Walking the Cornwall coast, on the path from Porthcurno to Land’s End.
Great Wall of China, tracing a path across the spines of the mountains. Spectacular place to visit.
A stout, strategic beauty of Norman construction, this castle was a pleasure to visit and photograph.
Sometimes the buildings housing the art were as beautiful as the art itself. London, UK.
I will never cease to be awed by cathedrals. That architecture can inspire a state of contemplative worship is truly magnificent.
The Great Wall of China. Amazing place.
Look up, look waaaaaaaaay up…
The magical landscape around the town of Yangshuo in the Guangxi region of China is something to behold.
An early photograph of mine that I find endlessly compelling, all these many years later.
They were buying fighting crickets, in a market in Shanghai.
I have mixed feelings about the massive Three Gorges Dam hydroelectric power station on the Yangtze River near Yichang, China. On the one hand, it is providing renewable, non-coal-burning power to a sizeable population in a country rife with unbelievable air pollution. On the other, it displaced over a million people, drowned historic towns, and greatly impacted the local environment. This is the price of progress.
Cyclists participate in a time trial event at the Huntsman World Seniors’ Games in St. George, Utah. (2013).
A sailboat in the waters off Lighthouse Park in West Vancouver, BC, Canada. A great place for easy hiking and a picnic, if you find yourself nearby.
Visiting a gallery in London, UK. I liked his style.
Fishing boat reflected in the waters of Petty Harbour, Newfoundland, Canada, while my fisherman guide gutted our afternoon’s catch of cod. (I highly recommend staying at Harbour House, if you’re planning to visit. Lovely place, lovely hosts!)
Macro photography of snow crystals that grew in tiny towers.
Photographed with a lens I built myself, which was nicknamed the Monet Lens because of the effect it produced.
Photographed with a lens I built, nicknamed the Painting Lens. I’m still amazed this was in focus, as the dragonfly was still for only a mere second and my handbuilt lenses are quite difficult to focus.
Photographed with my handbuilt Painting Lens, aptly named for this particular effect.
Photographed with my handbuilt Painting Lens, and showcasing it’s magnificent blur capabilities.
Photographed with a lens I built and nicknamed Aperture Contraption, or ApContrap for short. It’s main feature is interchangeable aperture discs - different effects are produced depending on the aperture hole(s). It’s maddeningly frustrating to use, but in a good way, if you know what I mean.
Astrantia, or Masterwort, is a pretty cool looking flower when photographed by a homebuilt macro lens.
Orange rose, homebuilt Painting Lens.
Lotus (or water lily) photographed with my Painting Lens.
A red azalea, photographed with a lens constructed of cardboard, tape, and glass elements, one of which is interchangeable for different effects.
When your handmade lenses begin to fall apart, interesting things happen. The Monet Lens is living up to its namesake here, and kickstarting my journey into the abstract.
Photographed with the Aperture Contraption lens while hiking in North Vancouver, Canada.
A windy lens testing afternoon, managed to catch this budding tree with one of my handmade lenses.
Photographed with the first lens I built, which used the lens elements from my first digital camera, a cardboard ribbon spool, and plenty of patience.
A bee, photographed with the macro lens I built.
Sun through bus window, late autumn.