Saturday, May 31, 2014

Autumn in Spring

I came across this photo that had not seen the light of day since it was taken in the autumn of 2011.

Friday, May 30, 2014

Recent Projects

This interior photo features one of the smaller meeting spaces in the offices of the consulting engineering firm.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Architectural Photography

I don't have too many clients who think this way...thankfully!  Brought to you by the website

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Mountain Railway

This spring mountain scene was taken a few years ago not far from the Banff Town site in the Canadian Rockies.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014


Whereas yesterday's post featured wild flowers on a mountain slope, these sunflowers were photographed in a Vancouver supermarket.

Monday, May 26, 2014

Springtime in the Rockies

I took this picture on a mountain hillside near Banff in 2009.  If you're an iTunes person I suggest downloading 'Springtime in the Rockies' by Brave Combo & Tiny Tim.  I'm not sure if its serious music or intended for a bit of a laugh - one never know with Tiny Tim - but I like it.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Guest Blogger

Today's photo comes to you from the Pharmacy Division of Jim Dobie Photography - this photo was taken by my wife Terri who is visiting the Niagra Falls area.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

From the Archives

Here's another photo from our Italian adventure in 2009; the tower over the Duomo in Prato.

Friday, May 23, 2014

From the Archives

This is one of my all time favourite photos.  It's a little blurry but it doesn't really matter...this huge man has slumped on this bench and has fallen into a deep sleep while these two gals (who are taking up the same amount of room on the bench as he is) eat their lunch.  Photo taken on Bologna is 2009.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

From the Archives

This is a detail photo of the Duomo in Lucca, Italy.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

From the Archives

A couple of years ago I sold some framed prints to an Italian restaurant.  This was one of them, a fish mongers stall in Bologna.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

From the Archives

This detail photo of the old city walls was made in September of 2009.

Monday, May 19, 2014

From the Archives

This detail of the Duomo in Prato, Italy was taken in the autumn of 2009.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

From the Archives

This photo was taken in Tuscany in September of 2009.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

From the Archives

Just booked two tickets to Italy for later in the year and it made me think back to our last journey to Italy in 2009 where I took this photo in Lucca.

Friday, May 16, 2014

From the Archives

These days I'm spending more time writing proposals and organizing photo shoots than actually taking pictures so for today I thought I'd present this older photo...snack time!

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Iphone Panoramas

The original file size that the iPhone took was around 80" wide at 72dpi.  At full magnification a lot of details was captured in this photo - astounding considering the lens is only about 2mm in diameter.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Wedding Photos

Here's another iPhone Hipstamatic wedding photo.  I think this is a great shot; the lighting on the walls behind the band, the composition with the dancers on the right, the patterned floor tile at the all just really came together.  For some reason I can't stop staring at this photo - It reminds me of the sort of photos you'd see from another era....not lovely Saskatoon in 2014.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Wedding Photos

When you go to a wedding you can take all the usual wedding photos or you can whip out the iPhone Hipstamatic and take a shot like this.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Springtime at the Dog Park

The light on this occasion was quite muted as there was a fair bit of cloud around with the sun poking through occasionally.  These aspen trees had a very soft glow that appealed to me.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

iPhone Panoramo Photos

The iPhone 5 has an amazing pano feature built into the on board camera.  It's a seriously cool feature.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Self Assignment

We'll make the last in this short series of back alley photos.  It's all about composition, baby.  All photos in this series made with the Canon G15 camera.  RAW Files converted to JPEG in Adobe Lightroom.  This particular photos converted to black and white using Oloneo Photo Engine.

Friday, May 9, 2014

Self Assignment

This tangled web of twisted infrastructure and improvised building elements is a stark contrast to some of the other photos in this series.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Self Assignment

I like the strong blend of vertical and horizontal lines in this photo - right down to the mesh in the gate.  Everything in this photo is going straight and down or left to right.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Self Assignment

Frequent visitors to my blog will know that I have a thing for industrial abstracts and urban grunge photos; here's a sample made on my recent back alley prowl.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Self Assignment

Here's the next in this series of alley way photos.  I like the rigid geometry in this shot.  I found that by moving the camera slightly the lens flare changed colour as the angle of the sun shining across the lens changed.  As you can tell, I settled on the green version.

Monday, May 5, 2014

Self Assignment

I recently gave myself an assignment to go into a downtown alley way and make a series of images in under five minutes.  Here's the first of the images.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Banff Revisited

This is a composite of 4 images taken in Banff National Park in the spring of 2012.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

From the Vault

The other day I was telling a colleague about Lower Bankhead near Banff.  This is a photo I took there 2 years ago.

Friday, May 2, 2014

A Different Kind of Selfie

That's me and not much else to say...

Thursday, May 1, 2014

You Never Know Who's Watching...

The other night whilst out with my dogs someone pointed out that we had an audience.  This owl was about 10 feet off the ground and perched on a tree along side a frequently traveled trail.  iPhone image capture.