Monday, September 29, 2008

Bruce Peninsula National Park - shoreline photos

I just returned from camping and photographing with some friends in Bruce Peninsula National Park. We had perfect fall weather and some excellent light for shooting. Here is the first batch of photos I've had a chance to prep.

All shot with EOS 1Ds mark III and either 24-70/2.8 or 17-40/4 lens.

Cyprus Lake Sunset
(with Singh-Ray Blue/Gold polarizer & 3 stop hard edge ND grad)

Halfway Log Dump sunrise
(with Singh-Ray Blue/Gold polarizer & 3 stop hard edge ND grad)

Cave Point sunrise
(with Singh-Ray Blue/Gold polarizer & 2 stop edge ND grad)

Indian Head Cove sunset
(with Singh-Ray LB Warming Polarizer & 2 stop soft edge ND grad)

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

SOLD - Sea kayak for sale - Current Designs "Storm"


I've decided to sell my kayak since I won't be able to use it for almost a couple of years while I'm on my upcoming trip. This is a great boat - stable to shoot from, lots of room for gear while tripping and the perfect colour to use as a photo prop! This boat has been in thousands of my photos and I've used it for photographing waterbirds and remote shorelines.

Price: $1000 - includes a paddle, spray skirt, bailing pump, throw bag (safety rope)
The boat is located in Midland, Ontario and can be seen by appointment (before I leave in mid October). If interested, send me an email:

Here are the boat specs:
Make/Model: Current Designs "Storm"
Length: 17' (5.18m)
Width: 24" (61cm)
plastic boat (best material for landing on rocky shorelines)
2 gear hatches
rudder controlled by pedals in cocpit

Monday, September 15, 2008

New humour column in Outdoor Photography Canada

Hello friends,
I'm pleased to announce that I've joined the team at Outdoor Photography Canada magazine as a regular columnist. Watch for my humour column called "Out of Focus" in each issue. The latest issue, which features my first column, is just hitting the newstands now - so check it out and let me know what you think.
Thanks and happy shooting!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

my VW Van (my soon-to-be home)

The countdown is on.... only 38 days until I depart on my big photo trip around the continent for the next year and a half.
Here's a photo taken a couple days ago of me with my soon-to-be home, a 1990 Volkswagen Westfalia camper van. I bought it mid summer from the east coast - flew to Halifax and drove it back. Since then, I've been outfitting it for long-term travel: extra power to charge camera batteries and run laptops, cooking & basic survival gear, and most importantly an array of security features to prevent getting robbed.

I love the van, it's the ideal photo vehicle: small enough to drive most places and fully equipped to camp comfortably and conveniently anywhere. It sure beats sleeping in my car, or going through all the pain to setup/takedown a tent on demanding photoshoot schedules.

As soon as my trip starts, I promise regular updates to the blog. I've been so busy lately preparing for the trip, I haven't been able to post as much as I'd like. More coming soon!

Happy shooting!

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Upcoming Presentation - CORRECTION

Hi all,
Just corrected an error on my website about an upcoming presentation for the Richmond Hill Camera Club.

The date is MONDAY Sept 8 (not Tue Sept 8 as I had noted - that day doesn't exist!). Time 7:30pm
Also note the location is: Lake Wilcox Community Centre (81 Wildwood Ave,Richmond Hill, Ontario) not the Oak Ridges Community Centre as had previously been noted.

Sorry about the confusion!