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Professional software engineer and amateur photographer living in Atlantic Canada.

Graves Island Beach Grass

I’ve had little time and energy to shoot photos lately. I was hoping our weekend camping would provide some opportunities but the weather was very uninspiring, cloudy and opressively hot and humid. However while out for a swim, the clouds did get a little dramatic and I like this tree on the coast of the island. All I had was my iPhone and it really went to town on this image....

July 13, 2024

Diffused Light at Peggy's Cove

An alarming number of my favorite photos come from Peggy’s Cove, frankly I need to find some new locations. However it’s a family favorite for us and on this particular morning there was some nice diffused light from nearby fog. The first composition here is one of my all-time favorites and one I’ve never spotted before. Something about the lines in the image seems to work.

May 29, 2024

Aurora at Burnt Coat Head

We missed the absolutely epic solar storm the night before, something I’ll regret for a good long while. However the following night forecast still looked pretty good, so we packed up and went out roaming around for a break in the clouds. Burnt Coat Head was where we ended up and I was able to capture this with a long exposure. Not much was visible to the eye. It got even better later that night but we were long gone unfortunately....

May 11, 2024

Surfers in Mavillette Fog

Found some neat conditions at Nova Scotia’s Mavilette Beach on the cusp of very thick fog, but not fully engulfed. Made for some interesting photos. Fuji’s Classic Neg works nicely on the fog images I think.

March 16, 2024

My Road to Apple Silicon and Asahi Linux

I recently realized it’s past time to replace my second hand Core i5 ThinkPad T470s, processor can’t seem to handle modern PackageKit, battery is toast, display and sound are just depressing. After a successful multi-decade career as a software engineer, I reasoned it’s probably ok to get some decent hardware for myself for the first time in my life. I am very drawn to the current MacBooks, Apple silicon looks and sounds amazing....

December 21, 2023

Sunset Waves at Peggy's Cove

Got word the waves were good and spent a couple hours hiking along the coast at sunset. We probably missed the largest ones throughout the day, but as a tradeoff we got some great sunset light and a little cloud rolling in to help add some interest in the sky.

November 19, 2023

Fall Hike at Blue Mountain Wilderness Area

November 12, 2023