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The Three Amigos And Steve

The Three Amigos And Steve

As the vehicle rumbles across the first of three teeth-rattling Texas gates a small herd of white-tailed deer scatter, bounding effortlessly along the ridge line. A quick stop to survey the land is immediately greeted by a hundred black-tailed prairie dogs playing a massive game […]

Bison bison bison

Bison bison bison

Imagine yourself in Saskatchewan’s beautiful Prince Albert National Park in the middle of winter. The cold crisp air nipping at nose and cheeks. The winter sun low on the horizon, barely peeking above the treeline and providing little radiant heat. The recent snowfall hides the […]

It’s Not A Purse Its A Satchel

It’s Not A Purse Its A Satchel

As you join the grocery store checkout queue, patiently waiting for the pensioner to surrender his geriatric cat food coupon, a headline amidst the trashy tabloid rag rack catches your eye: “Ten Items in Every Purse”. The probability that all purses share ten identical items is considerably slim, however I would argue that what is found in a purse can tell you plenty about its owner. Werther’s Original or TicTacs are clear indicators that the purse’s owner is at least seventy years of age. Wet Wipes or band aids, there’s no question there are children nearby. Similarly, there’s a lot that can be learned about a photographer by what they keep in their bag – and even the bag itself. Consider this a brief glimpse into the bowels of one photographer’s camera bag and a bit of reasoning behind the choice to carry specific pieces.
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Let Me Tell You About My Boat

Let Me Tell You About My Boat

A few years ago, there was a campaign lead by Tourism Australia, promoting “the best job in the world,” something about being a glamorized janitor on an island in the Great Barrier Reef. I would argue they were completely wrong about it being the best […]

Athabasca Glacier

Athabasca Glacier

A few years ago I overheard a second hand story involving an Inuit whose logic is irrefutable. The story is that of an elder’s argument pertaining to climate change and the impact of scientific exploration. If two equal volumes of ice are placed in water, […]

The Badlands

The Badlands

If you know of Dr Alan Grant, you should visit Drumheller, Alberta at least once in your life. In Michael Crichton’s Jurassic Park, the fictional badass paleontologist is first introduced digging in the Montana badlands. For those dino-die-hards living in Canada, Montana might be rather inaccessible. However, there is an alternative. Drumheller, Alberta is the dinosaur capital of Canada and a giant playground for anyone who enjoys exploring prehistoric landscapes. The Montana and Drumheller badlands are incredibly similar and offer scenery like no other on earth. (more…)

Spring

Spring

We’ve been enjoying spring for a few weeks now and in the lower mainland this is reaffirmed by cherry blossoms filling the boulevards as well as dominating every form of social media. However, they’re now so commonplace that even thise with the tightest jeans among […]

Up Close And Behind The Camera

Up Close And Behind The Camera

Over at the ol’ fish bowl the current promotion to entice visitors through the doors is called ‘Up Close’, it’s a chance to see and experience what goes on behind the scenes. One part of this promotion included the rebranding of graphics throughout the many […]

Bowron Lake Provincial Park

Bowron Lake Provincial Park

Bowron Lake Provincial Park is  one of those hidden gems in our province that the majority of yoga-pant-wearing tribal-band-tattooed weekend warriors have yet to discover. Somehow  it still draws thousands of people every year from all across the world. The park is east of Quesnel, is closest to the small town of Wells, and is roughly 500km from Vancouver. The main attraction is the 116km long canoe circuit that’s comprised of 13 lakes. It typically is completed in 6 to 10 days. The roughly 150,000 hectares are filled with spectacular scenery and majestic wildlife. I would strongly suggest anyone who enjoys paddling visits once in their lifetime. (more…)

West Coastin’

West Coastin’

Here you will find more Volkswagens than in Germany, more dreadlocks than Jamaica, more unshaven body parts than France. Where are you? Believe it or not this is Canada’s West Coast. It’s a place where cooking all three meals off a tailgate is part of […]