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 over night painting everything with the most gorgeous thick frost I have ever seen. After the second night, I went out to my car and noticed a child must have put their hand print...

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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 angle and then wait for it to be free of people all around it. This was one of the most popular cars in the show so it was impossible to capture a great image of it. I finally...

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Serenity Rock

Serenity Rock

This spot is amazing for photo opportunities and not many people are here as it is not well know to the locals. It feels pleasantly secluded and is nice to not have people photo bombing your capture. Other than the inuksuks on the boulders there is little sign of people in general. I set the Hasselblad X1D with XCD 45mm on a tripod and set the exposure to make the water look silky and to provide sharpness in the foreground. The image is razor...

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Serenity

Serenity

This was captured further up the river from the “Hole in the wall” location near Port Alberni. I took my tripod so that I could capture the the whole scene in focus. It was actually in quite deep shade and chilly. I loved the light giving shape to the rocks and the serenity of the whole scene. The water was so transparent and bone chilling cold as confirmed when my foot slipped off a rock into the icy water. A Hasselblad X1D and an...

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Put out to pasture!

Put out to pasture!

I have been wanting to capture this car for a number of years. It is far off in the distance in a farmers field and I always pass by now observing it in various light and wonder what its story is but it has been clearly put out to pasture like an old horse. My wife told me about it and I had never noticed it. Then I discovered that I did not own a lens that had the reach to take this (no trespassing was posted everywhere) as I was never into...

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Inuksuk Serenity

Inuksuk Serenity

This image was captured in August on one of my few photo outings since my car accident in April. My total lack of balance gave me a lot of trouble getting around on the uneven ground and maneuvering with the camera. Then I had a lot of trouble figuring out camera settings, that used to be natural to me, due to my concussion injuries. I had to struggle to lie down on the gravel and rocks to capture this image but it was worth it. Kate’s...

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