Peggy’s Cove Nova Scotia

A few years ago we were on a family trip to the Maritimes and wanted to spend some time along the coast. We spent some time in Halifax and headed down to Peggy’s Cove. This is one of the most photographed locations on the East Coast, and we were travelling with family, so I didn’t initially want to take a lot of time to photograph the area. While my extended family and my kids were exploring around the Lighthouse, my wife suggested I head down to the harbour and town to get some pictures. I said there wasn’t really any point, as it has been photographed so much, but she replied “But no one has done it in your way”. Perhaps so, and I walked down from the lighthouse, and captured some of the best images of my career.

The sky was amazing that day. Peggy’s Cove is near the flight path to Halifax’s International Airport, and the contrails made great patterns in the sky.

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Eclipse!

Eclipse Progression 3-2

A total eclipse probably shouldn’t happen. I say “probably” because the probability is too small. After all, we are the only known planet that has a moon just the right size and distance to provide a perfect total solar eclipse where the moon just barely covers the sun, allowing the viewer to see the corona and prominences. It also happens to be the only place where there is someone to see it.

The moon’s diameter is 400 times smaller than the sun, but it is also 400 times closer, making them roughly the same apparent size in our sky, depending on eccentricities of the orbits. This has allowed us to discover so much about the sun, moon, our own planet and the universe long before we had the technology of modern telescopes and spacecraft. If the size of the sun or moon, or the distance to the moon and sun were off even a bit, a perfect total eclipse would not be possible. Yet, perfect total solar eclipses happen because of this perfect combination. This alone should give us pause as we watch in wonder. But not only are they astounding and awe-inspiring for this fact alone, total eclipses are strange and beautiful and they are wonderful to experience!

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New Exhibit: Motion Gallery in Calgary

I’m very excited about being one of the featured artists at Motion Gallery in Calgary for the month of May! The gallery is a not for profit organization for emerging artists, and is located at the Eau Claire Market in downtown Calgary. For this show I ordered some new prints, including this one from a London Underground station that I had printed on metal. I’ve not tried this medium before, but it really works well for some images. It feels like the lights in the picture are really shining!

Way Out - metal print

Detail shot of the metal print.

Metal print

We dropped off quite a load of images and I look forward to seeing the display. If you are in Calgary this month, please stop by Motion Gallery and check it out!

Glimpses of Peggy's Cove "Old Barn" Canvas Gallery Wrap Print Shelf Cloud

Koby and Jennifer – Wedding Photography

Koby and Jennifer

Congratulations to Koby & Jennifer!

On July 4th, 2015, Koby and Jennifer had a beautiful wedding in her parent’s yard. The weather for the service was lovely, but it didn’t quite cooperate with our plans for taking photos at a nearby beach. A storm started blowing hard once we got there so we retreated back to the house and had a good time taking photos there.

We managed to sneak the wedding couple away at sunset for some photos in the hilly countryside of the Erskine area of Alberta, then back to the house for some fireworks. A wonderful end for a fantastic day! (more…)