Archive for September, 2010

Real Estate Photography

September 19, 2010

I have once again photographed another home for Heath and Ball Ltd.   This property is beautiful. My favourite part is the very large yard with concord grape vines, kiwi trees, and apples trees. Don’t forget all the veggie gardens as well as the biggest blackberries I have ever seen.

Front view

Concord grapes

Living Room

Living Room

Front Entrance

Front Entrance

Bedroom

Master Bedroom

Master bedroom En suite

Master bedroom En suite

Dining Area

Dining Area

Sitting Room

Sitting Room

Easter Seals Drop Zone

September 16, 2010

I’ve heard about the Easter Seals drop zone that takes place in Victoria for a number of years . The idea is to raise money to send kids with physical disabilities to camp. The people raising money get to rappel off the CIBC building in downtown Victoria, which is a whopping 13 stories or roughly 130 feet high.  The place I work at sponsors the event and I was lucky enough to be asked to photograph this event as well as rappel off the building. When I first got to the top I was a bit weary and hands were getting all sweaty looking over the edge, but by the end of the day my fears had been conquered.

Big thanks go to everyone who raised money for this great cause, as well as the organizers, the rappelling leaders: Matt and Al, and their team, who kept everyone safe as they rappelled down the CIBC building.

As well, thanks to Terry at Loupe Imaging for setting up the templates and printing all the photos.

People were encouraged to dress up in costume. Some of the costumes included: Wonder Woman, Gene Simmons and Marty the Marmot (Salmon Kings mascot), to name a few.  The first two photos are of me.

Me rappelling off 13 stories of the CIBC building

Me rappelling off 13 stories of the CIBC building

Drop Zone

Drop Zone

Drop Zone

Drop Zone

Drop Zone

Drop Zone

Drop Zone

Drop Zone

Drop Zone

Drop Zone

Drop Zone

Drop Zone

Drop Zone

Drop Zone

Easters Seals Drop Zone

Easters Seals Drop Zone

Easters Seals Drop Zone

Easters Seals Drop Zone

Easters Seals Drop Zone

Easters Seals Drop Zone

Easters Seals Drop Zone

Easters Seals Drop Zone

Easters Seals Drop Zone

Easters Seals Drop Zone

Easters Seals Drop Zone

Easters Seals Drop Zone

Easters Seals Drop Zone

Easters Seals Drop Zone

Easters Seals Drop Zone

Easters Seals Drop Zone

Easters Seals Drop Zone

Easters Seals Drop Zone

Easters Seals Drop Zone

Easters Seals Drop Zone

Easters Seals Drop Zone

Easters Seals Drop Zone

Easters Seals Drop Zone

Easters Seals Drop Zone

Easters Seals Drop Zone

Easters Seals Drop Zone

Easters Seals Drop Zone

Easters Seals Drop Zone

Easters Seals Drop Zone

Easters Seals Drop Zone

Easters Seals Drop Zone

Easters Seals Drop Zone

Easters Seals Drop Zone

Easters Seals Drop Zone

Easters Seals Drop Zone

Panoramic Photos

September 8, 2010

This summer, I have been playing around with panoramic images which involve taking anywhere from 3-7 images, although I’m sure you could take more, depending on your scene. I have taken them from downtown Toronto to the middle of nowhere down logging roads in British Columbia.  Prints available for all images.

Taken at the top of the Malahat in B.C.

Centre of the universe

Dundas Square in downtown Toronto.

Dundas square

Toronto skyline.

Cn tower skyline

Found this dam down a logging road close to Sooke, B.C.  This dam used to provide Victoria with 35% of its power, and may still today.

Dam

One of our beautiful clear cuts in B.C.  I hope you picked up on the sarcasm.

Jordan River clearcut

This was farther down the logging road near Sooke.  It is a much newer clearcut.

Clear Cut

This was taken at San Joseph Bay at the northern tip of Vancouver Island. It is so beautiful up there.

San Joseph Bay

Victoria Inner Harbour

Victoria Inner Harbour