Photography as art, the vision in my mind, captured by the camera.

Posts tagged “B&W


Canada Day Classic Cruisers

Crank Handle
I’m still playing catch-up with my posts . . . having had two birthdays in the house so far this month has slowed down my posting a bit, although I have managed to get out and take some good photos.

Today I’d like to share some of the ones I took on Canada Day – every year, Fort St. John holds a Canada Day parade, and this year, as in the past several years, this has included a display of classic cars. From a lovingly restored, immaculate Model-T Ford, to a Chevy Bel-Air, a Corvette and even a Delorean, our classic car show had it all. Including gloriously hot, sunny weather to show the vehicles off in.

Ford truck



Barnacles Below

Barnacles Below

I love this photo of the underside of the dock at Maraetai Beach. It was cool in colour, but transforming it into B&W brought out the textures beautifully, in the dock and the water.


Fairly Fun


It’s raining today, what better time to catch up on my blogging? Well, I could be repotting tomatoes in my greenhouse too, but I’ll do this while my fingers are still clean!

This weekend, the WCA fair came to town, and as usual, the children nagged me for days about going. So, on Saturday we went. I thought it would be a great chance to try some street photography, since I knew there would be a lot of people there, doing all kinds of things . . . from the carnies running the rides and games, to the people waiting in line, people on the rides . . . opportunties were sure to be everywhere. Right? Yes, but I was not able to take advantage of it.

Because I’d brought along the 3 photo-op killers.

Don’t get me wrong, I love them dearly, and they had an awesome time, but whenever I saw a great shot, I found myself being dragged away to a ride. Like the 4 guys sitting on the bench eating poutine – it was perfect, but I didn’t even get my lense cap off.  The photos I did manage to take have my kids in them. Like the one above. And why not? I don’t have to ask them for permission to take their picture, or get a model release!

Here’s another shot of the Yoyo, which, by the way, is one of my favourite rides – first time I went on it was at West Edmonton Mall in 1984, back when Fantasyland was new!

Yoyo 2

Thanks for reading . . .  I’m going to go re-pot those tomatoes now.


Melting Moments

Melting Moments

Sank in the snow up to my knees several times yesterday to get this shot of one of the spruce trees in our yard, but it was worth it!


Man Art

It’s been a couple of days since my last post . . . things haven’t been hugely busy around here, just enjoying the sun and listening to the snow melt, as it seems that spring may have actually arrived in the BC North Peace.

I was looking through my Lightroom catalogue, for images to upload to my new website over on Photo Shelter (, and I rediscovered some I shot last year, which I like to call “man art”. Why Man Art? Not because they’re photos of men or anything – in fact, no humans were involved at all. Other than myself. I dubbed it Man Art, because they’re shots of masculine things I found around the farm, which just might appeal to men. Something artsy, but manly, to hang in a man-cave, for example.

What could be more manly than coveralls, axes, and farm equipment? Okay, beer, sports, hunting and BBQs – but I like to think outside the box, so to speak.

The Disc

Macro farm equip – do you know what this is?


So there it is . . .  Man Art. I hope you like it! 😉