The Empress Hotel 35

This hotel in Victoria, British Columbia is outstanding! I love old buildings and this one does not disappoint. Normally I would have shot photos of this place a little wider than the 35mm I was shooting, but I only brought my Fujifilm x100T (with a fixed 35mm lens) with me to Victoria so 35 was …

Peaceful City View

There is something about city shots at night that I love. Everything looks so peaceful, but you know the city is alive. These are the types of views I can stare at for hours. I cant say I’ve ever lived in a house or an apartment with a real skyline view before, but I’d image …

A Dark Night in Victoria

I was hanging out one night visiting with some family and around 10:30 everyone was off to bed. I was pretty tired, but I knew it was good opportunity for me to go out and shoot some photos. It was cold and snowy, so it wasn’t exactly a nice time to be out and about, …

CineStill Cameron

I loaded up a roll of CineStill 800T 35mm film loaded into my Canon EOS 3 and as I was walking out the door to go shoot some photos my son Cameron asked me where I was going. I told him and asked him if he wanted to come with me, he did. 🙂 Since …

Leica CL Rangefinder

Did I ever mention this beautiful 35mm Leica CL rangefinder film camera I have? I actually got this before I got my Leica M3, but the M3 has such a big reputation that the M3 kind of over shadowed this little beauty this past summer. I actually really love this camera. It’s small, light, beautifully …

Nikon L35AF Film Camera Review

I did a video review of the Nikon L35AF film camera. I just took a little walk around a park by my house and shot some photos. I was pleasantly surprised by the results. If your just getting started in film photography this camera might be a good place to start. I will post some …

Watching a Movie

I was out walking around taking pictures a couple days ago. As I was walking through this park by the lake I couldn’t help but notice a movie set. I stopped to take a look and ended up chatting with a couple extras and some other people that were there watching. The movie they were …

Leica Guy Mike

I walked into the dollar store the other day and I noticed this guy walking down the isle with a camera around his neck. As I passed him I couldn’t help but notice it was Leica around his neck. If I see a dude with a Leica, I’m gonna stay something and I did. We …

Summer Streets

The streets in Kelowna during the summer months are great. Lots of people around, things are happening and the trees are green again. Those leaves really do add a nice touch of colour to pictures. The trees would probably look better with a little less movement in them, but I’m ok with out this one …

Since I was Out

I was on a location photoshoot this past weekend and when we left the location I accidentally left at light stand on location. The photoshoot went a little long and by the time I got home and realized I forgot the stand it was already dark. I figured since I was out I might as …

Punch Buggy

I was just standing on the side of the street waiting to cross and there was a group of people on the other side of the street doing the same thing. I saw the cool VW Bug coming down the street so I figured I’d get a picture. When I first looked at the picture …

Cam in Pandosy

My son Cameron and I went to Subway for lunch on the weekend. We just walked there from our hour in Pandosy (a neighbourhood here in Kelowna). Since I had my camera with me we just stopped for a couple pictures along the way. It’s always good to get pictures of the kids because they …

The Van Fits In

I’m a Westy guy, but this Eurovan fits right in with this scene. I was just driving down this street one day and noticed the van. I pulled over and shot a few photos. I actually took this picture a couple months ago, I just forgot all about it. Anyhow, I like the van and …