After a really delightful drive out along the Quesnel River, I decided to stop on my way home to take a few photos. Sadly, the clouds had moved in, leaving the landscape grey and dull compared to the vivid colours earlier in the day in the autumn sunshine. But it is a beautiful river. And so… Continue reading Introducing the red fox photo-bomber
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
If I had a bucket list, seeing the mystical Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights would probably have been on it. As I’m more of a “fly by the seat of your pants” kind of guy though, I’ve never kept a list of things I’d love to see. But since I arrived in Edmonton, the Northern… Continue reading Chasing northern lights in Edmonton
You may have received an email from my blog recently, clicked on it, and been met with this: I am sorry about that. You see, Learning to keep one’s head down on the relational battlefield (Part 1) was the first in what was to be a long series but, just after posting it, I had second thoughts.… Continue reading Apologies are in order
There are evenings around here that going cruising in one’s vehicle just won’t do. Cycling is too sweaty and slow and I don’t run any more, especially not with a heavy camera. It’s a good thing that my good friend Tim the welder (not to be confused with Bob the builder) has been generous enough to… Continue reading Cruising Canuckistan on a classic
Yesterday was the turn of the iPhone to strut its stuff from my trip down the Yellowhead highway from Edmonton, Alberta to Prince George, British Columbia. Today I’m featuring a few photos I shot with my Nikon D600. Every time I stopped I would shoot a few with the iPhone and a few with my trusty… Continue reading #roadtrip #rockies #stunning?
A few days ago I posted some photos I shot on my way up to Edmonton. Here now, some that I took on the trip back home: west along the Yellowhead Highway. Only, this time, unlike the trip back then where I used my Nikon, these were all taken with my phone. In the height of summer, I also… Continue reading West along the Yellowhead with iPhone at the ready
Yesterday I drove back from Edmonton to British Columbia. As usual, I couldn’t stick to a straight drive home, which should take around 10 hours, but which took me 13. Apart from a few detours in Jasper National Park, I also stopped at “The Ancient Forest,” about 130km east of Prince George. This antique stand… Continue reading Meeting Tree Beard up close
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.
This evening. In the back yard. Double rainbow. Autumn’s golden colours. All combined for heavenly photos.
Last night, in the early hours of the morning, the so-called “blood moon” was seen over North America. Before going to bed I decided that I would get up at 2am so that I could go out to capture it on camera. Amazingly, I did get up, dressed warmly and bought myself a Timmy’s coffee before… Continue reading Playing hide and seek with the blood moon
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
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?
So, this is one of those things I love about this place in the Autumn. I shot these out in the back yard this afternoon. And it looks like the neighbours have a horse in their field now too.