Josh and Jolene – Wedding Photography

Josh and Jolene

Congratulations to Josh and Jolene!

Over the last couple years I have gotten to know Jolene at work and have enjoyed her gentle, quiet and God-centred spirit. This same spirit was on full display for her wedding day, and a beautiful day it was.

It was also a very hot day (for central Alberta), and we were thankful for the cool shade under the trees at Camp Little Red, a Christian camp Jolene has been involved with for many years, and a path in the woods near her parents’ home. We pray for all the best for Josh & Jolene as they start this life together. Thanks for asking us to photograph your special day.

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Well hello there, Macro

Macro

Yesterday I received my new Sigma 105mm Macro lens. I haven’t used a macro for a couple years, and I have sorely missed it. Having a good macro lens opens up a whole new kind of photography, one that I really enjoy. You can see common objects around you in a new way, revealing hidden beauty otherwise missed.

This is my second Sigma lens, and I have really enjoyed them. The construction quality is great, and the optics rivals, or beats the Nikon equivalent often for lots of $$$ less. See these test images from the-digital-picture.com.

This is going to be lots of fun.

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In a calendar

One of my photographs from New Brunswick has once again been selected for publication in the Saltscape’s 2015 calendar! Flipping through the rest of the calendar I realize what an honour it is to be selected. There are many great photographs from around Atlantic Canada, a wonderful part of this great country.

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Saltscapes is a magazine celebrating Atlantic Canada, it’s people, it’s culture, it’s food, and the fantastic landscape. Like the last time I was included in their calendar, they have selected a photo from the Tantramar Marsh area in Sackville, New Brunswick. This particular photo is one of the old hay barns from the marshes along the Bay of Fundy near Wood Point. I don’t know if this barn is still there or not, it was almost ready to fall down when I took this photo a five years ago, and it is unprotected from the strong winds coming off of the Bay.

This image is part of a photographic project I undertook to document the old barns of the Tantramar Marsh area before they were all gone. One hundred years ago there were over 400 of these barns dotting the flat landscape. When I was a kid there were about 70, and now there are probably less than a dozen left.  See more of my photography of the Tantramar Marsh

 

 

Daines Rodeo

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The Daines Ranch Rodeo is a great event for the family. I really enjoy this rodeo because you can get really close to the action and stick your camera lens through the fence (if you dare). The family atmosphere is wonderful, and they don’t have one of those annoying rodeo clowns with the same ancient jokes.

One would assume that rodeo events are best left to the young. However, you often can’t tell while watching, but sometimes when I am reviewing the photos I realize that some of the riders are not as young as you would expect them to be for such a punishing sport.

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Bull riding

 

Shelf Clouds

Sometimes when the smart people are heading inside for shelter, I go out. But the rewards can sometimes be worth it.

 

A Storm Ahead

Where I live in town I don’t have a great view of coming storms, but one night my father-in-law called to tell me that I should grab my camera because a fantastic shelf cloud is coming. Once I got out of town and past the trees, this is the sight that greeted me.

Shelf Cloud

 
Shelf Cloud

2013 Saltscapes Calendar

Recently, I had the privilege of having one of my images selected for inclusion in the 2013 Saltscapes Calendar!

Saltscape, an Atlantic Canadian magazine, contacted me a few months back about using an image of a sunrise over the Tantramar Marsh and it’s covered bridge during heavy fog.

Salscapes 2013 Calendar

Saltscapes 2013 Calendar

From Saltscape’s website:

The 2013 Saltscapes calendar features:

  • Beautiful 9″x12″ off-the-beaten-path images from around Atlantic Canada
  • Delectable recipes and helpful cooking tips from Saltscapes‘ founding food editor Marie Nightingale
  • Gardening tips from Saltscapes‘ gardening guru, Jodi DeLong
  • Unique facts about the natural world by biologist Bob Bancroft
  • Interesting facts about the weather, people and history of Atlantic Canada
  • Holidays and observances, plus selected festivals and events from around Atlantic Canada
  • Birthdays of some famous folks who have a connection to Atlantic Canada
  • Moon phases in the Atlantic Time Zone
  • Basic fishing seasons

I’m very pleased to be included in such a beautiful calendar featuring images from my home region of Canada!

Thank you Saltcapes!

PS. You can order a copy of the calendar here