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Carlsbad Caverns National Park Photographs

Painted Grotto, Carlsbad Caverns National Park, New Mexico, USA

I have finally put my recent Carlsbad Caverns National Park photographs into a gallery on my stock photography web site. These images are pretty cool with amazing colours. The scenic value of Carlsbad Caverns must also place the cave as one of the world’s natural wonders. Some of the formations have interesting names like Chinese Theater, […]

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The Alhambra, Granada, Andalusia, Spain

The view of Granada from the Alhambra, Granada, Andalusia, Spain

When travelling in southern Spain there is one site that likely everyone is aiming for, the Alhambra. The Alhambra is a palace and fortress complex dating originally to the mid 14th century and constructed by the Moorish rulers of the Emirate of Granada in Al-Andalus. The fortress occupies the top of the hill of the […]

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Photos of Père Lachaise Cemetery in Paris

Tomb detail, Pere Lachaise Cemetery, Paris

I finally have images online of the Père Lachaise Cemetery in Paris. This cemetery is one of the city’s most visited tourist attractions and well worth wandering around with many interesting graves such as Jim Morrison, Frédéric Chopin, Oscar Wilde, Édith Piaf and numerous others, many of which I have no idea who they are. […]

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The Power of Black & White In Adobe Lightroom & Beyond (A MASTER CLASS)

Exceptional black and white travel photography by Piet Van den Eynde

The Power of Black & White In Adobe Lightroom & Beyond (A MASTER CLASS) by Piet Van den Eynde – E-book Review For a number of years black and white photography seemed to slip away a little as the transformation from film to digital was taking place. While this certainly wasn’t the first time black […]

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Strahov Monastery Philosophical Library – Prague, Czech Republic

40 Gigapixel photograph of the ancient Philosophical Library at the Strahov Monastery, Prague

Another huge photograph has just been released for your viewing pleasure, a 40 Gigapixel photograph of the ancient Philosophical Library at the Strahov Monastery, Prague, Czech Republic. I keep on looking at these amazing huge images that are being produced in the past few years and realize how far we’ve come in a very short […]

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TMAC Award – Best Action Photograph 2010

Fishing the Cowichan River, British Columbia, Canada.

I have been honoured with an award for “best action photograph” by the Travel Marketing Association of Canada. It’s always great to get some recognition and it’s also wonderful that Ontario Parks that sponsored this award supports the photographic arts.

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Full Moons in Canada

Lunar Eclipse, Gulf Islands, British Columbia

I was watching the full moon a few nights ago and started thinking about all the occasions where I have spent countless hours watching the full moon come up or go down. A few eclipses have been included in this quality time as well. On doing a keyword search I found over 500 images of […]

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Best Photographs of 2010

Islands Folk Festival 2010

It’s always hard to come up with a top 10 list or a best photographs list but as this idea seems to be a common theme I thought it might be prudent to join in the fun. Deciding what is the best for a certain period is always a challenge? What defines “best”?; Is it […]

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Light and Land, Landscapes in the Digital Darkroom by Michael Frye

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I think I’ve been very fortunate as a photographer in that I have embraced digital technology since the early days of the digital cameras. You have to understand that this isn’t a few generations we are talking about however, in my instance it’s only since 1999 I believe. The reason for the “fortunate” aspect is […]

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Ladysmith Festival of Lights 2010

Fireworks, Ladysmith Festival of Lights 2010

I always try to make it to at least one of the local Christmas light up festivals on Vancouver Island. This year happened to be the Ladysmith Festival of Lights which is always spectacular with over 200,000 lights being turned on in the historic downtown core by Santa Clause. From a photography standpoint it must […]

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Pacific Yachting – December Cover

Pacific Yachting - December 2010

Pacific Yachting, one of the more popular boating magazines here in the Pacific Northwest, used one of my photographs for their December cover. I think they did a great job of integrating the masthead and text with the image. Looks very inviting!

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Kevin Oke Photography Stock

Kevin Oke Photography stock images

We are thrilled to announce that our new Kevin Oke Photography searchable stock photography site is running in full operation mode. As of today there are 11,000 photographs in the database with another 5,000 or so still to be catalogued. This has been a huge undertaking and the realistic date for the site to be […]

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Aircraft Pinups and Decorative Art

Nose art, Pretty Polly - Palm Springs Air Museum, Palm Springs, California

I spent Saturday at the Palm Springs Air Museum visiting their extensive collection of flying and stationary aircraft. For aviation fans the Palm Springs Air Museum must rank up there with some of the best, definitely worth a visit. Many of the aircraft are WWII vintage and have the traditional nose art, cockpit art and […]

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Luang Prabang, Laos

Wat Mahathat located in Luang Prabang, Laos

Favourite Locations – Luang Prabang, Laos Laos has only one problem as a country, it’s land locked, no ocean, no beaches, no islands. Laos does have a beautiful river flowing through the country; the Mekong, and along this river are beautiful small towns and surprisingly stunning cities. One of these is Luang Prabang. Until the […]

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Cowichan River Estuary – Vancouver Island

Winter frost, Cowichan Bay Estuary. Cowichan Valley, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.

I have been spending time during the past few months looking at photos of the Cowichan River Estuary for my latest book The Cowichan – Duncan, Chemainus, Ladysmith and Region. The Cowichan River Estuary flows into Cowichan Bay and the area is impacted significantly by the cool air coming off the ocean. At other times, […]

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The Carmanah Valley – Twenty Years On

Carmanah Valley, Three Sisters - 2009

Twenty years ago I had just moved to British Columbia and heard stories about giant trees on the west coast of Vancouver Island. What I didn’t realize at the time is the Provincial Government had secretly given permission to logging giant Macmillan Bloedel to clearcut one of the largest intact watersheds left on the island, […]

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Children of Celebrities II

The Children of Celebrities perfroming at the Chapel at Providence Farm, Duncan

The Chapel at Providence Farm is an amazing venue for live music. Great acoustics combined with beautiful late afternoon lighting provided the perfect backdrop for the concert that the Children of Celebrities played a few nights ago. I planned on sitting back and enjoying most of the concert as I wanted to actually enjoy the […]

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The Lowly Dandelion

Dandelion - Dente de lion

A strange thing happened a few days ago. I was riding my lawn mower in my precise and efficient cutting pattern and started looking at the wildflowers that were growing right in front of my blades. A few seconds later they were history, all but a memory. It occurred to me that before I mow […]

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