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  • Montreal Residency – Day 7

    One week ago this evening we arrived in Montreal; wow, that went fast! Throughout the week I only used one lens, walking here and there, getting oriented, and trying to get a sense of where I wish to focus my photography.  I have dabbled with different subject matter and different styles of image making. Basically, […]

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  • Montreal Residency – Day 5

    Last night Rita and I took the Metro to Old Montreal for a stroll through cobble stone streets. Hand-held. I started by making a few representational images. I couldn’t resist the strong lines and dramatic contrast. After a welcomed beer in an underground pub, it was time to become more expressive. Rita window shopping! Eventually, […]

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  • Montreal Residency – Day 4

    Wow…what a day yesterday was! I could make 10 blog posts from just a single days shoot! Here are a few. Hard to believe but one of those three blue doors on the right is where we are staying in Montreal! Fabulous. My day always starts by taking the Metro to my days destination. This […]

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  • Montreal Residency – Day 2

    Today was my first real day of exploring the city. I felt rather uneasy photographing with so many people around; using a camera other than a smartphone meant people were always staring at me. There was also the issue of photographing buildings; the ones I found most interesting were private ones, usually row-buildings. Without permission […]

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  • Volcanic Landscapes Come to Life

    This is the fourth in the series of volcanic blog posts comparing our experience in the Hawaiian and Chilcotin shield volcanoes. Originally, many millions of years ago, spores released into the wind from a fern in Southeast Asia were carried by air currents high into the jet stream, where they drifted eastward. Eventually they settled […]

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  • Real or Imagined?

    In most cases, we are more concerned with the material life as opposed to the spiritual or the imaginary life. This image is of a wood splitter. Most people see it in terms of its functionality in everyday life; others may look at wood splitters in an imaginative way. Artists, for example, might look at […]