Sunday, January 13, 2019

Tokyo Reflections

Whether the duck adds or detracts from this photo of the water surrounding the Imperial Palace gardens in Tokyo is for your to decide.

Friday, January 4, 2019

Tokyo Street Photography

I've said to many people that Tokyo is, in photographic terms, a target-rich environment.  There is a photo opportunity almost everywhere.  I took this image in plaza in front of Tokyo Station.

Friday, December 21, 2018

Tokyo Imperial Palace

I took this photo after our tour of the Imperial Palace Gardens in Tokyo.

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Tokyo Street Photography

There's something about taking photos of people in the street, particularly with a big camera, that presents certain obstacles.  It seems like an an invasion of personal space and privacy to me.  With a small camera, or in this case, a smart phone that is more discrete and so common place that no one seems to mind.  I took several photos similar to this but the man walking by was such a character that I like this shot best.

Friday, December 7, 2018


At Shrines in Japan one will sometimes see 'Ema' such as these.  Ema are small plaques that are sold at the Shrine.  The idea is that you write your wish on the plaque and hand it on the Ema stand in he hope that the gods will grant your wish.  The wishes are broad in nature; people wish for true love, to conceive children, to pass an exam - just about anything you can think of.

Friday, November 30, 2018

Recent Projects

The Canadian Corps of Commissionaires was formed in 1925 with a vision to offer employment to military veterans.  That is still there mandate however today not all of their employees are ex-military.  This is their new office building in Edmonton, the photo is part of a series commissioned by the project architects.

Friday, November 23, 2018

Two From Glasgow

Here are two photos taken during a September trip to Glasgow.  The first is self explanatory. The lower one is from my 'what-in-earth-is-that-guy-taking-a-picture-of' series.