About the Cover Photo - Georgian Bay on a very moody, "blue" morning. A long exposure softened the clouds and water giving a rather surreal view of "The Bay"
Welcome to my site, and in particular, to this Journal. In here you will find a record of my travels, thoughts, maybe some techniques you might find useful, perhaps a bit of philosophy from time to time, and just general "stuff" that I might feel like writing about. The reason for this page is I have found
by following other photographers, I have picked up on all kinds of little tricks and ideas (never too old to learn, right?), so this page is my way of giving back a little bit to the community. I will update things somewhat frequently, but probably on an irregular basis. Obviously if I'm in the field (and when I'm "in the field",
that more often than not means I'm in the backcountry and nowhere near anything even resembling WiFi) then updates may be a bit slow to come. When I'm not though, things could be added quite frequently as the mood strikes me. So I hope you'll sit back, have a read and enjoy. Thanks for checking in. Oh, by the by, if you find the pages seem to load a little funny, hit your browser's refresh button and all should be ok. Thanks.
Ugghhh. Got up this morning and decided to head out hiking and shooting instead of doing my regular exercises. Well, by the time I got through looking for my gear and assembling it, the light was gone and so was my mood. So today is about nitty stuff. I'm cleaning, organizing, packing and generally getting myself set up so that if the mood hits me, I can be out the door in a matter of minutes. However, this is going to be an all day job. Yup, that's definitely what I want to be doing today - inside cleaning and reorganizing! NOT! Anyway, it's a necessary evil. I'll get all the batteries recharged (I carry about 5 or 6 extras with me), the cameras and lenses cleaned, and all the rest of the gear organized and packed. Oh well, it's a good time of the year to do that. We are in that "in-between" season where it's not winter and it's not spring. Mind you, around these parts, we've been in that season for about 2 months now. It's been a horrible winter for shooting, to be honest. Hopefully the spring brings lots of fog, mist, drizzle and other neat atmospheric stuff that can send a nature photographer into ga-ga-land. We shall see, but for now, it's back to work. Later people :) .
It's always exciting when one gets to share in something they love and enjoy as much as I enjoy photographing Canada. Unfortunately, sometimes life really sends you for a loop and brings one back to earth in a hurry, but also puts things in perspective. My heart and deepest sympathies go out to all those in Humboldt, Saskatchewan, and beyond who have suffered the terrible tragedy that occurred there last night (06-Apr). Fifteen of Canada's youths lost their lives through a terrible bus accident while on their way to a playoff hockey game in Nipawin, Saskatchewan. Other players and staff suffered terrible injuries. One can't imagine the pain the families are going through at this time, and there aren't the words to bring relief to such an event. I can only hope that there is a light at the end of the tunnel, and it will make itself known in short order.
Well, here it is. At last! None too soon either. The all new and improved site. Betcha you thought this was never going to happen, right? Well, it was never in doubt. Sort of. Maybe... . OK, so I was beginning to wonder myself, but with a bit of perseverence and time at Lynda.com in training,
I finally put together something that I'm pretty pleased with. One new item I have that is long overdue is a price list and way of ordering prints (FINALLY!-see the "Licensing and Prints" link at the top of the page). I don't print the images myself, but have a professional printing house do them for me
instead. The images in my gallery now are all of my first passion - backcountry Canada. Raw nature at it's best. I may deviate from this a bit over time with some Canadiana, should there be something that really strikes my fancy, but for the most part, I'm all in with Nature Photography. Never has the need
for more protection of the environment been more urgent, and I hope that's the message you take away from this site. Anyway, there you have it. Hope you enjoy the imagery, and better yet, I hope you them inspirational to your own work.