Great to get a break without any computers, go cross-country skiing instead of thinking of work! Nelson, BC, had fantastic snow and track-set trails, good eats, and a warm cabin. Ice and hard pack snow covered roads presented the only challenges, happy to make it home safe-and-sound. Back to it: Exposure Photography Festival Calgary & […]
Corrosion is Beautiful — Corrosion as Art Check out Apex Corrosion’s new web site – featuring a Corrosion as Art page. Apex specializes in cathodic protection – an important safety element of oil and gas pipelines and ships. Canadian Kenworth doesn’t have any protection – Ghost Truck Phantom 309 corroding away at the infamous Ghost […]
Don’t let the bed springs bite! And if they do, just grab a camera, and shoot some black and blue. Reflected gold helps warm up the bed with a sparkle of sunlight. Just some beautiful old detritus stashed away at the Sandon Ghost Town scrap metal dealership. West Kootenay, BC.
Ghost Truck Phantom 309 corroding away at the Sandon Ghost Town. A truly fitting location to encounter an apparition of the legend of Big Joe and Phantom 309, from Tom Waits “Nighthawks at the Diner” tribute to Red Sovine, written by Tommy Faile. Courtesy of a mysterious scrap metal dealer deep in the foreboding Selkirk […]
Blown ashore during a violent storm, the Brockton II is ship wrecked on McLoughlin Bay, near the private wharf at Bella Coola, BC. A well equipped foreign photographer arrived at the scene too, but he was actually looking for bears! (Tourists?!) Clambering down amongst the rubble, barnacles, mussel shells, and stinking muck, I focused up […]
Travel guides feature a photo of this world famous safe with a backdrop of the Sandon Ghost Town and Selkirk Mountains. Hills riddled with more mine shafts per acre than anywhere else in British Columbia. You’d never know how interestingly beautiful this old, rusted out, gold safe really is, looking at those travel pictures. An […]
Pincushion cactus are native to Canada, growing in Alberta, BC, and Saskatchewan prairies and semi-deserts. Our Xeriscaped front garden diorama features several species of Canadian and Siberian cactus. Yellow and pink pincushion are in full bloom right now – so if you like unusual flowers swing by with your camera to have a look. There […]
Reeds in a Smoky Sunset Clearwater Lake nestled on the Chilcotin Plateau beside the lonesome Freedom Highway on the drive out to Bella Coola. Forest fire smoke turned the sun a vibrant red as it sank over the Coastal mountains. Diptych was two 30 x 48 inch High Gloss Metal prints for an accountant’s board […]
Moose, porpoise, grouse, squirrel, fish – spirit animal apparitions in a crumpled hunk of junk up at Gavin & Shirley MacInroy’s scrap yard, on Old Hedley Road, near Princeton, BC. Gavin’s youthful vocation was in the logging industry. Retirement days are now occupied with unique recreational activities such as cutting flunked school buses in half.
Sandon, in West Kootenay, British Columbia, is a ghost town and home to an eccentric scrap metal hoarder and dealer. His fascinating collection of historical Vancouver trolley buses includes complete pedigrees. Breaking through the gloomy sky, a fleeting spark of sunlight exploded off our gold reflector, igniting the fire dancer masquerading in this metal Mardi […]