Friday, October 22, 2010

Wildlife Photography

Being outdoors, photographing the wonders of nature ... animals, plants, landscapes ... is one of the things I most enjoy doing!

One day, I'll get a longer, faster lens to extend my "reach" ... meanwhile, I'm having a blast with what I've got!

This isn't perfect, but it is the best squirrel shot I've got so far!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Pet Photography

This is a discipline of photography that I definitely want to get into ... today was the first time that I had the courage to take photo's while I chatted with other dog owners in the park and the dogs played.

Usually talking to the other dog walkers is no problem. It's just that I am still a bit self-conscious taking the camera out, and actually taking pictures "in front of strangers", you know?




Saturday, October 16, 2010

Some Days ...

... the photography gods favour you!

This morning at dawn, I headed to the Callaghan Valley, hoping to catch a few bears before they turn in for their winter sleep. I saw three bears. The first two were really skittish and disappeared almost as soon as I saw them. But the third was very obliging and hung around so that I could get some pretty good shots:

While in the Callaghan, one gets a lovely view of Black Tusk, just as the sun is coming up:

On the way home, I glimpsed some rowers on Alta Lake, so got ahead of them and pulled into Rainbow Park to take advantage of the photo op:

While at the park, some Canada geese were grazing at the water's edge, with the fog hanging over Alta Lake, and the mountains towering above:

And just as I turned to leave, the fog started lifting and a dawn ray illuminated it in front of the dark massif of Whistler Mountain:

Sunday, October 10, 2010


Tricky to catch them as one's eye perceives them ... here are two I took today ... once again, very personal as to which you prefer!

Friday, October 8, 2010


It seems that opinions are split on whether composition "rules" apply to reflection photo's.

I think it's such a personal and subjective thing, and that people's preferences vary from person to person, and opinions change depending not only on the individual's mood but also on the subject matter!

I like seeing both versions because they can evoke very different responses: Sometimes having reality and reflection in the same shot really works, other times having the mystery of the reflection alone works better!

Here are a couple of shots (one of each type of reflection!) I took in the beautiful Whistler Valley yesterday. What do YOU think?

Friday, October 1, 2010

No Bikers Or Bears Were Injured ...

This is why I take my camera with me everywhere - you just never know what's going to happen!

And sometimes it's just a matter of being in the right place at the right time!

I was sitting on the patio at Black's Pub in Whistler, enjoying a cool, late afternoon beverage with good friends ... where else could one view large wildlife, watch live action sports and kick back with a drink in the warm late summer sun, all at the same time?!

This scene was too far away for the capabilities of my longest lens, but I just had to capture it! Apologies in advance for the poor quality.