The Wild West Coast on southern Vancouver Island changes terrain from the beach to beach. I like to imagine that this landscape was formed by glacial deposits unique to this beach as the glacier reached the Strait of Juan de Fuca. The morning sunrise brings out the cyan on the rocks with a dreamy tide pooling around the pebbles in a long exposure. “Shaping Stones” - Vancouver Island Available in various print sizes on paper or canvas, framed or unframed.
Not only did my father introduce me to photography, in his Irish Gaelic traditions, he taught me the value of a good story. I love sharing the stories behind my images. They provide context and bring the viewer along on the adventure of getting the shot. Images bring us together in witnessing, understanding and respecting other cultures or the beauty of mother earth. We grow in compassion for all of humanity and see that we are not all that different from one another. I strive to grow as both a photographer and a storyteller. I am in my happy place when behind the camera where everything else disappears and it's just me and the scene through my lens. I love it when someone is drawn into the scene and sees it as I did or sees a completely different perspective! I set a high standard for the quality of my images. This starts with the complexities of my Canon 5D SR camera, my collection of lenses, my professional Epson printers and the fine art archival papers I print on. It always makes me a bit sad when one of my images sells; like losing a dear friend loaded with amazing memories! It makes me very happy to see my prints going to good homes and hear how they brighten a room and cause many pauses to their time while staring into the imagery weaving their own story into it.
The Sooke River is a local treasure for swimming, cliff jumping and numerous trails. The winter rains bring that lazy river to life as it forces its way through narrow gorges. I love the effect of a long exposure on moving water, bringing the roaring river energy down to a silky cloud of water lit by the late afternoon sun. “Stone Spirits Gather at the River Bend” - Vancouver Island Framed under glass, no mat, 39.5 x 27 inches Available in various print sizes on paper or canvas, framed or unframed.
Jordan River sunsets never fail to pull the wonder of earth, water, and sky together. The tidal pools are constantly changed by winter storms and here the pool holds the calm, warm clouds as a major swell pounds the other side of the tide bank. “The Clouds Came to Play at the Beach” - Vancouver Island Framed under glass, no mat, 29.5 x 41.5 inches Available in various print sizes on paper or canvas, framed or unframed.
You don’t have to travel the world to find beautiful treasures! Right here in our back yard are jewels to behold. Winter sunsets are rich in colours, particularly as the sun drops between the sheets of cloud and horizon! I like how the last stretch of the Olympic Mountains almost sever, appearing to be an island at the entrance of the Juan de Fuca Strait. “Under Cover” - Vancouver Island Framed under glass with mat, 23.5 x 33.5 inches Available in various print sizes on paper or canvas, framed or unframed.
I welcome clients who have products, family heirloom treasures, art pieces, or food products which they want professionally photographed. I am meticulous in shooting the fine details of your products using my Canon 5D SR camera and a number of Canon lenses to capture pin-sharp, accurate lighting and in-depth images. I am able to shoot […]
Hiking the Inka Trail to Machu Pichu was profound in stepping down a 14,000-foot mountain pass on stone steps cut by the ancient Inka masters. In looking back up the stairs, I was sure a portal opened to take me back to an earlier time! “Flight of the Inkas” - Peru Framed under glass with mat, 26 x 20 inches Available in various print sizes on paper or canvas, framed or unframed.
Varanasi is the oldest city in the world and mecca to millions of Indians. My timing was to arrive during the annual Women’s Pilgrimage, many who walked hundreds of miles. At sunrise on a boat rental, I met this beautiful group of women who all immediately gave me their curious attention and sent me off with blowing kisses. It was a moment of souls connecting in the international language of sisterhood. “Loving Souls” - India Framed under glass with mat, 23 x 28.5 inches Available in various print sizes on paper or canvas, framed or unframed.
Munnar in southern India is a vibrant tea hill area. A good cup o tea starts right here in this valley! Deep valleys lined with tight tea bushes for miles and to our delight as the mist is playing in the early morning light, the sound of Hindu chanting music wafts up to complete the scene! “Mist in the Tea Hills” - India Canvas stretched, 20 x 30 inches Available in various print sizes on paper or canvas, framed or unframed.
California is a landscape full of surprises and geological wonders. On the backside of Yosemite National Park lies an ancient lake rich in high salt and alkaline water. These minerals in Mono Lake give curious rise to tufa towers and grow an inch per year above the waterline. They stand like sentinels guarding the foothills of the Cascadia mountains at first light. “Mona’s Mysteries” - California Canvas stretched, 24 x 36 inches Available in various print sizes on paper or canvas, framed or unframed.
Another Jordan River sunset in the tidal pools. This was a magical moment of truly experiencing the movement of earth away from the sun, with the incoming tide filling the troughs of the sand waves and the light blazing its final glory for the day. It is in these moments that you stop and be a part of the movement of the cosmos! “Planetary Movement” - Vancouver Island Available in various print sizes on paper or canvas, framed or unframed.
This red marble alcove offers a peaceful sanctuary from the thousands of pilgrims visiting the Taj Mahal. Sharing this warm space with this gentle Sadhu was a beautiful moment that graced my experience photographing this world-renown monument. “In the Columns” - India Canvas stretched, 36 x 36 inches Available in various print sizes on paper or canvas, framed or unframed