Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Tordrillo Mountain Lodge

I was lucky enough to go for a few plane rides to Judd Lake and beyond with the people from TML in april of 2014.
The top was my ride from Anchorage to TML2. The bottom was a skiplane from Judd Lake to the alpine somewhere where we saw these guys and their cool helicopter. Hopefully someday I can get back there. Horizon Panoramic camera and Lomochrome purple film.  




 

Thursday, 31 December 2015

the "Mc Barge" aka Friendship 500

Here's a couple of looks at the "McBarge" where it was moored for the better part of 30 years, until recently.
It was described as "the world's first floating McDonalds," and built on False Creek for Expo 86.
It was towed to Maple Ridge in late December and will appear in 2016 as a new and improved, so far secret project. Perhaps the McCasino or McSports Bar?
The top photo is Lomochrome Purple film in a Horizon Perfekt, the bottom is B+W film in my Noblex.
Happy new years y'all.





Wednesday, 16 December 2015

lil' more zion

Rigthside upsidedown vertical panos at Emerald Pools in Zion National Park. Same same but different. noblex.


Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Red Bull Rampage 2015

Here's a few pics from Red Bull Rampage, near Virgin Utah from mid-october 2015. The B+W are my Noblex, and the colour is a Horizon.
Several of these are examples of what happens when you tilt up with a swing lens: your horizon gets all bent outta shape. Whatever though, I still dig it.
pic 1: The view from near the top, rider's left ridge.
pic 2: Sender off of the end of the ridge on qualifying day. Pretty sure it's Graham Aggasiz.
pic 3: Axl Fostvedt shooting Phantom Flex of Cam Zink for Freeride Entertainment. Finals run.
pic 4: Graham Aggasiz again, but his first drop of his finals run.
pic 5: Sam Reynolds superman over the canyon gap. Didn't really nail the photo timing but it's still alright.





Saturday, 28 November 2015

Zion National Park 2015

These are a few Noblex panoramics, from a cloudy afternoon walk in Zion National Park.
I wanted to get to Angel's Landing, but had to settle for the lower trails due to threat of rain and flash flooding. I did get up the Emerald Pools trail and the Canyon Overlook trail, just in time for rain and lightning. Not so good for pictures. Still fun.
I guess there's always next year... Horizon panoramics and maybe some B+W to follow...

Friday, 26 June 2015

Church of the Holy Cross

National Historic Site of Canada, built around 1905 in the village of Skatin (Skookumchuk) BC.
Definitely worth a stop in, part way between Pemberton and Sloquet hot springs BC.
Shot on a Polaroid press camera, Polaroid 669 exp 2005. It got pretty dusty and dirty while drying, but I like it.

Monday, 27 April 2015

Grandstands

I still have a ton of Cuba photos from my trip last year. I like them more than anything I have shot lately, so why not share a few more? I'm still toying with the idea of a little photobook or some prints...
These grandstands are at the corner of Avenida de los Presidentes and the Malecon in Vedado, Cuba.
Between the blue fountains and the abandoned swimming pool, near the Calixto Garcia monument.
One wider view of the old seating area with a few locals playing baseball, and a closer, off-kilter tilted up version. Horizon.

Thursday, 12 March 2015

Hotel Nacional De Cuba

More oldies from my trip to Cuba in March of 2014.
This is the historic Hotel Nacional in Havana, near the outside patio, and in the main lobby. Spinner.



Saturday, 21 February 2015

Telegraph Cove BC

I spent 2 nights in telegraph Cove en route to and from Hanson Island. It's a neat little gathering of cabins centred around a wooden boardwalk that was formerly a lumber mill and salmon saltery. I had to grab these photos on an overcast drizzly early morning just before leaving. I plan go back, hopefully for more boatrides. Horizon. 




 

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Orcalab, Hanson Island BC

I feel very fortunate to have visited Paul Spong and the Orcalab on Hanson Island earlier this year. It is a land based research station, that studies whales around the Johnstone Straight and the Inside Passage off of northern Vancouver Island. Paul conducted early research on communicating with whales in the 1960's, and moved to Hanson Island in 1970 to continue his studies of whales in the wild. I saw some incredible things from the observation deck that afternoon, and had a chance to walk around the bay a bit at low tide. Spinner. 
have a look: http://orcalab.org/   listen to hydrophones here: http://www.orca-live.net/ 




Sunday, 8 February 2015

Spruce Grove, Alberta

I met these guys late last fall in a field near Spruce Grove, AB. I also spent the next day in a hamburger factory.
I didn't take pictures in the hamburger factory, probably for the best. noblex.




Friday, 16 January 2015

Queen of Sidney

Here's some panoramics on and around BC Ferries' now retired Queen of Sidney.
It was one of BC ferries first 2 boats, and was in service for 40 years before retirement in 2000.
I had a surprise stop in for pics with a few friends last summer, and ended up getting onboard and all over it.
Regular xpro and color implosion films. Horizon.



Saturday, 20 December 2014

Viva Cuba

Here's a few 360 Panoramics from my trip to Cuba last spring. I can't wait to go back. 
Not the best scans, and a bit of a light leak on all three, but I still dig it.
Top: Avenida De Los Presidentes, just downhill from 23yG
Middle: Calixto Garcia Monument at Avenida De Los Presidentes and the Malecon
Bottom: Plaza Vieja, La Habana Cuba



Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Mt.Baker LBS 2013

The best weekend of my winter, every winter, is the Legendary Banked Slalom at Mt Baker, Washington.
Great vibes, seeing old friends and meeting new ones. Friendly competition and no cash prizes.
I still attend every year, although I haven't raced for 3 or 4 years, at least. Hope to see you there.
Last year was a low snow year, so the racecourse was moved way uphill, as seen in picture 2.
Picture 1 is part of the crowd for Saturday's Legendary Baked Salmon feast at the Raven Hut. 
Both were shot on reversal film, Horizon.



Saturday, 13 December 2014

Zion National Park

I had a chance to see some spectacular views during a quick visit to the park. Hope to visit again someday.
Top: View from the top of Canyon Overlook Trail, looking back down at the road.   Middle: Looking up at the East Temple from the switchbacks.  Bottom: looking uphill at the shoulder of East Temple from the Overlook Trail. Noblex.




Saturday, 29 November 2014

Red Bull Rampage 2014

Here's a few photos from Rampage 2014 near Virgin Utah.
The colour one is Carson Storch on qualifying day before the torrential downpour. 
The B&W is Tom Van Steenbergen about 15 seconds before his massive front flip of doom. 
Colour is the Noblex, B&W is the Horizon. 
If you look REALLY closely in these videos you can totally see me. 
full event coverage here : http://rampage.redbull.tv/   Mountain biking is crazy.




Sunday, 31 August 2014

Alaska... finally

Been sitting on these awhile, taken in the late spring in the Tordrillo Mountains AK. The first two were the tail end of a roll of Lomochrome purple, and the third is regular C41 colour film. Had some scanner issues so I was hesitant to work/post these, but I guess they aren't so bad. I really like the way the purples turned out for mountain/snow landscapes. Thanks Tordrillo Mountain Lodge, hope to be back someday.


Monday, 16 June 2014

Kamloops viewpoint

Kamloops Lake viewpoint 2 ways.
Noblex with Regular C41 vs Horizon with Lomochrome Purple.
Taken on the same photo drive as the Spences Bridge Church. Camera test / film test pt.2


Spences Bridge BC

The old church at Spences Bridge 2 ways. Same same, but different. A little closer on the noblex.
This was actually a camera test of a noblex 135 that I bought on craigslist, and a film test of Lomochrome purple in my Horizon Perfekt. The horizon makes a negative 24x58mm and the Noblex makes 24x66mm on 35mm film.

Sunday, 4 May 2014

La Habana Vieja, Cuba

This was a late afternoon stroll through the skinny streets of old Havana. Wish the light was better.  LCA+ / color implosion.