Wednesday, February 25, 2009


The weather hasn't been great the last little while where I live. I've gone out several times to shoot but haven't really been to keen on the images I've come up with in the rain. I took my girls with me to the gardens yesterday but we arrived just before closing time. The shock of moving from the cold outside to the tropical temp and humidity in the garden was too much for my lens and I didn't have enough time to let it warm up. So although I'm not particularly happy with the quality of these photos the content is surely different than one would normally see in Victoria on a wet February day. I have a shoot tonight that I am hoping will go well and may be allowed by my model to post a few for you to see.
This morning while hunting for a sunrise location I was sad because there was way to much cloud cover, but really wanted to get out and scout locations. I found an amazing spot and have an idea for a shot that at least in my mind is amazing. I'll need a couple of models for it but once I am able to set it up I'm excited to see what happens. Stay tuned....

Monday, February 16, 2009

Windy day

I woke at 4:30 and set out for a sunrise this morning. When I looked outside the sky looked so crisp and clear, but once I arrived at the spot I had chosen a few days ago it turned out the only portion of the sky that was totally covered with thick cloud was the Eastern horizon. Needless to say there wasn't much to shoot in the way of a rise.
Sunrise or not it was a great morning, the moon looked very nice and was situated right ahead of me at the end of the point. Mount Doug park later in the morning was quite windy but beautiful. Below are a few pictures of my morning, and at the bottom is a sunset shot from Mount Tolmie which I took last night.
Got some new gloves today, that I'm excited to try out!

Saturday, February 14, 2009


I had a photo shoot with Michelle the other day which was great. She was so nervous at the start but got right into it and became a super model workin' it like she's been doing it all her life. Thanks Michelle

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Sunrise on Mt Tolmie

After several attempts to catch a sunrise only to be thwarted by a double cloud layer there was one this morning. It wasn't vast or spectacular because of a low lying cloud layer on the horrizon, but it was there. I am really enjoying the morning now. There is something amazing and humbling about being up before the sun, climbing up or down to your chosen vantage point and waiting for the moment to come. It's like the sunrise is for you alone, I know that doesn't fit it with the humble part too well, but the peace I feel when I hear nature waking up really fills me with renewed spirit. Hearing a far off bird call, or a racoon family returning to the trees, the distinct sound a heron's wings make, or the swoosh of water foul landing in the water truly takes me away from the gut wrench stress of my normal life.

The colours are amazing, and change so rapidly that once the sun starts to rize it's a race to capture every small change in the light.
I worked last night, and caught the rise this morning, here are a few pics for you. I'm going to bed.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Morning light

I work a lot of odd hours, and I am up early with my kids most mornings so I don't get a lot of chances to shoot in mornings first light. This morning was one of those rare mornings, so I went down to a dock in Esquimalt hoping to get a few nice B&W shots of boats being launched. I got some but was really blown away by the amazing colours in the morning. If you're paying attention you can actually see the light changing colour around you. Here are a few shots from this morning.