August 31, 2014
My latest installment of 'Discovering Canada' - 'Prairie Giants' - can now be seen in the current issue of Outdoor Photography Canada magazine (issue #30). Pick up the latest issue of the magazine at your favorite book store or newsstand or, better yet, subscribe to Canada's finest outdoor magazine.
I am working on a piece about the grain elevators of Saskatchewan and this one image of a lone sentinel caught my eye as a good candidate to experiment with black & white. The dreary, cloudy late afternoon light of a late winter's day robbed the scene of any shadow and color but, combined with a bold composition, provided a simplicity that could not have been achieved otherwise. This image of an abandoned elevator and solitary tree was captured in Horizon, Saskatchewan.
The latest issue (August - September 2013) of Country Magazine features my story 'Sentinels of the Canadian Prairie'. Here I chat about some of the old buildings I encountered as I traveled across the Canadian Prairies. Also included are some of my favorite photographs. Of course, I have many, many favorites! Click on the link above to read more.....
December 1, 2012
The old gas pumps in Baljennie, Saskatchewan were photographed circa 1981. Baljennie is the town my wife's paternal family settled in when John Rayner immigrated from England in 1903 and founded 'Bolton Farm'. The farm remains in the Rayner family today.
November 30, 2012
A field of daisies, hawkweed and an unknown yellow flower in Northern Ontario created a wonderful mosaic of colour.