The Magic of Christmas

The Magic of Christmas

This article is about the joy of capturing Christmas images and using the Hassleblad X1D which is generally bashed on the internet, similar to Leica, by incompetent reviewers. I do not normally provide detailed camera settings but thought it may be of interest due to...
Cable Innovator

Cable Innovator

This is the ship that created the surreal colours that the goose swam into. I loved the colourful ship and the incredible clouds that day. It is interesting to see the patchwork of colour on the hull. They clearly have been using different batches of paint to do...
Canada Goose

Canada Goose

This image was captured on a stroll with my wife Kerstin out to Ogden Point in Victoria BC. It was a gloriously beautiful day and a colourful ship in the background created wonderful saturated reflections. I was enjoying the beauty of the reflections and then spotted...
May in Cowichan Bay

May in Cowichan Bay

It is really rainy here right now but at least we do not have snow. To cheer myself up, I went back to May and found a lovely fishing boat scene located in one of my favourite ocean harbours. Cowichan Bay is a picturesque fishing port village that is packed with...
Little red pickup.

Little red pickup.

This is an example of the importance of always carrying a camera with you. I was going to a pub for lunch and found this gorgeous pickup on my way. Who would have guessed that someone would have this out on a cloudy March day. It was so pristine and looked like it had...
I’m out of here!

I’m out of here!

I was out trying to get my 8000 steps in a year ago and came across these 4 seagulls all busy doing their hygiene or napping. I quickly brought my camera up and captured this image just as the one bird must have decided that I was getting too close and took off. The...
Choices at the crosswalk.

Choices at the crosswalk.

It is amazing how people do not get any near to being fully into the moment they are in. This young woman was standing at a traffic light on a busy intersection and she was constantly glancing at her phone and then licking the ice cream cone. She probably was not...
Family Outing

Family Outing

I was walking around Victoria trying to capture images of daily life. I loved how this family was taking a coffee break on the sidewalk and each was in their world. Some people do not realize that every moment does not have to be filled with talk. They all looked like...
It’s starting to look a lot like Christmas!

It’s starting to look a lot like Christmas!

We were enjoying nice pleasant weather until about December 3rd (why I live here instead of Edmonton where my favourite brother lives and is huddled inside his igloo) but we has two nights in a row about 4 days ago that plunged to 16 C. Jack Frost had been everywhere...
Last known survivor

Last known survivor

I got out to the Brits on the Beach car show in Ladysmith in July and this was my favourite car. The weather was beautiful and not hot like a lot of years. It was really crowded as usual and I hovered around this car for about a half hour trying to select the perfect...