Photographing The Butchart Gardens in the Spring

Similar to what I wrote in my previous post, Photographing Vancouver in the Spring, I had photographed The Butchart Gardens in the summer previously but was my first time visiting during the spring. On my previous visit, we arrived when it opened and spent all day there shooting photos until the late evening hours since they …

Garden Calendar Cover Photo

My Butchart Gardens photo of the Sunken Garden is on the front of the Gardens 2012 Calendar. There are about a million of these out there so maybe you might have seen one or maybe not, but it’s always fun to see your own photography published in print. This is actually my 2nd photo from …

Beacon Hill Park

This photo is for the waitress at Gatsby Mansion Inn & Restaurant. On our first night in Victoria, it was raining quite hard so we pretty much had the entire restaurant to ourselves. They have great food by the way! Anyway, so we had this very friendly waitress serving us and had a nice long …

B.C. Parliament Building at Night

My parents took the above photo in 1986 without the luxury of a tripod so this is another scene that I have waited 23 years to photograph. They did manage a sharp photo however by balancing their Nikon 35mm SLR on the wall but the sky was black by that point. This picture is dedicated …

Miniature World

Located within the famed Empress Hotel, Miniature World is by far my favorite attraction in Victoria. I remember enjoying this place as a kid – Gulliver’s Travels and the Dwarf’s Diamond Mine are the two exhibits that have long stood out in my mind so you could probably imagine how excited I was to be …