The weather has been poor to bad lately! So I didn’t get anything today.
I did hear of a rumor today about a dead Orca washing ashore on Chesterman’s beach,but that turned out to be bogus!

So I came across a shot I took when I was first learning about photography. I think I took this around 74 or so?
I shot this on a summer day & those trees are Willows.
I was using some colour Infra-Red film.( Ecktachrome 200 ASA) I had a yellow filter on. Everything that is normally green,will turn magenta!
The electro magnetic radiation we receive from the sun is composed of many wavelengths.
This film has a emulsion that is sensitive to certain wavelengths. (700-900 nm) Infra-red film is composed of several layers all sensitive to the “blue” end of the visible spectrum. Thats why a yellow filter is needed.
The film gives a ghostly feel! That effect actually has a name. It’s called the “Wood Effect”. Named after a pioneer in Infra-Red development. Robert W. Wood (1868-1955) He was a American Physicist that was best known for his work in the Ultra-Violet wavelength.
He’s the one that discovered that “Black Light” effect you see at Raves or dances.

This “Pagoda” is in “Jackson’s Park”. Which is in my home town of Peterborough,Ontario.

Down But Not Out

I’ve always liked this stump and it’s location.
It’s on Indian Island. You can see it from the Grice Bay parking lot. I’ve always thought the a nude would look good up on this stump?
I think the best time to shoot it would be in the Spring. It’s warmer than and the model would appreciate my timing I’m sure!. Plus, I still have that beautiful background of snow covered mountains!
That tree must of been at least 500 years old! I’ve been up close to it and it’s bigger than you think! That cut must of been done after the tree had fallen. It’s way too high up the trunk for anybody to get a chainsaw up there! It still has it’s root ball ,so it must of been by the waters edge and fallen?
This stump has been there for years and will continue to be for decades I suspect!

Tofino Guide Book

This book just came out . It has one of my pictures on the cover. I took that shot on October 3rd/09,near sunset.
I had waited 17 months for all my ducks to line up for this shoot! I only shoot my aerials near sunset for two reasons.
Aerial photography’s biggest problem is that the land flattens out. By shooting near sunset,you get shadows that give the land texture!
The second reason is that it’s in golden light!
I sometimes see a scene and will remember it. When the lighting is perfect I will wait until it’s at it’s ripest moment and take the shot!
I needed there to be no clouds on the eastern and western horizons. The full moon had to be coming up as the sun was setting as well. The clouds were the biggest problem. They always are. They either block the moon rising or snuff the light in the west.

This book was done by John Platenius . I looked it over and think he did a great job with it! It’s got all the info you would ever need for getting around Tofino!