Point Holmes Beach - Topaz Effects

March 08, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
The image above shows mother and child at the water's edge on Point Holmes Beach, Comox, Vancouver Island. Sometimes I like to transform basic images with special effects filters, which I apply with varying degrees of intensity. Apart from this opening shot, I will present the base or initial photographs with conventional editing in Capture One Pro...
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Serenity Along Courtenay Riverway

February 04, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
After nearly five years, I seem always to find some aspect of the light, water or life along the Courtenay River to catch my attention. It was no different this week when I ventured out to take images on the theme of serenity. The trees look so delicate as in this example. Numerous other people were enjoying this spell of mild weather in early F...
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Courtenay Estuary - a Sunny November Day

November 26, 2015  •  Leave a Comment
I love November light in northern latitudes, whether grey or sunny skies predominate. In the last few days the sun has been dancing on the waters of the Courtenay estuary. I have been enjoying the views on both sides. The first group of shots were taken in late morning, sometimes directly into the sun as in this initial posting: I had no long tele...
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Drumheller Badlands

October 16, 2015  •  Leave a Comment
Early October in Alberta and on the southern prairies scattered yellow aspen signalled autumn under a blue sky. I had never been to the badlands - the eroded sandstone valley of the Red Deer River famous for its dinosaur fossils and hoodoos. We set out from Calgary and travelled across the sweeping, undulating prairies lands towards Drumheller and...
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Chicagoland: Suburban Summer

September 16, 2015  •  Leave a Comment
This year in late summer Gladys and I visited our family in the Chicago area. However, we didn't see the city centre on this trip due to hot weather followed by rain and other commitments. So this year we focussed exclusively on the suburbs for outings and photography - in Aurora, Geneva, Naperville and Wheaton. The results are a varied mix of stre...
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