Tag: Trees

Early Morning Tree

Likely the last film post for a while. I am still shooting film, but travel is keeping me away from my darkroom. This is the base of a tree in the early morning light in Niagara-On-the-Lake.

Rolleiflex 3.5E3 TLR (Xenotar lens)
Rollei SuperPan 200 film

Dead trees at Fish Creek

There are a lot of fallen trees at Fish Creek Provincial Park in Calgary, making an interesting contrast with those still living.

Nikon F4, 28mm/f2.8 Nikkor lens with red filter
Rollei SuperPan 200 film


I don’t normally post more than one post a day, but this is not a normal day. Yesterday we went to Stanley Park in Vancouver, and walked through a forest of huge cedars. Everywhere we saw fallen trees, giants that had come crashing down, or stumps of trees that had to be cut down  for one reason or another. In this sense, the forest was a cemetery.

And yet wherever a giant tree had fallen, new trees, new life was flourishing; amidst the chaos of decay, hope for the future, proof that life endures. So not a cemetery, but proof that life, and hope, cannot be held back.



A Reaction

Sometimes an image surprises me. Last Saturday afternoon before a concert I had a little while after the rehearsal to wander around with my Hasselblad. I didn’t finish the roll until earlier today (a couple of attempts at self-portraits: the less said the better). I don’t even remember taking this image but the darkness of the forest in this image really struck me; is the shard of sunlight coming through enough to overcome it? It’s funny when an image hits close to home.


Hasselblad 500 C/M, 80mm/2.8 Planar lens
Rollei RPX 400 film stand developed in Rodinal


I am thrilled to announce I have been included in the latest issue of Jim Austin‘s online Photography eZine Shizen, released today.

Jim is also an extremely accomplished photographer in his own right, as well as being a positive and supportive presence in the photography community online.

This issue’s theme is trees, and I am honoured to have my work featured along with some truly great photographers!


Download the issue here for free (but feel free to give Jim a donation 🙂 )