Canadian Forces Station Carp, AKA the 'Diefenbunker', is a 4 story, 100,000 square foot underground nuclear fallout bunker located in Carp, Ontario - a short 30km west of Canada's Parliament Hill in downtown Ottawa. Built during the height of the cold war era between 1959-1961, its purpose was to house and safeguard approximately 535 government … Continue reading Carp’s Diefenbunker – The Coldwar Frozen In Time
As part of the Canada 150 Celebrations this year, Jacques-Cartier Park in Gatineau is featuring the MosaiCanada event where-in plants have seemingly sprung from the ground to take on human, and sometimes bizarre non-human, form - like something from the imagination of Alan Moore or J.R.R Tolkien. These 40 massive plant sculptures along a 1km … Continue reading Gatineau’s (Enchanted) Jacques-Cartier Park
When the discussion of wide-angle comes up, I've often heard it said "I don't need a wide-angle lens because I don't shoot landscape". Or "Wide -angle lenses have too much distortion for my taste." I can relate. Landscape photography isn't really my genre either. Get up 3 hours before sunrise and traipse through the woods … Continue reading Wide Thing, You Make My Heart Sing
I have four 'adopted children'. I love them each dearly, and equally - but as any parent of siblings can tell you they each, of course, have their own distinct personality. The first is 'the serious one'. He graduated with honours, and top-of-his-class some time ago. He's well established in his professional career now, and … Continue reading The Fun One (Sony RX100)
Daido Moriyama is one of Japan's (and The World's!) most renowned photographers. His unique vision, often expressed though high-contrast black and white images, is love at first sight for many. For others... it's more of an 'acquired taste'. Post a Diado Moriyama image (under a pseudo-name) in a given Flickr voting group and chances are … Continue reading WWDD – What Would Daido Do?
THE SIREN'S CALL The Sony A7 with Zeiss 55mm is a temptress - a Siren calling out "one camera... one lens... one... one... The one..." It's not the first to do so. Many have called-out in the past. The Minolta Hi-Matic and 40mm f1.7. The Panasonic GF-1 and 20mm f1.7. The D700 and 50mm f1.4. … Continue reading A “Must Have” Lens – The Zeiss 55mm f1.8
This feature, my interview with Luca Rossini, originally appeared in the Flickr 'Photo Genre Monthly' group in August of this year. Luca's story is so interesting, and the photos so beautiful, that I couldn't help but re-publish it here! For those who may have already seen this, the photos alone worth a second view. For … Continue reading Luca Rossini Interview (Sony NEX-6)