Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Fish on a line.

For work the other day we took our clients fishing up at Ellison Lake. We caught three fish that I believe were trout. Managed to get a photo of this guy while he was fighting being reeled in.

Monday, September 14, 2009

A Few Shots of Summer

Just to keep you on your toes while in logging country.

Surf Schools Out!

Long Beach.

Deserted surfboard on Long Beach.

Wickininish Beach.

Sunset in Parksville.
My poor pink runners after one of our hardest summer hikes. The left one actually came off my foot and Chris spent 5 minutes digging it out of the mud for me. It did not feel good going back onto my foot after being filled with mud.

Clouds over the beach at Campbell River.

The water reflecting on a yacht.

This one was taken while I was in Durrance Lake. Trying to keep steady while treading water, keeping the camera out of the lake while getting the shot that I wanted was an interesting challenge.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Peacock Feathers

Have proved to be a challenge to shoot. Trying to get the colours right, the shimmer and the texture all while the subject is moving has meant lots of bad shots in the quest for the great one.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Rock Star Rooster.

OK. This rooster totally cracks
me up every time I see him.

He has earned the title of Rock-Star Rooster.

He's got the Mick Jagger strut down.

And he has the 80s rock hair perfect too.

And when he doesn't get his own way,
he can throw a barnyard fit rooster-style.

Saturday, June 6, 2009


I was out playing with my newer lens (the 35mm f3.5) and I was really having fun with the macro. I was pretty happy with these-especially considering that the bee had no interest in staying still for more than a few moments at a time.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Forest Mushrooms

This afternoon Chris and I went for a walk through Mt Doug Park.

When I looked down at the ground, I noticed these small mushrooms. I couldn't help but think that they could be interesting to try for macro shots. I had chosen to not bring my camera but luckily I had thought to grab Chris' point and shoot and throw it in our knapsack.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

More Fences...

So I thought that I would share a few of the fence shots that I didn't use for the photo contest.

I really like the effect with this one but, as it isn't really a fence, I thought it would be cheating to use it.

Love how the bricks look in this shot. The fence, not so much.

Love the rails here-especially the rounded ones on the top level.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

My Neices Birthday

So these pictures are a bit older but I just never got around to posting some (oops!). They are some photos I took during my neices birthday in August. We were at my Dad's extended care facility for our family party. The girls were getting bored inside so Chris and I took them outside to the playground that is there. Then we decided to try our hands at basketball...

Alycia loving the swings.

Malena getting into the swing action.

Alycia. The dresses that they are wearing are ones that my Grandma hand smocked for my sister and myself when we were their age.

Alycia peeking out over the top of the climbing platform.

Alycia walking through the flower gardens. I think she was trying to find Chris and Malena as they were playing "Monsters".

Malena just loved these lizard-eye glasses that my Mom gave her.

Chris and Malena playing "Monsters". Other than making faces, holding your hands in weird positions and stomping around, I'm not sure what exactly this game entailed-but they had fun.

Malena practicing her jump shot.

And getting her first basket ever!

Alycia trying to get the hang of dribbling.

Chris getting into the basketball action too.

Malena taking a breather. Gotta love the classy way to sit in a dress.

Friday, October 3, 2008

We Have a Jumper!

A few weeks ago, Chris and I stopped up in Coombs. Anyone who has been there knows that the thing they are most famous for is the goats who live on the roof of a store there.

The goats happily pose for pictures and give you this look trying to get you to feed them. Of course they may have better luck if they didn't hang out by the "Please Do Not Feed The Goats" signs. Guess they just didn't think that one out very well.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Totem Poles

A few weeks ago I took two of my clients up to Duncan for the day. While we there we went to the Native Cultural Centre. Of course I had to bring my camera and took the opportunity to shoot some of the totem poles that are on the grounds.