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
This weekend I was meant to be at home in my little town, driving an old car in our annual parade. Instead, I am in Edmonton where there just happened to be a parade on too. Unlike our parade, which runs for about 20 minutes, the Edmonton version seemed to go on for ever. The parade launches… Continue reading Snapshots from a parade
This morning we caught the bus down to the “K Days” parade in town. Afterwards we caught the train again, and then went for lunch at the Muttard Conservatory. The weather was pretty perfect – balmy but not overpoweringly summery. Here, just a few photos from the afternoon. (Click on images for larger versions.)
It’s summertime, which means it’s softball time. Last week I went to watch the daughter of some friends playing. The cool thing was, when I asked how her team had done, she had no idea whether they had won or lost. Now, I believe in good competition and playing to win, but you must really be… Continue reading Summer softball
You will find that most of my photos recently have been taken in the evening. One reason is that I am not (traditionally) an early riser. I guess I should try to change that – if only for the dawn photos I could be getting. Another is that the light at this time of year simply… Continue reading This evening
One of my favourite photos from my trip to the States and Mexico could really have been taken anywhere – if the light had been as perfectly golden as it was that afternoon in East LA. Of course, what makes it is that I shot straight into the setting sun – blowing out the exposure and… Continue reading Fun-loving model in a golden light
I’m thankful. “Is there a specific reason,” you may ask. And no, there isn’t. I’m thankful for so many things about my year in Canuckistan. It hasn’t been the easiest of years, that’s for sure, but it has been good. I’m thankful for the friends I’ve made and the support of my family and friends back home. And,… Continue reading Thankful
Yes it is. Summer. With glorious golden evenings, fisher-people fishing and mozzies reorganizing themselves into familiar kamikaze squadrons. The majority of these photos were shot on one of my cycling routes around Dragon Lake.