Yellow

I just stubbled on this picture I took in the fall that never made it out the door. I actually like this picture, I just kind of forgot about it haha. I was just walking by and couldn’t help but notice the bright yellow tree peaking over the hill. I thought contrast of the bright …

Might as well stick Around

So after listening to the valuable information and points you guys gave me regarding either keeping my blog on WordPress or moving it, I have decided to just keep it here on WordPress. Making this general photography blog work with a wedding blog doesn’t really seem like something I can make work. I just don’t …

Parking Meter Beauty

I was walking down the street in Penticton, British Columbia when I noticed this beautifully painted parking meter. I have no idea if the city sanctioned this painting or not, but it look as if they are ok with it as this parking meter is right in front of city hall. Either way, I love …

Whatcha Doing Duck?

I don’t have a clue what this duck is doing. Maybe he was just keeping his beak warm? Anyhow, I saw him sitting there on this rock and I walked over and got incredibly close to him to shoot this photo. I honestly could have reached out and grabbed him if I wanted, but I …

Penticton Japanese Garden

I was in Penticton yesterday just walking around taking pictures. I found this beautiful little Japanese garden. I love the colours of the trees and leaves in here. I was so happy to find this place yesterday because I didn’t feel like I had found any good pictures before I found this place. All the …

My 1st Pentax 67 Photoshoot

In early September I had the exciting experience of my first photo shoot using my Pentax 6×7 medium format film camera. I had been waiting on this day for a very long time so my excitement was through the roof. My brother in-law Robert was helping me out by modelling for me. I decided to …

What does it take to scratch a lens?

Ever wonder just how much abuse a camera lens can take before scratches will start to show up? I use UV filters, mainly for protection and I was wondering this exact question so I decided to put a lens to the test. I tried “cleaning” the lens with a few different things. I shook the …

Quiet by The Creek

A few days ago my son Cameron and I were on a bike ride and we dipped into this wooded area to do a little photo location scouting. We found this spot, but at first nothing came to me, I just knew I loved the location. After I gave it some more though later that …

Minolta 50mm 1.2 vs Pentax 55mm 1.8

I have been shooting with my Minolta 50mm f/1.2 for a long time now. I have always known the short comings of the lens and had accepted the trade offs (like lack of sharpness wide open) for the f/1.2 speed. I have also had my Pentax 55mm f/1.8 for a long time, but haven’t shot …

Test Shot

This was just a test shot I took the other night. I’m thinking I will use this location for a portrait shoot. I think it’d be cool to have someone leaning on that railing on the right side the frame. With a person there I’d change up the composition a little, but it would be …

Quiet Boardwalk

On a chilly winter evening this boardwalk in Kelowna is really quiet. I’d prefer to have a person in this picture, but since it is a long exposure they would just have to be standing there on their phone or something. I suppose I could have jumped in on the picture now that I think …

Drywall Cat

We are currently doing some renovations to our house and our contractor started cutting into some walls and ceilings yesterday. Mittens was very curious about what was going on right from the start. After a while Mittens came walking upstairs looking like he’d been hard at work with the contractor LOL. I grabbed my camera …