Archive for August, 2011


Monday, August 22nd, 2011

My old BVI flatmates and good friends Mo & Kerry have recently found themselves working in Jasper which just so happens to be close (in Canadian terms) to Edmonton.  I managed to borrow dad’s car for the day to drive the ~300km trip out to spend the evening with them and take in the sights of Alberta’s other big national park.

Some good ol' fashioned Canadian scenery.

Mo & Kerry were my tour guides for the afternoon and we did a bit of hiking while wandering around some falls.  I don’t remember the name I’m afraid, but it was suitably impressive for someone living in London who doesn’t get to see such things on a day to day basis.

A final waterfall shot.  What can I say, we don't have many of these in London.

After our little hike it was off to Jasper for dinner and then to Hinton for a quick walk around the beaver boardwalks.  These are a series of very cool elevated boardwalks that meander through a marshy area directly around a beaver damed pond.  We sat and watched 3 or 4 different beavers swimming around collecting food and just doing their beavery things the way only beavers can. ( I’m trying to increase traffic to my site by collecting search results for the word beaver, you may have noticed)

Some of the boardwalk that goes in and around the beaver dam.

There was a pretty amazing sky on the way back to Mo & Kerry’s place so I took quite a few images like this next one all through the car window.  Gotta love nature in Canada!

The sky and some trees.

More images of lovely Jasper in the gallery.

Family Portraits

Saturday, August 13th, 2011

Danni and I made the trip back to Canada to visit my Dad and his family for a few weeks.  Dad has been fighting cancer for a couple of years now and it’s gotten to a state now where he’s too unwell to travel, so he wouldn’t be able to make it to our wedding.  This was just a chance for him and the rest of his family to meet my fiancée before she becomes my wife.

For some reason I had quite a bit of room in my luggage so I decided to take some lighting gear and get a few family portraits done as we don’t have anything like that on my dad’s side.  This first shot if almost the whole family, less the eldest of my dad’s youngest sons Evan who was away for work unfortunately and my brothers girlfriend Holly.

The whole family: Dad, Danni, myself, Ian, Colin and Lee-Ann

Left to right: my Dad, Danni, Myself, Ian, Colin and Lee-ann.

If you’re interested in seeing a few more shots (clearly you’re family), you can find them in the gallery here.