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Interpreting with Topaz Impressions

February 18, 2017 - Interpreting with Topaz Impressions Examples from Simms Park, Courtenay, BC The slideshow gives a quick view of photog...
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Topaz Glow 2 at Deep Bay, BC

August 30, 2016 - I am continuing my experience with Topaz filters. Here I present some results of using the recently released Glow 2 pres...
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Classic Car Show - Topaz Effects

August 01, 2016 - This was my sixth year at the Classic Cars display in Courtenay, BC, and I wanted to do something different. So I decide...
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Exposure at Waterfalls - Brown's River, Vancouver Island

June 12, 2016 - Brown's River Falls, Olympus OMD EM-1, F8, 1/13 seconds, ISO 200, hand-held On 11 June, the Comox Valley Photographic S...
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Point Holmes Beach - Topaz Effects

March 08, 2016 - The image above shows mother and child at the water's edge on Point Holmes Beach, Comox, Vancouver Island. Sometimes I l...
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Serenity Along Courtenay Riverway

February 04, 2016 - After nearly five years, I seem always to find some aspect of the light, water or life along the Courtenay River to catc...
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Courtenay Estuary - a Sunny November Day

November 26, 2015 - I love November light in northern latitudes, whether grey or sunny skies predominate. In the last few days the sun has b...
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The Forest Challenge

June 02, 2015 - I always enjoy the sights and sounds when walking in a forest. However, I usually find myself disappointed in the photog...
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Victoria Weekend

May 13, 2015 - Gladys and I spent a relaxing weekend in Victoria on 24-26 April. While she went shopping, I stopped at Serious Coffee o...
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Courtenay Riverway Reopened

December 15, 2014 - After a massive downpour last week, the Courtenay Riverway along the estuary is now fully open. However, there is now a...
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Millard Creek After the Deluge

December 11, 2014 - Over 200 mm of rain fell in the Courtenay area by Wednesday morning when several areas of the city were closed due to fl...
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Eagle at Crystal Shores

February 20, 2014 - I was returning from a walk when I noticed this eagle sitting almost motionless on the branch of a tree beside the build...
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November Light

November 10, 2013 - Today came with the special light of November when at this latitude (49 N) the sun is often low and the cloud formations...
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Alaskan Journey

July 06, 2013 - Alaskan Journey 19 June 2013 to 2 July 2013 Aqua-blues from Glacier Bay This is a sample of what I saw and experien...
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Colourful Wreck

March 08, 2013 - A highlight of a recent visit to Cortes Island in the Strait of Georgia (British Columbia) was an old boat, abandoned an...
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Capture One vs. Lightroom vs. Capture NX2 raw conversions

January 24, 2013 - Since posting the red light shots, now at the end of this blog, I have done quite a bit of additional work using the var...
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On Snowshoes Above the Clouds

January 22, 2013 - Comox Valley Camera Club went on a snowshoe trip to nearby Mt. Washington (B.C.). A blanket of cloud and fog smothered C...
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Millard from Ground Level

January 17, 2013 - All these shots in Millard Conservation area were taken with a point of view at or very close to ground level. In Courte...
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Glacier Kings vs. Cougars

January 14, 2013 - A few days ago I joined some CVCC friends to photograph the ice hockey game between the Comox Valley Glacier Kings and t...
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In and Around Simm's Park

January 11, 2013 - Simm's Park is located in central Courtenay between the Courtenay River and the Slough (Vancouver Island, BC). The park...
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Heron's Dinner

November 29, 2012 - This great blue heron waited patiently in a sheltered corner of the estuary in Courtenay, British Columbia. The bird was...
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Christmas Parade Courtenay 2012

November 27, 2012 - It was a surprisingly sunny day in late November (25th) for the Courtenay Christmas parade. I went early to take photos...
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Viktor's Magic

November 23, 2012 - I confess I wasn't that keen on going out again, after our Cumberland night shoot, to take more photos in a tunnel under...
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Autumn Rain in Millard Creek

November 18, 2012 - In late October, 2012, I took some photos of leaves near the mouth of Millard Creek during a period of steady rain. The...
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Dove Creek Sawmill

November 17, 2012 - At the Dove Creek sawmill, near Courtenay (BC, Canada) there were many industrial photo opportunities when I visited on...
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Estuary Variations

November 13, 2012 - These are four variations on a lightly rainy morning using NIK ColorEfex 4 filters and Lightroom 4.2. The light was soft...
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Telethon 2012 Musicians

November 06, 2012 - There are many accomplished musicians and dancers in the Comox Valley (Vancouver Island) who volunteered once more in 20...
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Deep Bay Preview

November 02, 2012 - On 1 November, I went with the Comox Valley Camera Club to Deep Bay and Rosewall Creek south of Courtenay, Vancouver Isl...
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