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The 5th Annual Cowichan Bay Spot Prawn Festival

Capt'n Jack Sparrow & Friends or is it Johnny Depp? 5th Annual Cowichan Bay Spot Prawn Festival

The 5th Annual Cowichan Bay Spot Prawn Festival was all about; you guessed it, prawns. Most of us look forward to this time of year on the west coast as spot prawns must be one of the most prized eating experiences during the season. These guys taste great and are huge at about 12 to […]

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Pirates Cove Marine Provincial Park, DeCourcy Island

Aerial photo of Pirates Cove Marine Provincial Park, De Courcy Island, British Columbia, Canada.

Pirates Cove Marine Provincial Park on DeCourcy Island became one of my favourite destinations this past summer. I’m not sure why exactly, perhaps it’s just a great combination of beaches, sheltered anchorage and also an island where people actually live. Certainly watching new boaters come into Pirate’s Cove can be very entertaining and… somewhat expensive. […]

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Sigma 15mm f/2.8 EX DG Diagonal Fisheye Lens review

Fairchild 24W shot with the Sigma 15mm fisheye

Having made the switch from the Nikon DX format to the Nikon FX (full frame) format I’ve had to completely renew my arsenal of lenses. This hasn’t been as tough as I thought with many of my DX lenses selling for about the same price as purchasing used FX lenses. I did purchased a number […]

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Captain Robin Walbridge on the HMS Bounty

HMS Bounty Capt. Robin Walbridge

The HMS Bounty sank off the coast of North Carolina due to high seas brought on by Hurricane Sandy at the end of October. With the unfortunate loss of a crew member, Claudene Christian and Captain Robin Walbridge, these incidents remind you how powerful the ocean’s forces can be. I was fortunate to spend some […]

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The fine wines of Sancerre, France

A 2006 vintage, Pascal Thomas, Sancerre, Loire, France
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Arbutus Ridge from the water

Arbutus Ridge from the water, Vancouver Island

Here’s another view of Arbutus Ridge, this time from the water. Only a few arbutus trees are visible in the photograph, likely most of them were cut down to put in the houses. Maybe it should be renamed?

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Arbutus Ridge Aerial Photograph

Arbutus Ridge aerial photograph, Vancouver Island

Arbutus Ridge is located in a wonderful area of Vancouver Island overlooking Saanich and the southern Gulf Islands. While the location is stunning I wonder about the long term effects of developments like this. Certainly it’s not my style but I don’t play golf either!

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Route 66 sign in Cowichan Bay

Route 66 sign in Cowichan Bay, British Columbia, Canada

 I’m not sure why an Arizona Route 66 sign is in Cowichan Bay but hey, it’s cool. Check out the cows to the right!

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BC Ferry – Coastal Celebration in Swartz Bay

Coastal Celebration, British Columbia Ferry Services

One of the newest ferries in the BC Ferry fleet, Coastal Celebration waits at the dock in Swartz Bay near Victoria, Vancouver Island.

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Spirit of Vancouver Island heading through Active Pass

Spirit of Vancouver Island heading through Active Pass, British Columbia

BC Ferry, Spirit of Vancouver Island heading through Active Pass with Mayne Island in the background.

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Alameda del Tajo, Ronda, Malaga Province, Andalusia, Spain

Enjoying the view from the Alameda del Tajo, Ronda, Malaga Province, Andalusia, Spain

Enjoying the view from the Alameda del Tajo, Ronda, Malaga Province, Andalusia, Spain.

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Monumento al Padre Francisco Suárez, Granada, Spain

The monument to Padre Francisco Suárez, Plaza Alonso Cano, Granada, Andalusia, Spain

The monument to Padre Francisco Suárez in the Plaza Alonso Cano is located on what must be one of the more colourful buildings in Granada. I photographed this a few times, it just looks good.

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Pop art fishing boat

Pop art fishing boat, Vancouver Island

I came across this wildly painted fishing boat and had to have a photograph. Whether the fish are attracted to it I don’t know but it certainly stands out in a crowd.

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Ocean Destiny

Ocean Destiny plowing through the Gulf Islands

Boating season seems to have finally arrived! I’m sure these large fishing boats don’t worry about the bad weather but for the ones of us in smaller boats it’s an issue.

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Windows in Barcelona, Spain

Maremagnum, Barcelona, Spain

Some interesting windows in Barcelona, Spain.

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Eglésia de Betlem, Barcelona, Spain

Votive candles, Eglésia de Betlem, Barcelona, Spain

A few photos from the Eglésia de Betlem in Barcelona, Spain.

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Ronda Spain Bullring

Plaza de Toros (Bullring), Ronda, Andalucia, Spain

The wonderful Plaza de Toros in Ronda, Spain. View more images at Plaza de Toros photographs.

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Carlsbad Caverns, New Mexico

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

I posted more photographs of Carlsbad Caverns National Park in New Mexico on my blog today. View Carlsbad Caverns photographs.

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Organ Pipe Cactus

Saguaro Cactus (Carnegiea gigantean), Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Arizona, USA

I finally finished editing my Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Arizona photographs. This is one of my favourites, additional images can be seen at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument photos.

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Scaffolding, Ronda, Spain

Scaffolding, Ronda, Andalucia, Spain

I’ve been editing my photographs of Ronda the past few days. Here’s a photo that’s somewhat graphic and certainly colourful.

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Antique signs at Son Silver West, Sedona, Arizona

Antique Coca-Cola sign at Son Silver West Gallery, Sedona, Arizona

A few more signs from the wonderful collection at Son Silver West in Sedona, Arizona.

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Signs, Sedona, Arizona

Antique signs at Son Silver West, Sedona, Arizona

I have always enjoyed photographing signs and Sedona certainly has no shortage of old signs. This is part of an excellent collection at Son Silver West, a funky gallery and craft store.

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Mount Tzouhalem Ecological Reserve

White fawn lily (Erythronium oregonum), Mt. Tzouhalem Ecological Reserve, Cowichan Valley, British Columbia, Canada

The Mt. Tzouhalem Ecological Reserve located near Duncan in the Cowichan Valley is an amazing area for wildflowers. Being located primarily on the exposed lower slopes of Mount Tzouhalem the species found are different from the Honeymoon Bay Wildflower Reserve which is primarily forested. Mt. Tzouhalem Ecological Reserve was spectacular with shooting star, buttercup and […]

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Honeymoon Bay Wildflower Reserve

Pacific Bleeding Heart (Dicentra formosa), Honeymoon Bay Wildflower Reserve, Cowichan Valley, British Columbia, Canada

I have wanted to visit the Honeymoon Bay Wildflower Reserve near Cowichan Lake for a number of years and finally had my chance. What a beautiful place! It’s still early in the spring but the pink fawn lilies and trillium are at their peak and bleeding heart and violets were looking great as well. I […]

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