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Feeding pigeons in Amsterdam

Feeding pigeons in Amsterdam

I love black and white photography. This goes back to my days as a student at Ryerson in Toronto when besides learning to take photos I spent hours in the darkroom developing and manipulating black and white images. I can still smell the chemicals even though I

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Brown bear on Whistler Mountain

Brown bear on Whistler Mountain

The bears supposedly clear off Whistler Mountain ski run by late morning in mid-June, which is apparently a good time to hike down to the base if so inclined. It was about a two kilometres to the bottom along a narrow matted trail that had been used

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Langdale Falls

Langdale Falls

Sunday I hiked up to Langdale Falls in Sprockids Park not far from the Langdale ferry terminal. After a 45 minute uphill hike from the base until reaching the upper level of the falls I arrived at the top of a steep downhill path where a rope attached to

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Misty forest dance

Misty forest dance

I went for a hike in Cliff Gilker forest on Friday after seeing the fog and mist on the ocean. It had been a month since going for a long hike since travelling to Hawaii. It was time to exercise my legs and see what my camera would

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Radiant Punalu’u Sunrise

Radiant Punalu'u Sunrise

I recently returned from an eleven day holiday on Hawaii. I joined a group of twelve who were participating in a meditation retreat on Oahu. Weather wise we experienced an above average amount of rainfall and as a result, even though I awoke before sunrise, which is

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Beneath a mushroom

Beneath a mushroom

I returned to Gliff Gilker Park on the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia the other day to hike on a clear morning after many continuous days of rain. I carried my Canon 5D Mark II and 50mm f2.5 macro lens with the idea of photographing more mushrooms especially

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Autumn pathway

Autumn pathway

While on a tour of British Columbia, I spent a couple of days in Smithers. During that time I took a walk through a local park which I discovered a forest of poplar trees that had mostly lost their autumn leaves. I was enthralled with the graphic

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Gathering storm and rainbow

Gathering storm and rainbow

I was just sitting down to enjoy a beer while visiting friends in Kelowna, BC, when I happened to look out the window and see a rainbow forming on the horizon. I impulsively grabbed my Canon 5D Mark II and 70-200mm f2.8 lens and rain out onto

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Helmcken Falls

Helmcken Falls

The other week my wife and I stopped in Clearwater BC for two nights to have a rest from our drive around British Columbia. My camera, however was looking for an excuse to discover new photography subjects so I drove to Wells Gray Park specifically to see famous Helmcken

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Rail fence, autumn flowers and golden leaves

Rail fence, autumn flowers and golden leaves

Two weeks ago I was driving along highway 97 from Salmon Arm to Vernon BC enjoying the scenic drive complete with golden autumn colours when I came across a ranch that was fenced with wooden rails. I stopped along the side of the highway to admire this

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Feel the presence

Wait silently with anything, and you will discover a new phenomenon which was always there, but of which you were not alert – not aware of it. Your mind will become completely silent as you feel the presence of the ever-living existence. You will be just a part in it, just a note in the great symphony. No burden, no tension...the drop has fallen into the ocean. ~ Osho

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