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 fully enjoying the treat as she kept looking at the phone. She crossed the street still looking at her phone instead of watching out for people and cars turning. If people got...

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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 they were enjoying a break from walking around as indicated by the mom who has her bare feet up on the table. The father had a serious look on his face and was probably thinking...

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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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