Gallery News

Music Gallery Web Site


I have wanted to build a web site dedicated to live music and photographing music for some time. A few aborted attempts have been made over the years but…. I finally have something coming together. While the music gallery site has a ways to go, one has to start somewhere so here it is. […]


Monster Energy Motocross Nationals – Nanaimo Wastelands

Brad Nauditt, Monster Energy Motocross Nationals - MX2 Pro Moto 1 - Nanaimo Wastelands, June 12, 2011.

I had the opportunity to photograph the Monster Energy Motocross Nationals Motocross at the Nanaimo Wastelands this past weekend. While I’ve never been a huge fan of motorcycles in general and have never followed motorcycle racing I have to admit that this event was a blast and exceptionally fun to photograph. It looks like the […]


Plaza de Toros – Ronda Bullring

Stables at the Plaza de Toros, Ronda, Andalucia, Spain

The Plaza de Toros in Ronda, Málaga is considered to be one of the oldest bullrings still in operation in Spain. The bullring was built in 1785. While few bullfights are held in Ronda the bullring is used every September for the Toros de Ronda. A wonderful museum chronicles the fascinating and colourful history of […]


Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument

Ocotillo (Fouquieria splendens), Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Sonoran Desert, Arizona, USA

Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument is located in the Sonoran Desert in southern Arizona on the Mexico border. Known primarily for the monuments namesake, the Organ Pipe Cactus, the national park also has extensive stands of Saguaro cactus and both Teddy Bear Cholla (jumping Cholla) and Chain Fruit Cholla. The surrounding desert landscape is stunning as […]


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, […]


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 […]


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 […]


Web Site Changes at Kevin Oke Photography


The design of Kevin Oke Photography is changing dramatically in the next few days as may be apparent when you see the new blog page. Other sections of the site will remain the same for a period of time. We are doing this for a few reasons. Firstly, the old web site was feeling… a little dated. […]


Brentwood Regatta 2009 Photo Gallery

Rowing Shell, Brentwood Regatta 2009, Mill Bay, British Columbia

  I have started looking through my Brentwood College Regatta photos and although it may be months until I have a full gallery up I thought a small gallery was in order. The  photos are located on my Cowichan Valley web site at Brentwood Regatta 2009 Photos. There are about 50 images online at this […]


Pender Island New Years Lantern Festival

Spirit of the Whales

Pender Island celebrated it’s 10th annual New Years Lantern Festival this past year. It sure doesn’t seem that long ago! This year a new theme was performed, “Spirit of the Whale” celebrating the orca whales that frequent the area. Fortunately the weather was good for a change. I recall a few very cool and somewhat […]


Cowichan Valley Update

Ladysmith Festival of Lights

I’m in the process of finishing a large Cowichan Valley area update. For those not familiar with the Cowichan region, it’s located about one hour north of Victoria, British Columbia on Vancouver Island. This area is stunningly beautiful with photogenic farmland, scenic bays and absolutely fabulous food and wine. What more can you ask for. By […]


France Update

French Girl No. 5

I just finished a major update to the France photographs in my gallery, now with a total of 1,500+ photos online. While there’s still a ways to go, it’s now primarily updating titles and keywords. With lousy weather on the way in the Pacific Northwest there will be ample time to finish this chore.


Mushroom season update

Vancouver Island Mushrooms

The mushroom season is slowly coming to an end but fortunately I have had the opportunity to photograph and eat many great examples. I just updated the mushroom and fungi gallery so have a look, many of these are incedably beautiful and others somewhat bazarre. Check it out! http://apo…


France Revisited

French windows in Lyon, France

Most of the photographs of France are finally on my site. This only took about three months, not too bad I guess. The main French gallery is located at France Galleries. 935 images make up the collection at this point. Please leave your comments.


Motocross madness

Nanaimo Wastelands Motocross Nationals

You know summer is really here when the national motocross rolls into town. I haven’t photographed a high speed event like this for quite a few years so was pleasantly surprised at the quality of images that I was able to produce. You have to give credit where it is due however; these new dslr’s […]



The Bounty

I was very fortunate in being able to join the crew of the Bounty as they brought the boat in during the Parade of Sail on Thursday. Captain Robin Walbridge made my visit a very special experience, many thanks.The Bounty was built in 1960 for MGM studios Mutiny on the Bounty starring Marlon Brando. The […]


Victoria Tall Ships 2008 gallery

Victoria Tall Ship Festival 2008

I finally have a gallery online of photographs from the Victoria Tall Ships Festival. What a weekend! The main gallery is located at Victoria Tall Ships. Expect many changes to the sub galleries in the next few weeks as I properly caption the images and add relevant keywording. Thanks to all the great folks that […]




Aix or Aix-en-Provence, to distinguish it from other cities built over hot springs, is located in southern France some 30 km north of Marseille in the Provence region. The population of Aix is approximately 140,200. Its inhabitants are called Aixois. The old area of town is lively with university students everywhere. Very photogenic. Aix en […]


France galleries are finally ready!

I’m hoping to add about 900 photographs of France to my web site in the next 3 or 4 days. These images unfortunately have not been completely captioned and keyworded. At the rate I’m going I wouldn’t be able to put the images on my site until late summer if I were to try. Stay […]


Victoria’s Chinatown

Victoria British Columbia Chinatown gates.

I have lived near Victoria for the past twenty years and never spent over a few minutes wandering through the streets and alleys of Chinatown. Victoria, British Columbia’s Chinatown is the second oldest in North America, only preceded by the large Chinatown in San Francisco. What a feast for the eyes this place is. I […]


Holy Cow – well buffalo really

Cowichan Valley water buffalo at Fairburn Farm

Water buffalo are pretty cool. I had the opportunity to photograph these gentle souls at Fairburn Farm in the Cowichan Valley this past week. This is a herd of approximately 45 animals, living a gentle life and providing milk for the cheese industry. Darrel and Anthea Archer are the wonderful folks behind this operation, rising […]


Duncan Totems – again

Duncan Totem Poles, Vancouver Island

The city of Duncan has been adding totem poles to their already very impressive collection. I believe most of these are totems that have been moved from other locations or have been “restored”. Downtown sure is looking great. I’m hoping to have an online guide running soon that will put the images to the totems […]


Salmon Run

Gull feeding on salmon during the Goldstream Provincial Park salmon run.

Every fall thousands of salmon return to the Cowichan River and the Goldstream River in Goldstream Provincial Park. While most of the salmon are Chum, Coho and Chinook may also be seen. The salmon attract many birds from eagles and gulls to ducks. Overall, the salmon run is a fascinating viewing experience as these fish […]


30 Minutes, 27 Seconds – Santa Ship

Santa Ship, Hope Bay, North Pender Island

The annual visit of the Bellingham Lions Santa Ship lasted all of 30 minutes and 27 seconds for me. I know this is an odd way to look at an event but it brought up an interesting discussion about the photography profession a few days ago. Many photography jobs are dictated by a particular length […]