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Strawberry Tree

The bold colours of this Arbutus tree are natural, but they’re extra rich in this photo. This is the product of two factors working in concert. First,  warm sunset lighting is in play — not only from the Sun directly, but … Continue reading

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How To: Eliminate Banding From Your Scans

One of the most common scanning problems is a defect known as image banding. Sometimes its appearance is subtle, sometimes it’s not. What’s the cause? Consider how a scanner works: a single-line CCD array slowly sweeps across your negative, slide, or … Continue reading

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Morning Walk in the Woods

It was an unexpectedly lovely autumn day — perfect for a walk in the woods. I shot this in the morning, developed the roll once home, and did a quick-and-dirty scan a few hours later so that I could post … Continue reading

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Rock and Kelp

This shot is from my most recent roll and was taken during a relatively brief walk at Devonian Regional Park, here on Vancouver Island. I’d been feeling a bit unproductive lately since my last couple of rolls didn’t yield any … Continue reading

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A Place Without a Postcard

It says something about the extravagant beauty of Iceland that a waterfall as picturesque as this one is so common it doesn’t even have a proper name.  According to my Icelandic friend, Martina, most locals refer to it as Sigöldufoss, … Continue reading

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Similkameen Autumn

The Similkameen is where I spent my childhood. It’s one valley west of the more famous Okanagan Valley, in the southern  interior of British Columbia. Both regions are rich with fuit trees and vineyards, producing some of the worlds finest … Continue reading

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Pemaquid Point Sunrise

In the eight years I lived on the east coast near Boston, I never ventured up to Maine. I have no idea why, except that I fell into that “there’s always another day” trap that conspires to keep one from … Continue reading

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San Fran Art Deco

One of the great joys of having your own darkroom is that you can reach back in time to make a new print from an old negative. I made this photo while visiting San Fransico in 1989, shortly after the … Continue reading

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Favourite Cameras: Olympus OM-10

If you’re hunting for a first SLR camera, there’s probably no bigger bang-for-the-buck than an Olympus OM-10. Do a quick search and you’ll find them littering garage sales and eBay like confetti after a wedding. And they’re cheap too. You … Continue reading

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Ferry Man

I shot this on the ferry one morning in August during a voyage from Vancouver Island to the mainland. The car decks are usually deserted but for a few people slouched in their vehicles texting or talking on their cell … Continue reading

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