Man Trap

Man Trap

This image speaks for itself – there used to be more mystery and subtlety in the courtship pursuit. “What you see is what you get” is becoming more common lately but in my experience the majority of the people that dress more adventurously probably should not based on popular vote. I am not into excessive government but maybe society should consider aesthetic licencing for clothing...

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Christmas: Butchart Gardens

Christmas: Butchart Gardens

This was my image that I used for my Christmas cards. It was pouring at the time I took the pictures but luckily I had my favourite daughter with me to hold the unbrella. Three images were taken and processed in Nik HDR software to capture the huge exposure range. Long exposures in the 30 second range were used to eliminate the crowds of people looking at the lights. I had to take many exposures because there were “ghosts” of people...

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Joys of Childhood

Joys of Childhood

It was a wonderful spring day and I was going to catch up on a lengthy to do list. I had just received a new camera body – the Sony NEX 7 – and wanted to get out with it but felt guilty looking at my long overdue job jar. Finally, I called a friend about going out to take photos at Cowichan Bay and they also had a guilty conscience and a job jar. After a bit of discussion we decided to go out for a little outing. After a few minutes...

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Lower Englishman River Falls

Lower Englishman River Falls

This is the falls just a bit downstream of the upper falls. The giant boulder is wedged in place and blocks the clear path of the river and will have tremendous force on it.  A man at the falls told me that sometimes the water is so high that it rushes over the top of the trapped boulder. Children and adults dive from the left into the pool below during the summer. The area where they leap from is fenced off with chain link fence to keep us...

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