Posts Tagged ‘Events’

Islands Folk Festival, 30 Years

Spirit of the West performing at the 30th Annual Islands Folk Festival

This year marked the 30th anniversary of the Islands Folk Festival at Providence Farm, Duncan, British Columbia. I may be a little biased here but after being at the past 9 festivals I will say that the Islands Folk Festival is likely the best of the smaller festivals in Western Canada. How does that sound? […]


Starry Starry Nights

It’s always a pleasure to see my photographs illustrating a well written travel story. Starry Starry Nights was written for East Kent Lifestyle magazine by world traveller and awesome writer Jaillan Yehia about the Jasper Dark Sky Festival which the two of us were privileged to attend last fall. This years festival is scheduled for […]


Islands Folk Festival – New photos and stage lighting

Tribe of One, Islands Folk Festival 2011

I’ve finally managed to upload most of the galleries for the Islands Folk Festival that took place at Providence Farm in Duncan in July 2011. I mentioned this huge job previously back in February,  Islands Folk Festival – Editing the Photos.  As often is the case I try to learn from my experiences with the idea of […]


Islands Folk Festival – Editing the Photos

Tuber, Islands Folk Festival 2011

Here it is in the early spring of 2012 and I’m finally spending some time editing the photographs I shot at last years Islands Folk Festival on Vancouver Island. This is a daunting task, sorting through over 5,000 photographs shot over a 3 day period. Granted, this is nothing compared to what many sports photographers […]


Islands Folk Festival on Flickr

Islands Folk Festival thumbnails

After many years of wondering whether I should use Flickr like the rest of the world I finally decided to give it a try. I’m looking at Flickr as an experiment as apparently numerous “photo buyers” are beginning to look through the vast collection. It has become so important that the huge stock agency Getty […]


Live Music – Pushing photography to the limit

Afro Mumanzi

I spend much of my time during the summer photographing musicians and listening to live music and while I find photography a distraction in some ways (it’s hard to listen to music seriously while doing photography seriously) I have managed to work around this. I try to shoot quickly so that I can get the […]


The Cowichan: Duncan, Chemainus, Ladysmith and Region – Book Launch

The Cowichan: Duncan, Chemainus, Ladysmith and Region

Editing and Workflow – Part 2

Shelby Cobra and Greenwood Corvette

Part 1 of our editing and workflow series was published by D. Travis North yesterday on his blog, Shutter Photo. Travis’s workflow is very different from mine due to a completely different shooting style, I think you will find his article interesting. Jim M. Goldstein will publish part 3 of this series tomorrow on his […]


I bet you never knew! – Maple Syrup


We spent yesterday afternoon at the British Columbia Forestry Discovery Centre wandering around and taking in the the Sapsuckers. Who exactly are the Sapsuckers? It might sound like a punk band or some alternative living community but these hardy folks produce maple syrup from the Bigleaf Maple, a common tree in the Pacific Northwest. Most of us […]


Pimp Your Cow or ….

Pimp your cow

The fall fair season has come and gone on the west coast of Canada. I only photographed one fall fair this year (I really don’t need more fall fair photos, a search of my database brings up over 4,000) and it’s likely the best on southern Vancouver Island, Cobble Hill.  I still enijoy photographing the action […]


Cowichan Valley Wine and Culinary Festival


The 2007 Cowichan Valley Wine and Culinary Festival took place last weekend under the usual weather for this year; a gloomy and wet weekend. Still, good times were had by all and the wine tasting was superb. Wine and food is likely the largest tourism draw for this area although one can’t discount the recreational […]


Cowichan Exhibition – People having fun.

Cowichan Exhibition, Duncan

The Cowichan Exhibition, what a hoot! From the tractor pulls to buggy racing; cheap beer and lousy food, and did I mention the stunning people both male and female (disclaimer: I photographed more female subjects as usual). I should add as well that it was one of the nicest weekends in what has been a […]


Ladysmith Can-Am Strongman Challenge

Ladysmith Strongman Competition

Every time I look at these images I get tired. These guys are amazing in what they can do with items that most of us would shy away from even with help from our friends. They also seem to love what they’re doing and tend to have a great sense of humour. Look at this […]


98th Annual Cobble Hill Fall Fair

Cobble Hill Fall Fair cow

I spent Saturday at the 98th annual Cobble Hill Fall Fair. As usual for this summer the Cowichan Valley weather was a mixed bag with small amounts of rain followed by beautiful sunshine. The Cobble Hill Fall Fair heavily emphasizes livestock and horses which makes sense for the location. One thing I noticed is how […]


Canada Day

Canada Day Flag

Happy Birthday Canada. July 1st is Canada’s birthday and there tends to be allot of action in the Southern Gulf Islands. We are off to Morning Bay Winery for a party this afternoon and the famous Saturna Island Lamb BBQ will happen tomorrow. Images to follow. Saturna Island Lamb BBQ photos