Monday, September 15, 2008


As I wander the various areas I shoot in I see the people...
Its real easy to be drawn too them... as photographic
subjects the human form is so expressive and varied.. as
these pictures will show - each one is special for its own reasons..
So many emotions are expressed and so many are
hidden... I have tried to capture a few.... all these candid
pictures are taken in public places - none are posed or planned..

The breeze and music .. she drifted away at the Harrison
Music Festival

Two talk on the Harrison beach..

Harrison festival 08.. the music was superb
and the weather was good.. it was a very
special, the bands were unique... and
the sights .. well those were very good too...

Another singer at the Harrison Festival and a great
Cajun style singer who really enjoys her music..

Another Harrision star..........................

The windows offer up an unusual face .. look up,
you never know who is watching you.....

Here is another image showing emotion...... I never did
see what was frightening her...

city girl.. always in a hurry - city face is on..

Carribean laughter - one happy dancing lady at the
Carribean Festival in MapleRidge...
another beautiful person enjoys the beach breeze at Harrison...

Standing Alone ....... at the music festival... saw this man
standing alone at the edge of the crowd.. and tried to capture his
solitary image...

3 faces of eve - great singer at the Maple Ridge Carribean

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Computer Manipulation

There are many who said upon the advent of the digital camera
age that photography died.. I disagree very strongly with this
statement !! I think the digital age opened up photography into
a whole new art form.. the fact that the average person can now
take an image and change it so dramatically, all in the computer,
is a wonderful thing........ Images are made that are beautiful, thought
provoking and very different... Images as art .. images to please...
images to make us wonder... These images would be impossible without a
computer, the digital image and a persons imagination....

The digital camera is today so sophisticated I challenge anyone to
tell the difference between the traditional film produced photo
to the digitally produced one.. However, it's still garbage in garbage out...

I hope you enjoy these fantasies of my imagination....

This started out as a picture of one hawk.. I gave him a friend

Mountains in my backyard - Maple Ridge - never looked so blue

This is a statue in the snow- I changed it to a negative image
and then added some highlights around the base..

Much cloning of planes and changing of color spectrum

I did this one as a protest against WAR.. all photos were
talen on a Remembrance Parade - its was a very sad occasion
Now this one was fun.. made the mans head with photoshop - just
pulled out the shape from a single picture.. then carefully placed this
mans dream into his head.. can you find his dream?

And a Rocket Ship too:-) All from parts and bits

Thsi was my entry into a competition on Urban Sprawl...
The Subdivision.... It all started with a photo of one small house.

At our camera club we have a monthly competition...
This is my friend Ross playing his guitar..
I added a few things...

I dont like hunting.. does it show??

The Devil in Miss Jones.....

What a storm this was !!!!!

A bit of added color to the veils for this
graphic image...

And a screen layer over the Shout...


Flowers - So much frail beauty for such a short time...
What can I say that hasn't already been said about the
humble garden flower - the noble Rose - the mysterious Orchid - the wild flowers -
the fruit flowers... and some say weeds..
Year after year they all bring me such joy and pleasure as I try to get in close and
capture their delicate beauty and wonderful patterns.. each flower
is the start of life all over again.. another year..

I took this flower in a room in Revelstoke - put the flower
on a window sill - taken with all natural light..

Some Poppies found in the vintage graveyard in Likely
These adorn an 19th century gave - at the Quenell
Forks Ghost Town..

The elusive Tiger Lily - found high up in the
mountains of B.C.

This is a macro shot of the inside of a flower
well - the well was filled with rain water.. another
world of color and images are available in this
tiny world.. so much to explore..

Some Daisies in a field near 100 Mile House

This image is the inside of the Yucca plant - right
outside my front door...

Here I have used the HDR process to bring out
the hidden colors and textures that are there ..
just waiting to be discovered..

On a trip last year to the Bloedel Conservatory
I discovered Orchids of many kinds..
Here is the inside of one... this is a place you
should visit at least once a year ..

On the kitchen table.. a glass vase and a few cut flowers..
wild and not .. this is the flower I took the macro
of the well filled with water... see above..

In Lund - the last town before you drive into the sea
up the Sunshine Coast - you will find many flowers..
They grow so well there..

Growing in the dirt next to a busy street and sidewalk..
this little beauty grows.. just waiting to be noticed.. I did ..

Poppies galore.. every year at Stewart Farm.. another must
visit local place.. Crescent Beach..

There are so many - so different - so pretty..
in a field somewhere near Mission..

Lund - again - another town beauty welcomes you

Another Yucca - different light - this is my flashlight
set at one side ... on an overcast day...

Fields of flowers .. on the side of the highway.. way
up on the way to the Shulaps..

And the Lupins.. at every turn.. in many a mountain

And the Buttercups.. 1000's and 1000's blanket the
fields of B.C...

And the inside story again.. a bee's target area..

A Ghost Lily .. inside the Conservatory
in Burnaby.. one of the many wonders
to be found.. Birds too..
These tall pale colored flowers adorn the ditches
and sides of many roads all summer long.

A simple Daisy - all close up and personal...
Each tiny tiny yellow center is like a flower
in itself.. what perfection..

The same simple Daisy.. floating on a sea of black..
all taken in the wild with no help from my friends..
A different view of a Tiger.... again high up a
forest road .. just near Nakusp..

Bloedel Orchid.. all so very different .. so very exotic.

Once again.. The Orchid...

On the roadside to Horsefly.. near Likely .. near
100 Mile House .. near nowhere !!!
And again.......... nowhere particular

Another Poppy - This one at Stewart Farm.. You
really should go there.. so much to see...

Two little dirty drops of water .. clinging to the
beauty above..