The Pacific Rim ~ iPhone 8+

          Making a choice to visit the beautiful west coast of Vancouver Island without a real camera is out of the ordinary for me. Packing just a cell phone to shoot with feels like I am bound to miss some amazing images. Just last week I upgraded my Cell phone to the iPhone 8+ so I thought I would limit myself and below are some of the images I captured. 

Long Beach  

Long Beach  

Long Beach Panorama

Long Beach Panorama

Driftwood Creation

Driftwood Creation

End of Day Surf

End of Day Surf

My Two Favorite Kids

My Two Favorite Kids

Someones Dream

Someones Dream

Ucluelet  

Ucluelet  

Changing Always

Changing Always

Moving Forward

Moving Forward

No Longer Manned

No Longer Manned

Shooting Street with Kodak Gold 200 ~ Carsland

        I keep coming back to Kodak Gold 200 for a number of reasons. Reason 1 is the price. In Canada I can purchase a 24 exposure 3 pack from Walmart for only $12.99, that’s only $4.33 a roll or 18 cents a frame. Now that’s cheap. Reason number 2 is it’s unique look that tends to favour warm tones even in mid-day light. These shot’s were taken on a Pentax PC35-AFM point and shoot camera, a true thrift store gem.  

Scene from Radiator Springs in Carsland.  

Scene from Radiator Springs in Carsland.  

The Cozy Cone

The Cozy Cone

A Weary Dad

A Weary Dad

Pearl Harbor ~ USS Arizona Memorial

         On December 7th 1941, the unimaginable happened. The Small serene Hawaiian island of Oahu was surprise attacked by the Japanese airforce and navy. This was my first time at Pearl Harbor and it was an incredibly sobering experience.  Thousands of men and women died in this horrific attack, many of whom are still entombed below the surface of the water in ships that very quickly became their graves. Being there gave me a new heightened appreciation for all of the men and women that fight for the freedom that I so often take for granted. May we never forget.

Waikiki Street Life

         Touring the streets of Waikiki leaves a street photographer both overwhelmed and searching for simple scenes.  With the shear amount of people walking around it is very challenging to find compositions. Below are just a few of my favorite street images from our recent trip to HONOLULU. All the images were shot on the Fuji X-Pro2 and the stellar 23mm f2. 

Koko Head Stairs ~ A gruelling Reward

        Just a 10 minute drive from busy Waikiki beach is grueling physical challenge with a spectacular reward. Koko Head stairs was originally a set of rail tracks installed by pre world war 2 military personnel on the island of Oahu. Designed to gain a higher and more clear viewpoint of the coast line and thus help protect them against any possible enemy’s. today this hike is climbed by hundreds of people every day, both the fit and unfit alike challenge all 1000 plus steps to get to the top.  Once at the top you are greeted by one of the best views in Oahu. Below are a few images I shot on my Fuji X-Pro2 and the Rokinon 12mm f2. 

Solitary Surf ~ Fujifilm X-Pro 2

               In the misty coastal waves of Vancouver Island you can sometimes find a lone soul navigating the quickly darkening waves.  It’s almost as if all they need to do is feel the rise and fall of the swells in order to pick the right wave. To me there almost nothing more artistically beautiful than a surfer navigating the wild one breaker at a time.