arrows, first steps

arrows, first steps

Some of you have listened to me rattle on for some time now on this subject. After a long period of hurry up and wait things are falling into place for me. I’ve moved into my new place in Vancouver. I have all my tools at hand and I have space to work now. Over...
Vancouver!

Vancouver!

I just finished the drive from Los Angeles up to Vancouver, BC. Arrived and settled in round Yaletown. Nice place with a little balcony off the main room. There’s a good view over the city. Always love to see cities at night. Central vancouver has always had a...
Manzanar National Historic Site

Manzanar National Historic Site

It was really hot in Los Angeles the other day- pushing into the upper 90s. I thought this would be a good excuse to get out of town and make my way up into the mountains. Those of you who know me understand it doesn’t take much really. I’d been meaning to...
Back in the UK

Back in the UK

I was back in the UK recently. Some photos from various parts. This first one is from the British Museum. A wonderful exhibit on Vikings included people in period dress. Very high quality costumes! This next is from down in Dartmouth. A man struggles to draw his small...
Hollywood Sign

Hollywood Sign

I got out today to make my way up to the ridge behind where I’m staying these days. It rained last night so the air is nice and clear. Bit of a chilled breeze blowing across but a very nice day out. After a short walk up through the neighborhood there’s a...
Griffith Observatory

Griffith Observatory

I made it up to Griffith Observatory this evening. First time in years. I’d found an older photograph I’d taken years ago with my old Nikon D80 several days ago. I wanted to recreate it with my newer D600. Much nicer camera with greater capability for...
the Biltmore House

the Biltmore House

Recently I spent some time in Asheville, NC with my family. Nearby there’s a beautiful private estate that’s open to the public for visiting. Built in the late 1800s, it’s a unique beauty here in the States. They have gardens, vineyards, livestock,...
Thames Barrier, London

Thames Barrier, London

I keep a running list of things to go and see in London. Back last year I found myself with no real plans on a Saturday. I decided to go and see the Thames Barrier. Built to control flooding of central London, it’s a beautiful piece of engineering with...
white wolf

white wolf

This is in the Western North Carlolina Nature Center not far from my Mother and Father’s house. Beautiful white wolf there resting peacefully. It’s worth checking out if you happen to be in Asheville. Here’s a link to their site:...
kyudo in socal

kyudo in socal

Having the chance to return to the place where I first learned to shoot the yumi (japanese longbow) is a such a great thing. A beautiful spot early in the morning. Nice cool air with birds flying about and the occasional squirrel wandering by to see if you can offer...