Black and white was the way to go on this one, the colours just weren’t very complementary. But it’s still a great window. Have I seen better windows? Impossible to say for sure.
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I was driving down the highway when I was suddenly surrounded by this amazing sky. I knew I wanted a picture but I knew by the time I got to a “good” area the moment would be gone. So I pulled off the road at the first opportunity. It was cold, extremely windy, and I […]
She’s a lot plumper than her brother, but that doesn’t mean she’s any more likely to sit still for a photo. But it’s kind of fun trying to snag that shallow depth of field shot during those split second pauses.
At first glance, he may appear to be a cat. But he’s actually a monkey. A monkey who wonders why I’m pointing that big giant black thing at his face. He’s a good monkey.
About once a decade things get really weird and we actually get snow here on the wet coast. That is, snow that sticks around for more than an hour before turning into a soggy, slushy mess. This year we’ve been especially fortunate. We’ve had almost a solid month of this bright, cheery, white winter in […]
This photo was taken on my second of two trips to California where it was cold and gloomy. Okay, that was expected in San Francisco, but it was more of a surprise in Santa Monica.
This is Incinerator Rock in Tofino, BC and it’s a lot bigger than it looks. Determined to place the island dead centre in my frame, I walked down the beach. And I walked… and I walked… and I walked… Every once in a while I’d stop and get my camera out, thinking for sure I […]
His buddy the oyster was like, “I got an ocean pearl”. And clam said, “oh yeah, well I got a diamond”.
Tofino is most definitely one of the most beautiful places in Canada. I wouldn’t say the sun shines most of the time, but the feeling is laid back. The beaches are beautiful, and even though palm trees don’t grow, I always think about making my way back.
These “log forts” can be found all along the beaches of Tofino and Ucluelet. I’m not sure what their purpose is, but my guess is that they were constructed by surfers to provide a quick escape from the storms that can come out of nowhere… Anybody know?
I looked down at this sea-foam and there were a hundred photographers looking back at me. Weird.
This guy (or girl, I can’t remember) is one of the resident’s at the Bloedel Floral Conservatory in Vancouver. He’s not as colourful as this yellow bird, but he’s every bit as beautiful. The most annoying thing about birds is their absolute refusal to sit still for more than two seconds at a time…
This is a yellow bird. I am not really sure what kind of yellow bird it is. It looks kind of like a canary, and it was about the size of a canary, but I don’t think it is a canary. In any case, I took its portrait while visiting the Bloedel Floral Conservatory, located […]
I was so sure I had already posted this one. But today I was searching through my gallery to find some photos for a project I’m working on, and it was nowhere to be found. Overall my photos in Yellowstone were mostly a disappointment to me. I just didn’t have enough time, and I wasn’t […]
Granville Island is a great place to spend an afternoon, but eventually we all have to head home. I think that’s what this guy is doing.
This is just some grass up close. What more can I say?
I like taking pictures of windows. I also like complementary colours. That’s because of science. Art and science work together. Isn’t that neat?
I am paralyzed. No, I’m not in a wheel chair. Yes, I still have two legs, and they work. Arms work too. Oh sure, chemotherapy took its toll. I don’t quite have the stamina I used too. And I am cursed with nerve damage and mysterious pains. But by and large, my body still works. […]
This is the view when you get to the top of Mount Cheam. They put it there to remind you how far you have to walk to get down to the bottom. Kind of mean, if you ask me.
Our friends invited us to climb a mountain last night. I said yes because I thought it seemed like to good day to die of exhaustion. I got a couple of pretty photos though, when I worked up the strength to get out my camera.
It’s a darn good thing that residents of Barkerville didn’t have to deal with today’s politics. Imagine the carbon tax they’d have to pay with all these dirty oil lanterns hanging about.
I’m not exactly sure when building codes were introduced in British Columbia, but I am reasonably confident Barkerville predates them by several decades at least. And what is the result of a town built relatively free of regulation? Diversity of course! The buildings come on all shapes and sizes. For instance, all of the doorways […]
As a photographer, how do you deal with a crowded place like Barkerville? Tourists have a bad habit of ruining the mood when you’re trying to capture images of a 19th century gold rush town. You just have to get creative and find the details*. *Photoshop helps too.
Our first day in Barkerville was perfect. Nice warm, but not hot, weather and sunny skies. But by that evening we were huddled under a tarp that we literally threw over ourselves and the picnic table at our campsite. We ate our dinner of ramen noodles and hot dogs under a wet, steamy tarp cave […]
This is just a window in Barkerville. A very old window. I though it looked cool. I’ve taken a few other pictures of windows too.
Buster’s clearly went bust a while ago because this is its “good side”. There seems to be two kinds of small towns in America. There’s the quaint, heritage styled “arts communities”. Those are nice. And then there’s the other kind. The kind with a big Walmart and abandoned, derelict business everywhere.
What do you do when there’s a storm brewing and you’re stopped at a deserted rest stop in the middle of nowhere, somewhere in northeastern California? Take pictures, of course. Here’s a wider view:
I have said it before and I’ll say it again, the Oregon coast is one of my favourite places on earth. Every time I go back there I come away with a new appreciation for it. This is Oceanside Beach, just one of the many beaches along the way.
Okay, so our Yosemite plans didn’t work out exactly how we imagined. We arrived under the midday sun, couldn’t find anywhere to camp and had no choice but to pass right though. I did what I could, under the circumstances.
A shot of my beautiful muse, and now my wife. This is the first portrait I have taken of Rachelle since we got married. Just casual and impromptu as we were passing through Gasoline Alley in Fort Langley, BC.
Rachelle and I took a little tip into Fort Langley today. I took this shot in Gasoline Alley, a little enclave of shops off the main street. It’s right in the centre of town, but easily missed. It kind of reminds me of another shot I took, quite some time ago, of the Sylvia Hotel.
I was just walking through the woods one day when I saw these brightly lit ferns, way up high in the distance.
Looking at what’s just behind this mural makes me wonder how long it’s been here and how long before it’s defaced by graffiti. Hmm. Just underneath the Santa Monica Pier.
Santa Monica, a city where they don’t put the prices of drinks on the menu, and you feel ridiculous having to ask. And there are these lovely little shacks, located just behind the bustling Santa Monica Pier. If San Francisco has the painted ladies, what are these? Painted crack-whores? Oh sorry, was that politically incorrect?
Sit still, would ya! Sandhill Cranes are certainly not the most cooperative of animals. They seem to be incredibly curious about what people are doing and have an annoying habit of advancing rapidly toward the camera lens! It makes focusing on their beady little eyes extra challenging. Taken at the George C. Reifel Migratory Bird […]
You’ll have to excuse the pretentious title. I like taking photos a lot more than I like making them. Shot with florescent lights. Anyone who tells you it can’t be done hasn’t heard of custom white balance.
Alcatraz only closed about 50 years ago, so it’s quite amazing how much decay can occur in such a short space of time. I guess being in the middle of the ocean and constantly bombarded by salty sea air and wind doesn’t help, but still… There’s not much left of them, but you can still […]
The lighting was good (here’s a place where harsh midday light actually works), but apparently everyone in Minnesota decided to visit this place that day. I very much wanted the cliche shot of entire place, to show of the symmetry of this garden. But people, you know, they just get in the way. So instead […]
Driving through the prairies can be boring… very boring. But when the evening light starts reflecting on the landscape it can also be very beautiful. The challenge is finding somewhere where you can actually pull off the interstate to take pictures…
Washington Square Park is a less famous park in Manhattan. Much smaller than Central Park, it’s actually pretty ho-hum when you’re in it, but I found it quite interesting to look at from the outside. They were filming some stupid MTV show while we were there. A homeless guy was watching the production when he […]
This is the building that overlooks City Hall Park in New York City. So, naturally, I first assumed it was city hall. But it’s not, city hall is actually behind this building. New York was already so huge when they built this that city hall just wasn’t big enough. It’s the Manhattan Municipal Building.
I had a conversation with my dad today about my trip to New York. We got to talking about the food. I was telling him that, as a Vancouverite, the food in New York is disappointing because in Vancouver we have everything New York has only for much, much cheaper. So in honour of the […]
There’s a small Amusement Park within Central Park in New York known as Victoria Gardens. The only question I have is how in the world anyone can live In Manhattan and still afford to have children.
The statue of Atlas that stands outside Rockefeller Center in New York. This is as close as I am getting to a 9/11 post. But just so you know, New York is the best place I have been to in the USA that wasn’t Hawaii.
Mount Rushmore. What can I say? As a Canadian it’s never really been high on my list of must see places. I’ll be honest, we only went because it was on the way to New York. But I don’t mind admitting that it was a lot more impressive and a lot less tacky than I […]
Here’s a colourful group taking photos of Niagara Falls. I find tourist traps fascinating. I can’t stand them for the most part and can’t wait to get out of them, but clearly I am in the minority. Most people seem to love these crowded places. A curious human trait, in my humble opinion.
I was looking through some older photos for a sky to, er, borrow… And I came across this photo from the Oregon coast. Why did it escape my attention before? I don’t know.
I had such a great time at this little bit of paradise. I can’t wait to go back.
As soon as I saw hipsters, I had a feeling we weren’t in Wyoming anymore. Was that cheesy? Well it should be, because this picture was taken in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. What is it with me and pictures of people looking at their phones?
One thing you get used to as a Canadian is that most of your cultural institutions are American. It’s just the natural result of being a country with a relatively small population right next door to a country with a very big one. So we have McDonald’s but they serve poutine! So it’s a kind […]