Author Archives: Neil

Flowers Part Two – Butchart Gardens

In mid-August I had the privilege and the pleasure of taking a photography workshop in Butchart Gardens on Vancouver Island, BC led by a truly talented photographer, Charles Needle (charlesneedlephoto.com). I had originally encountered Charles when he spoke to our … Continue reading

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Flowers Part One

Over the past several months I have spent a fair amount of time photographing flowers. In part, this has simply been because I love flowers, enjoy photographing them, and want to get better at creating images of flowers. A further … Continue reading

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Not A Twitter Tweet

This Spring I had a few occasions to get out photographing birds. When I do get out I generally find it to be quite a relaxing time, as capturing images of birds requires a certain amount of patience. Capturing decent … Continue reading

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Jasper NP, June 2022

My campsite had been booked several weeks in advance. As the date drew closer it became apparent that I was likely going to have a cool, rainy camping trip. As my friend James would say, “any fool can be uncomfortable”. … Continue reading

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Moab

In mid-March, along with a group of fellow camera club members, I travelled to Moab, Utah. People often refer to the whole area surrounding the city as simply “Moab”. In actual fact, two separate National Parks lie within short driving … Continue reading

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Big Sur 2022

This winter I payed my second visit to the Big Sur section of the California Coast, although to be truthful, it was the first time actually getting up to Big Sur. My previous trip, in 2017 (wow, can’t believe it … Continue reading

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Joshua Tree NP 0222

My last trip to Joshua Tree National Park this winter began early morning, just as the sun was starting to light up the sky. Getting up early for the hour and a half drive to get into some of the … Continue reading

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Death Valley 2022

At the end of January I participated in a photography workshop in Death Valley National Park. The workshop, run by the Out of Chicago group and called the Out of Death Valley workshop involved about 100 participants and 16 to … Continue reading

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Pioneertown Revisited

With friends visiting over Christmas, we thought a visit to Pioneertown was in order. I have written about Pioneertown in previous posts as it is just a fun place to go. The town was originally built in the 1940’s by … Continue reading

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Back to JTNP

Just before Christmas I made another trip up to Joshua Tree National Park. As is my normal custom, I arrived nearly an hour before sunrise, giving me time to scout around for a suitable composition. As the sky started to … Continue reading

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