I’m trying to take in as much of this area as possible in my last few days here. On a cloudy day this week I drove down to the Beavermouth Creek out along the Quesnel Hydraulic Road. (That was where I saw and shot the fox.) And, what with it being overcast, the photos just work… Continue reading To the Beaver’s brook in black and white
It’s still Thursday where I am, so I guess I get to do a Throwback Thursday! This one relates to something that happened two years ago, that impacted on me today. Back then I was going out a lot at night to shoot. This one particular evening at the end of September 2014 saw me… Continue reading Throwback Thursday: The Milky Way, Zombie Cows and a lost bit of photographic gear
Yesterday I wrote about my journey between Edmonton and Prince George, and the fact that I took several back roads, service roads and dirt roads – all in order to see more than just the highway. It started with a small lake at daybreak just before Jasper National Park, and ended with a detour to the mall… Continue reading Definitely the road less travelled, in this case
The Yellowhead Highway (Tete Jaune in French, if you wondered where the title of the post came from) runs east-west from British Columbia, through Alberta, then Saskatchewan and into Winnipeg, Manitoba – a total of around 2,960km. I have travelled the portion from Prince George, BC to Edmonton, Alberta, three times now. It is, undoubtedly… Continue reading Cruising Canuckistan on the Tete Jaune
My previous blog was a repost from my friend Helen who, like me, enjoys photography. Unlike me, she doesn’t get to go shooting as often as she would like (what with a very energetic toddler in the home). Last week we went for a little adventure in town, with said toddler along for the ride in his… Continue reading Love YEG, through my eyes
One minute it was summer and then, the next, it wasn’t, when the weather changed on the first of the month – with more rain and a chill in the air at dawn. With that, the trees started turning those golden hues that I knew I would see if I stayed here long enough. It’s… Continue reading A post about decaying stuff and cute ankle biters
Someone pointed out to me the other day that it is still Autumn, or Fall, and not winter. Well, the bareness of the trees and the coldness of my toes beg to differ.
I know how to take photos. I know all the composition rules and how aperture works to create depth of field. But, I must admit, sometimes I get a touch stuck in a rut. And so, last week, having my camera and tripod at the office, I decided to try a slightly different technique on one… Continue reading Single snapshots: patchwork face
This evening. In the back yard. Double rainbow. Autumn’s golden colours. All combined for heavenly photos.
I am a creature of habit, which, when it comes to photography, means that I tend to shoot the same things and the same places. Today I set out to prove that I can indeed photograph where I’ve never photographed before and that I’m not a vampire or zombie from “I am Legend” (after all my night-time posts recently.) I… Continue reading Proof I’m not a vampire
A few weeks ago I reluctantly decided to send my D600 to the Nikon service centre for a clean and repair. I was hoping it would be done before Autumn arrived; before the busiest of seasons – this beautiful time of year with its golden hues and amazing sunsets. But Autumn came quicker than I was… Continue reading A wee walk in an Autumn wind
Last year I attended my first “Cariboo Corn Maze” with the church out at Australian Ranch, 30km down the ’97, and had so much fun jumping out from between the rows of corn and scaring people. But, a year later, I’ve matured and there was absolutely none of that … It was a bit chilly… Continue reading Corn maze in the Cariboo
As it happens, I haven’t been sleeping much the last few weeks. I’m not complaining – I get a lot done at 2am. Amongst other things, I pray for others; and then I count Heffalumps in-between coughing fits – but, like Winnie the Pooh, that hasn’t helped me to get to sleep so far. This evening… Continue reading What do an insomniac, a herd of zombie cows and shooting stars have in common?
I still don’t have my camera back from Nikon and so I’ve been shooting film for the last week. I’ve loved all the Nikons I’ve owned but this film camera is, now how would I put it without calling it a piece of crap straight out? If it were a car it would be a… Continue reading Shooting with film: colour. kind of.