Photo Exhibition - Vance Creek Hotel


If you wander though the Vance Creek Hotel & Conference Centre at Silver Star Mountain Resort you will find about seventy of my photos on display. The photos are in the lobby, on any of the two floors at Vance Creek Hotel or three floors at the Chilcoot Lodge. Images in this collection are captured at either Silver Star Mountain or in the Okanagan Valley and are shown on 16" x 24" Photo Boards.

A huge thanks goes out to everyone at the Vance Creek Hotel & Conference (and Keith) for helping me out narrowing down the selection for the exhibit. And loads of thanks goes to Emil. I would never have been able to hang the photos without his help and thanks to Emil this ended up being a fun task.  



Prints from this collection are available via my Smugmug site. Click the photo below and you will be on your way. 

Buy Regular Prints, ThinWraps or Metal Prints. Available in either 16" x 24" or 20" x 30" sizes.

Please note the prints offered via my site varies from the print style used in the exhibit. Check the videos via the links to see information about ThinWraps and Metal Prints.


Ski Season off to a good Start

The ski season if off to a good start. Conditions are getting better and better for each time we go, now counting three days at Silver Star. Okay... I will admit I don't ski from the first to last lift but I'd like to get at least a couple of hours in when I go. I have started using a new app called "Trace". (Thanks Sattu). The app does not lie. Although you may feel like a world cup downhill champion this app will give show you exactly how many runs you did, how much vertical you skied and how much times you did nothing but sit in the lift or stand in line. Fun stuff if you like to track yourself. Here are a few shots from Sunday at Silver Star with Di and Emil. 

Amanda Morazain - Vernon Jazz Club

Amanda Morazain quickly won us over on Saturday night with her charming and heartfelt performance at the Vernon Jazz club. Her smooth voice delivered traditional jazz tunes but she also ventured into a nice variety of latin, blues and a couple of Christmas classics. A positive surprise for me was an Alicia Keys tune and best of night was a beautiful rendition of Bonnie Raitt's "I can't make you love me". For this song Neville Bowman did a great job on the piano and you could have heard a pin drop. Awesome. 

Amanda was backed up but a great band with Neville Bowman on piano, Bernie Addington on acoustic bass, Scott Gamble on drums and Craig Thomson on tenor sax. 

Check out a few more photos posted on my Smugmug page: Amanda Morazain

The Faces of Denmark and France

My nephew, Nikolai, sent me a Facebook message before we left for our Denmark/Paris trip in April. He wanted to make sure I brought some decent camera gear as his social media sites needed new profile photos. I assured him that I would bring a camera which would be up to the task and promised him that we would get him a new portrait. 

Nikolai's need for a new portrait quickly blossomed into an idea. Why not take a photos of everyone we spent time with on our trip through Denmark and France? My other blog posts from this trip has mostly been about either tourist type shots or street photography. However, the trip was more about the friends and family we spent time with by far. The "portrait sessions" became a fun ritual whenever we met friends for dinner or attended family gatherings. Everyone played along and I have seen several profile photo updates since we got back. 

As with project of this type my biggest fear is and was - Who did / would I forget? I already know that I missed a few. While I had an excellent time with Palle and Bodil I completely forgot about this project. Great handball match though! I caught up with Tomas in Copenhagen. He even bought me lunch and yet I had the nerve to forget his portrait. Sorry buddy. I also missed shots of Clara B. and Chloe in Paris. We won't forget it next time we are in Paris. I apologize in advance if I forgot anyone else. My photos were dug out of several folders so I may has missed one or two. I fully expect to be disowned if I missed or misplaced your portrait here.   

I have created a 24" x 32" poster of the photo seen above and I cannot wait to hang it on my wall so that I can see all the wonderful faces every day. 

Tech Talk...

The portraits were captured at available light. For a some of the photos I used a white reflector. I used both my cameras for the photos. A Fujifilm X-Pro1, almost always with the XF 35 1.4R and a few with the XF 23 1.4R. The other camera being a Canon 5D Mark III with an EF 85 1.2L II. Most of the portraits are picked from just two or three frames.