Category: Homestead

That Lens & Getting South

Getting south – it began with a camera lens. While I was required to be in Edmonton for our annual, mid-year teacher conference, I would have three days to myself prior to this conference. I could work on finding a used 28mm Zeiss Biogon… Continue Reading “That Lens & Getting South”

Seeing It, Naming It – There

In Alberta’s northwest my family and I have lived in Fox Lake, Garden River, La Crete and High Level. The roads are long and distances travelled influence our cost of living. It can be cost effective to travel south for supplies if you are… Continue Reading “Seeing It, Naming It – There”

Surface and Stir

Today, my daughter dances refining skills at a dance workshop. My wife has my truck and gathers bottles in a Church-youth bottle-drive. Our week’s sermon explored the intricacy and direct assertion of faith being tied to works – within my week there has been… Continue Reading “Surface and Stir”

Afternoon Drive – Late Winter

I got out for an afternoon drive on a Saturday late in February. I gathered my cameras and set off for a look around within Alberta’s MacKenzie Municipal District. From High Level I traveled south. I would cross the Peace River ice bridge through… Continue Reading “Afternoon Drive – Late Winter”

Looking Up & Forward

The day held a meeting and rather than a team of colleagues going, I would attend the meeting alone. I took camera gear with me. I hoped that the day would yield photographs, that I would find myself within the situation of a photograph.… Continue Reading “Looking Up & Forward”

Land’s Next Use

Timber, pushed down, lies strewn throughout a farmer’s field, a first step in clearing the land. Timber has also fallen across the structure of a homestead house yet has not crushed it. The house and a water-filled dugout suggest that a previous owner, another… Continue Reading “Land’s Next Use”

Reflecting, Road Thought Work

“We never see another person’s experience; all we see is their behaviour (R.D. Lang).” I have had some alone time travelling in the past few weeks and been able to engage in uninterrupted thought work – some intersecting of ideas has occurred. I’ve listened… Continue Reading “Reflecting, Road Thought Work”

Winter Light Work

An early-hours image from February in Edmonton, one of three surviving homestead structures in Edmonton’s Walterdale community from 1900 or so. The light work in the trees, upon the snow and that reflected to the white walls of the house attracts my attention. The… Continue Reading “Winter Light Work”

The Practical – Practically

Dave Brosha offered a photography workshop last spring in Fort Vermilion, Alberta. One day was devoted to portrait photography; another was about landscape photography. The workshop allowed for many practical demonstrations (talked through practically) and for us to review and critique our photographs together… Continue Reading “The Practical – Practically”

Cloud Cord Work

Day’s end, dabbling with high dynamic range edits in Adobe Photoshop CS6, shots from a La Glace golden hour at day’s end from two Sundays back. Very near the Rocky Mountains, the curiosity is the cloud work splaying out, unwinding cords of cloud above… Continue Reading “Cloud Cord Work”

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