Monday, April 22, 2013

Beached Ship at Niagara Falls

Rusted out and beached on the rocks, this boat lies just up
 river from the drop at Niagara Falls.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

One's Way

Sometimes one's path becomes clearer with time.


I am sure that at some point in the past this store's name
must have seemed like a great idea.

Stair Landscape Stare

Downtown Edmonton.

Monday, November 08, 2010


Trees fascinate me. I often think about how their canopy and root structures are so very similar in form with one living in the ground and the other in the sky and only a thin trunk to hold them together. They are life that is half buried and half reaching to the heavens. There is a much to be seen in their duplicity of forms.

Monday, June 14, 2010


This is a beautiful area just outside of Lindental, Switzerland. Not only is the area gorgeous, but it is also an amazing place for bouldering.
These are some of the local flora that grows around Tombstone Mountain.

Tombstone Mountain

This a view of the Tombstone valley can be found on the Dempster Highway in the Yukon. It is said that one must never venture behind Tombstone mountain, for the soil is radioactive beyond fatal levels.

This rare and beautiful area of Canada's Arctic is under proposal for mining development, but with your help through the writing of a letter to the Yukon Government we can raise enough attention to stop this proposal before it is too late.

Please rally your support for this cherished environment. Use the link below to write a short letter that will be sent via CPAWS (Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society) in protest of the mining that would forever destroy this area.

Canadian National Railway

This old CNR train is on display at the Alberta Railway Museum, in Alberta, Canada. Engine 9000 is their prime specimen. It is a lovely balance between power and design.

Saturday, May 08, 2010


It was a cold January day that held back the smog and opened this view to my eyes. This shot is taken from the top of the Arc de Triomphe.

Monday, February 08, 2010

Aphrodisias' Bathhouse

The old back and white tiles still adorn the floor of the this once beautiful bath house in the city of Aphrodisias, Turkey.

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Aphrodisias' Roman Stadium

In the Ancient Roman city of Aphrodisias is a beautifully preserved Roman Stadium. The capacity of this stadium is said to be 130,000 people. It is a beautiful sight to behold, for as you walk, sit, and stand among the still well-formed rows of seating you get a strong sense of what it must have been like to be entertained in such a setting.

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Angkor Wat, Cambodia

This is the rear entrance to the famed Angkor Wat temple in Cambodia. It is a magnificent creation. As one approaches, the shear size of the temple confounds the senses. It is fascinating what religion can bring people to raise.

Banteay Srei, Cambodia

This is a section of wall inside the Banteay Srei (Temple of Women) in Cambodia. This site is much older than Angkor Wat or Ta Phrom and is one of the first Angkorian Temples. The quality of the work is astounding given that it is carved of sandstone and is over a thousand years old. I marveled at it for a good long while before taking this shot.

Cambodia - Ta Phrom

This bike was left outside the back entrance to the Temple area of Ta Phrom in Cambodia. The city area of Siem Reap which houses the temples of Angkor Wat and Ta Phrom once held a population of nearly a million people, and now all that remains are the thousand year old ruins left to remind us of how nature can undo anything humankind can build.

Seoul, South Korea

This was taken while on a weekend walk with my good friend Nathan through downtown Seoul. This street used to be a concrete jungle with with a double-decker roadway as its primary eye sore. It was through a stroke of genius in city planning that it was transformed into the beautiful inner city parkway featured above. It opened a congested city street and breathed life back into the core area of downtown Seoul.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Victim of Urban Warfare

Sadly, this victim of urban warfare was the casualty of poisoning that occurs annually as city dwellers fend off these so called pests from their 'relentless onslaught' on their homes. Far too often we forget that we share this land with all the other living beings on this planet, and we focus not on respecting life in all forms, but rather we turn our heads to our meager and flippant possession of the land. In doing so many people presuppose their right to their possession of land, and yet no one has any more of an essential right to its ownership than does a squirrel.
On cold Canadian winter days frost can turn itself into a forest mimicking and perhaps mocking the real one that stands frozen just outside and behind the ice on the window.
This shot was taken on a beautiful January day at the very northern tip of the Isle of Skye, Scotland. Behind the camera is no road only Ocean, and we stand looking back South towards the approach.
This is a view of Ducal Stewart Monument found in Edinburgh, Scotland on top of Calton hill that overlooks the city's and its castle.
This is a shot of the Arlington shortly after fire raged through its walls. Erected in 1909, it stood as Edmonton's first and oldest apartment complex for 95 years. Sadly, it was so badly damaged by the fire in 2005 that it had to be torn down, and it no longer stand as the beautiful edifice that it once was.
Taken in Edmonton, on a cold Fall day, was this shot of a dried plant locked forever in its attempted to flower.
The bridges from Halifax to Dartmouth are so scared by rust that they must be constantly repainted, however, only the rusting sections are repainted so as to save the cost of, each year, repainting the whole bridge. This results in an almost camouflage like effect caused by the mingling of the differing hues of green paint.
These bridge workers were steadily repairing the damage of time that rust effects on one of the bridges connecting Halifax to Dartmouth.
Taken near the shores of the Halifax Habor was this shot of a man who seemed to be from another time.
This is a shot taken from inside the Citadel that once protected Halifax from all outside threats.
The famous Peggy's Cove is now in need of repairs. It has lost its splendor and no longer has the glory that it once did. I hope that funds can be raised to maintain this wonderful landmark.
Two lovers siting quietly beside one another and staring off into the long gaze of the North Atlantic Ocean.
This is a shot of a gun lock that once held in its grasp a huge canon that defended the Halifax harbor from invasions.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

I wonder if we will ever properly be able to gauge the impact that we, as humans, have had on our planet. This was taken in Halifax of the harbor looking onto Dartmouth.

Halifax Grain Storage

This is a shot of the grain towers that still stand next to the sea in Halifax. They are now empty symbols that remind us of times more prosperous.

Monday, January 21, 2008


Three Koreans jumping on a windy beach on the southern east coast of Ireland, need I say more?

Sunday, December 02, 2007

The Great Wall of China

This was taken at the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall. It is a really beautiful place, and it offers views that other areas do not. It is a place not to miss.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

I came upon this ship while driving through the Highlands in Scotland. I was driving along one of the many lochs and as the end of it neared I spotted this beautiful old boat slumped over in the water. The water that day had a slight ripple to it and nothing this photograph can convey justly serves the quality of the sight. I sat and looked at this ship for a long while before continuing on.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

This is a photograph of a painting that sits behind the king's throne, found in the inner most building of the Palace of Gyeongbokgung (the Royal Palace of Korea). I took this shot and only later came to wonder how many faces this painting has seen, and what a history it would tell if only it could speak. A mighty good tale it would be, I'm sure.

Sunday, September 02, 2007

Angkor Wat

I had the pleasure of visiting Angkor Wat last year. It is a beautiful and amazing place, and one that just recently received even more acclaim. New research has revealed that most of the Angkor complexes were in fact linked into a city that held a population of around 1 million people. All this was accomplished 1000 years ago, and while the rest of the worlds cities struggled with populations in the thousands there were millions living here, but the real mystery is what happened to them. A simple truth that we should not let from our own modern minds.

Monday, May 07, 2007


Venice is a magical place. It truly does seem that with every corner turned you encounter a new and amazing sight. This photo was taken in the Sam Marco district of Venice.

Friday, May 04, 2007

Palais de Versailles

In a rare moment of luck when visiting the Palais de Versailles I was able to view maintenance being done to the fountains. It was a treat to see the ancient plumbing that runs the world famous fountains.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Notre Dame, Paris

The beautiful and remarkable Notre Dame Cathedral is an amazing edifice. It rises out of its surrounding like few buildings can. I was truly impressed by its power.

Sections of a City, Paris

While the Moulin Rouge is a less dignified landmark than most in Paris it attracts no less attention. It is set in a very interesting, and devious section of the city.

This is the newest addition to the Louvre. The pyramid was added in 1989, and it is marked by some as a beautiful juxtaposition of old and new. However, not all share this same enlightened view of the structure. I will leave it up to you to take a view of your own.

Monday, April 09, 2007

The Catacombs in Paris

I thought this shot was a particularly interesting shot as it clearly shows the lines that are formed in the skull when the skull's bone plates fuse together. I have always had a bit of a morbid fascination with the pattern of the lines created by the fusion.

This shows the true lighting of the situation. It is very dark and these shots are taken at 800 ISO, at about 1/6th of second hand held, so you can only imagine how dark it truly is.

This was taken in the catacombs of Paris. When visiting the catacombs one is astounded by the shear number of bones and how many of them have had to be moved several times to there present day resting place. It is a must see when in Paris.

Saturday, March 24, 2007


The day was lovely and the clouds were begging to be immortalized, so I obliged them.

Friday, March 23, 2007

Inside the Arc de Triomphe you will find that you must walk a narrow yet beautiful old spiral stair case in order to reach the top. This shot was handheld at 1/6th of a second.

This shot of the Arc de Triomphe was taken at night, so that the busy traffic that surrounds the Arc everyday could be captured, so as to show the true nature of the scene one finds themselves in when visiting this popular monument.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

The Skies of Korea

This shot was taken during the summer of 2006, while on route to Jeju-do. The island of Jeju-do is a beautiful place. However, that day it was the clouds on route that stole the show.