Archive for category: B&W

Limestone Outcrop – Year Four

03 Dec
December 3, 2017

In each of the last four years, I have returned to this nearby Limestone Outcrop to photograph the rocks, leaves and bare trees and printed my images in beautiful black & white. There is only a two to three week window in late November and early December when all of the leaves have fallen and no snow has gathered on the ground. I prefer cloudy bright conditions with no direct shadow to photograph the range of grey tones in this landscape. While these rocks have been here for ages, I always seem to find something new and interesting to photograph each year.

Photographed using a Canon 5D Mark II camera and a TS-E 24mm f/3.5 Tilt-Shift lens.

Nature Revealed

06 Nov
November 6, 2017

As the leaves fall to the forest floor, the branches and trunks are revealed. This wooded area at the Mill of Kintail is ready for fall photography, not in bright autumn colours but in black & white and on a cold, rainy day.
Photographed using a Canon 5D Mark II camera with either the TS-E 45mm or TS-E 90mm lens.

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.