Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Final Approach

A female bald eagle on final approach.

Shot on Mayne Island sometime last summer - probably July 2012.

Monday, July 29, 2013

Last Evening

On the way back to the mainland from Victoria, this was the sunset:

Friday, July 26, 2013


The Pinks

Without taking it over the top.

These are cherry blossoms, backlit on a late spring afternoon. In case you didn't know, you can click on the image to see it bigger. Click on this one.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013


I started working on a different method of processing colour images. This is based on the editorial photography that you see in Vogue and Vanity Fair, in particular the work of Annie Leibovitz. Now, Annie is a much better photographer than I am, and Annie uses artificial light (masterfully indeed) but it was her colour treatment that I was looking to for inspiration - warm subject with gently cool background, the whole ever-so-softly desaturated. The best Leibovitz colour portraits (I enjoy her B+W work too, but that's not what we're discussing here) invoke a certain breathy etherealness - when I look at them I see the fragile human beauty of the subject.

This is my first attempt at something like this. This one uses 5 layers in Photoshop. It isn't perfect yet - I still need to clean up some of the edges around her hair, which will probably require some fiddly work, but as a proof of concept I like this a great deal.
Well, to be honest, I like this photograph a great deal - and I like this version of it just fine.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Child Life

I spent some time on this before trying this high-saturation version.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013


I shot this one cold January or February evening. I had taken The Numpties downtown to see a Canucks game and I wandered around while they were there.

Yeah, So...

I let the domain registry expire on the old blog. It was costing money for something that 1. we can do for free and 2. nobody reads anyway.
This will be the new space that nobody but us reads now.