Archive for category: B&W

Long Beach, Pacific Rim National Park

25 Jun
June 25, 2013

Early morning on two days spent at Long Beach near Tofino, Vancouver Island, BC. I don’t think that there is a better way to start your day than a walk on this magnificent stretch of beach in the Pacific Rim National Park. The sounds, sights and smells of the ocean on kilometers of open beach are there for you to enjoy in perfect solitude.

Long Beach am 1 Photographed with a Canon 1D Mark II N, 24-70 f2.8L lens. Image converted to B&W using Silver Efex Pro2


Salt Spring Island

16 May
May 16, 2013

St. Mary'sVisited Salt Spring Island’s oldest church, St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Fulford Harbour, which was founded in 1878 by Father Donckele, the first Roman Catholic missionary to the Gulf islands. This beautiful stone structure was erected between 1880 and 1885 by members of the community with the windows, door and bell acquired from the “Butter Church” in Cowichan Bay. The materials were brought in canoes from Cowichan Bay to Burgoyne Bay, then by oxen to this quiet and peaceful site.Burgoyne Not far from St. Paul’s is the Burgoyne United Church. Built in 1887, this is the oldest Protestant church on Salt Spring Island. It was founded by pioneers, many of whom are buried here. Established as Methodist, the building was called “Union Church” by local people, who welcomed all comers. Since 1974 regular services have been held in Ganges, but the United Church Women continue to maintain the building, where weddings, baptisms and funerals still take place.

Photographed with a Canham 5×7 view camera, Nikkor W 210mm f5.6 lens and Ilford FP4 black and white sheet film.

Scotland Stone

14 Apr
April 14, 2013

Whether left in its natural state or transformed by hands using crude tools or by skilled stonemasons – in neolithic times, the Middle Ages, the Industrial Revolution and into the 1800’s – Scotland provided some beautiful examples of transformed stone to photograph. These stones contain wonderful colour and texture brought out by light and shadow and you can’t help but reach out to touch and run your hand along the surface. Image of the Horizontal Click Mill, Dounby, Orkney
Brodgar1Ring of Brodgar, Orkney
Ring of BrodgarRing of Brodgar, OrkneyElginWorn Steps, Elgin CathedralEarl's PalaceDry Stone Wall, Earl’s Palace, Birsay, OrkneyBonaweCharcoal Shed, Bonawe Iron Works
Iona GalleryConverted Croft House, Isle of Orkney

Scotland Coastline

19 Mar
March 19, 2013

Okay, there’s been almost 20 cm of snow today here in Ottawa.. enough!  I’m looking back on our Scotland trip. Including the numerous islands, Scotland has over 16,000 km of coastline and. We traveled from the white sand beaches on Iona, Isle of Mull and Skye and through the Highlands to the rugged Orkney Islands. I’m a big fan of ocean views and certainly envy the easy access to photograph the maritime way of life that we saw along the coast of Scotland. Maybe it’s just cabin fever but I’m anxious to pack the photographic equipment and capture more landscapes and seascapes.

Lobster/Prawn Creels, Tobermory

Girl ClaireGirl Claire, Isle of Mull

Iona boatWooden hull of the Iolaire of Iona

StromnessEarly Morning, Stromness, Orkney Islands