise usually with the lyrics of the song included in some way (or at least an often hilarious [...]
Here it is ladies and gentlemen, the British Columbia Legislative Chamber, which is of course located inside the British Columbia Parliament Buildings in Victoria. This is where our wonderful and honourable elected officials conspire to spend your money in the most foolish way possible, generally by voting themselves’ a raise. Oh, I’m sorry, was that disrespectful?
I don’t think you’d find anyone willing to argue that Moraine Lake isn’t one of the most beautiful lakes in Canada. But if you should be lucky enough to pay it a visit do yourself a favour and do a 180 and take in this incredible vista as well. Banff National Park, Canada
I’ve been digging through the archives again and I came across this shot of Vancouver’s Yaletown neighbourhood just after an evening storm.
For such an important symbol of the games it’s somewhat incredible that it’s the one thing Vancouver managed to mess up in an otherwise well run games (notwithstanding the unseasonably warm and sunny weather that led to a lack of snow on the mountains). Breaking with tradition, there were actually two cauldrons at the Vancouver Olympics. Owing to BC place being an indoor stadium (at the time, it now has a brand new retractable roof) [...]
You don’t get very far into photography before some tells you about the rule of thirds. Some people are downright dogmatic about it. Well I say rules were made to be broken, and here is a photo that does just that. I like that it’s somewhat abstract, you can’t really tell what it is you’re looking at… …or can you?