RCMP Musical Ride and the signature Sunset Ceremony

June 25th, 2015, was a pleasant night out among friends at the RCMP Musical Ride signature Sunset Ceremony held at the Musical Ride Centre in Ottawa.  The Musical Ride is performed by a full troop of thirty-two riders and horses, plus the member in charge. The Musical Ride consists of the execution of a variety […]

Lest we forget

This morning I walked up to the National War Memorial with my camera in tow to be among the 35,000 young and old to honour and remember the Canadians who lost their lives fighting on behalf of their country in wars and military missions.  With the layers of crowds I was unable to view the […]

A night out at Glowfair

My attending a SPAO (School of Photographic Arts Ottawa) workshop in Havana, Cuba, led by David Barbour in April 2015 has been a great opportunity to later meet up among the Ottawa participants for the occasional group outing.  For our first get together five of us met over pizza at the Colonnade before heading over […]

Convocation fun at University of Ottawa

My, how university convocations have changed since my graduation from University of Victoria, back in ’85.  I do recall mine being a bit too formal, and of course, smartphones weren’t around back then to spice things up a little.  So I was pleasantly entertained during a recent convocation at the University of Ottawa for the […]

Immersed in photojournalism and documentary photography

This winter I signed up for a 10 session course (January – March 2015) on Photojournalism and Documentary Photography run by the School of Photographic Arts Ottawa (SPAO) and led by award-winning photographer David Barbour.  I wished to better my skills in these genres and found that David Barbour’s sessions provided practical insights, ongoing history […]

Winterlude photo assignment

Each February, Canada’s Capital celebrates its yearly Winterlude, three weeks of outdoor winter fun and excitement.  This is a big tourist draw for Ottawa, with lots going on among the three official venues.  My attendance this year had a slight twist, I had one hour to capture the moment on a Saturday afternoon from the […]

The fearless cliff divers of Acapulco, Mexico

Notwithstanding that security concerns have been been keeping tourists away in droves, the cliff divers (La Quebrada (Spanish for “gulch” or “ravine”) still attract the crowds. I guess I must have been among one of the lucky ones stopping by Acapulco in a cruise ship in 2014, just five had made port calls that year […]

Those darn tree climbing goats!

My three week vacation to Morocco in the summer of 2006 failed to disappoint.  There was a day to remember, driving along the road about a half hour drive from Essaouira when we stumbled upon the craziest sight ever, goats in the trees!  I must have spent about a good half hour photographing those darn […]

A day’s passage through the Panama Canal

Departing Miami on November 17th, 2014, on-board the Norwegian Star for a 13 day Panama Canal cruise was a vacation we had been anxiously awaiting for over a year and was finally getting underway. In good company with my mother, great friends and their family, the three day journey south on the Atlantic Ocean and […]