Quesnel, the Cariboo town of around 12,000 inhabitants, lies at the confluence of the Fraser and Quesnel rivers. It also lies on the main route to northern British Columbia and the Yukon, with Highway 97 running right through town. Originally the commercial centre of the Cariboo Gold Rush, Quesnel now owes its existence mainly to the… Continue reading Quesnel’s Bridges
Speaking of coffee, the weirdest thing happened to me the other day: a friend, Mr T, texted to ask if I had time to run a quick errand for him. “Sure,” said I, not sure what the errand entailed. It turns out that he needed me to run some spare parts for a hydraulic dumper… Continue reading Another one checked off my bucket list
Canada Day weekend was cold and rainy, but with tiny cracks of sunshine and clear skies thrown in to keep our spirits up. We were away on a church camp at a lake north of the city, and there was just enough good weather to keep everyone happy. For the rest of the time, we… Continue reading At the end of the day …
I don’t know what it is, but this trip has involved more waterfalls than any of my previous visits put together. The day after arriving in Canuckistan we saw the Bridal Veil Falls close to Chilliwack and then the other day I went for an afternoon outing to the Gold Creek Falls in the Golden… Continue reading About adventures with an incredible eye
Believe it or not, Canuckistan does not have a national bird. The debate about what it should be has been raging for years, more fiercely in fact than most debates rage in this country of begging-your-pardon pacifists. Suggestions have ranged from the common loon to the snowy owl, the anonymous grey jay to the Canada… Continue reading All about Canuckistan’s national bird
Do you remember the two brothers that I shot quarrying for veneer? And the one brother with whom I did a ridiculously cool photoshoot last year? Well, they are back, and in today’s post you get to experience a typical day in their summer vacation. Both are studying – one to be a vet and the… Continue reading A day in the life of two cracodile hunters
The very day after arriving in Canuckistan one of the young ladies I was staying with suggested we visit some waterfalls in the area, before going out to supper to friends. So, after taking care of a bit of admin, off we set on the warm, humid summer’s afternoon: our good-humoured guide, an adopted lodger,… Continue reading Exploring Canuckistan with jet lag (and two young lasses) as company
Last year around this time my good friend the family man took me cruising on his classic Honda CM400T motorbike. She’s uncomfortable, slow, hugs the road like, well, she doesn’t. Thankfully, this year she was replaced by a nice little Kawasaki 650. The first time we went for a ride I wore my most bike-friendly… Continue reading How about those shoes though!
One of the main reasons I’ve been shooting people so much recently is that I’m getting ready to shoot a wedding. And, to be honest, wedding photography is anything but my forté. And so I am practising. (Whatever you do, don’t tell the wedding party!) Ah, just joking – they read my blog and know… Continue reading Trampoline hair and posies to warm up for a wedding
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
A few days ago I featured the photography of a teenager with whom I spent some time shooting the Billy Barker Days Carnival one Saturday evening recently. I showed her a few tricks in terms of what aperture to use, how to use the shutter priority mode to create movement in her photos, and photo framing. I,… Continue reading Playing with fairground movement on a Saturday night
Did I mention in yesterday’s blog post that my Vancouver friends live in Horseshoe Bay? Yes, the one from which many a ferry sails. Over the years I’ve visited them in two different homes, both of which overlook Howe Sound and Whytecliff Park. This was my view from their balcony when I first arrived in Canada… Continue reading A meal, then sunset high-jinks at West Vancouver’s Whytecliff Park
Over two weeks ago I invited you to join me on my latest adventure Cruising Canuckistan, and then I promptly went quiet. One of the reasons was that I went camping with church friends a few days after writing that blog post (into wifi-less barren lands). What happened while there brought my blogging to a complete,… Continue reading On your marks, get set, go!
… you have to just jump in the car, drive where it leads, and pray for a sunset worth photographing (and you may even have some other subjects thrown in as a bonus.) This evening was one such occasion, where my car led me out along Hydraulic road down to Nyland Lake Road where it… Continue reading Sometimes when you live in a basement