I was born in Montreal and spent the first thirteen years of my life in the Eastern Townships. I completed junior and high school in Kingston then went on to Halifax for university. After graduating form St. Mary U in 1970 (phew) I moved to Calgary and got my B.Ed at U of C.
Needless to say these wonderful experiences prompted me to buy my first "real" camera, a Yashika 35 mm SLR. This was long before DSLR'S, cel phones and internet. I soon started to buy bulk film in hundred foot rolls. This allowed me to roll my own 36 frame rolls in reusable canisters. I didn't have a darkroom yet but there were, what I called, retail darkrooms around Calgary. Usually located in a warehouse of some type, these facilities housed four, five or six fully equipped darkrooms which one would rent by the hour. I used these until a fellow teacher put a darkroom in his basement. John and I would spend hours developing the negs and photos. Now it's shoot, edit, store on the Mac and back up on several external hard drives. Any printing I do gets done at one of the big box stores. The quality is first rate, the turn around time is less that 24 hours and the cost is ridiculously low. I know quite a few pro photographers that use the same service.
To this day there aren't many walks or hikes that I take or family events I attend without my camera and thus the reason for creating this website. It's a place where I can store some of my fav photos and also a place where friends and family can go and have a look at photos of a recent family get togethers, birthday celebrations or slide shows of the many world trips I've enjoyed with my wife Jackie.
Most of the images on a page are done in a slide show fashion. There is generally a main photo on the top third of the page. If you scroll down you see and other image. When you hover your mouse over that photo the word "play" will appear in the top LEFT corner of that photo. Click on it to start the slide show.
On certain page like BIRDS OF ALL KINDS there is no slide show. Just click on each individual photo to enlarge it.
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