Different Perspective

Different Perspective

We often have a different viewpoint even if we do not realize it because it is usually too subtle to be noticed during our far too often  superficial fast paced interactions. This scene attracted me as I immediately was drawn to the cheerful variety of flowers and then noticed the artist was creating a  painting without a single colourful flower. I love the contrast between the actual scene and her acrylic painting. Photographers often get...

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Coastal Missions 30th

Coastal Missions 30th

This group photo, taken in September of 2010, was a bit of a surprise for me. Coastal Missions asked me if I would take photos at their 30 Anniversary celebration. I was delighted at the prospect of helping out and capturing candid memories for them. The suprise and challenge was when I discovered that the group shot was about 300 people instead of the approximately 15 people I expected it to be. Fortunately, I have an ultrawide angle lens that...

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Little Planet Ladysmith

Little Planet Ladysmith

This was my second effort at doing a photosphere/little planet photograph. It was a technical challenge to make this image especially due to the rapidly changing light at twilight. I went out a number of times to capture twilight images and during these outings conceived the idea of doing this photosphere to better capture the amazing Christmas lights in downtown Ladysmith that are put out for the annual Festival of Lights. It is not unusual...

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Victoria Oceanfront Sunset

Victoria Oceanfront Sunset

The wind was gusting, based on weather update, about 70km/hr to 90km/hr. It was hard to hold the camera steady and just shortly before I captured this image I had to clean my lens from salt spray due to a wave breaking on the sea wall. I was happy that I had a filter protecting the lens element. If I had not had the camera to my eye, I would have tasted the salt spray as my brother did. It is an absolute joy to be at the ocean front during a...

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Our Troubled Youth

Our Troubled Youth

This is a spontaneous concept photograph – the idea for the concept was created when I saw the possibilities offered by the interior and the lighting: the noose, graffiti, darkness, and the light streaming through the openings. There is a strong message of choosing between the evil lurking in the darkness and the hope offered in the light. The photo was taken in a wonderful old stone church near Cowichan Bay on Vancouver Island. It was a...

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