Thursday, December 29, 2016

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Shelby Del Franko

Aside from being one of the most sought after models in Ottawa, Shelby is a very close friend. On Sunday, the 11th of December, 2016, this dear woman braved cold and damp weather to pose in an abandoned lumber yard in Orleans, Ontario. She could take it. I, on the other hand...

Thursday, November 24, 2016

A Salute to Jack Vettriano

Heather Nelson posed for this picture.

Same picture. My camera broke and I
have a lot of time on my hands.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Heather Elise Nelson

Heather Elise Nelson, modelling jewellery for
Al-Masini Royal Jewelry, 16th October, 2016.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Danger Gal Kate Blaze

If I had to be killed off by some film noir dame, Barbara Stanwyck, Gene Tierney and Marie Windsor come to mind. If the job were to be done by a dame of today, hands down I'd choose Ottawa model Kate Blaze. She just looks so noir in the tradition of Ann Sheridan and Linda Darnell. Here's looking at you, Kate.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Ornella Kondo

Ottawa, Sunday, 25th September, 2016

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Come Alive!

You're in the selfie generation.
A wonderful couple that transcends time.
Rideau Centre, July, 2016.

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Saturday, August 13, 2016

More HDR

More HDR pictures from Whitelake Pioneer Cemetery in Madoc, Ontario 

Saturday, August 6, 2016


When it comes to HDR, I am still on the fence. The idea of getting full resolution from a digital camera is something that I can't really resist. On the other hand, it is like having the New York Philharmonic play in monotone, all instruments playing the same notes together with no counterpoint, resulting in a flat performance. HDR is the art of throwing in the kitchen sink.

But that didn't stop me from taking some HDR shots today. It can be unwieldy, and we have all seen HDR pictures that look to sharp and have that rusty look. I tried to avoid that and forged ahead. HDR can be done, but it has to be understated.

For these pictures, I used my Fujifilm X-Pro1 with a polariser mounted on the Fujinon X 14mm lens. The HDR engine was Nik's HDR Efex Pro 2.

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Fashion Show

 In the style of a 1913 Italian silent film.

Monday, July 4, 2016

Happy 4th of July

U.S. ambassador's residence, Ottawa.
4th July, 2016.

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Jana Hanzel Fashion Shoot

On Sunday, the 26th of June, 2016, I did a shoot with fashion designer Jana Hanzel. Models Paulina Hanzel and Gabriel Nicholson are seen here between sets.