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24 Jul 2017

Vancouver Island Music Fest 2017

Vancouver Island Music Fest 2017 Another successful Vancouver Island Music Fest (VIMF) has come and gone. With its quick passing it seems almost dream-like as in “Did that really happen and it’s over already…again?” Well, it is only a weekend but it did seem to move faster than normal to me. There are a lot of music festivals out there so it’s no small feat for a festival to survive let alone thrive. People only have so much money and […]

25 May 2011

Backlighting Photo Tip – Comox Valley Photographer

There are a lot of things to think about in photography, but one of the big ones is lighting. And to narrow it down a little for today’s post, I want to talk about the technique of backlighting. By putting the subject between your camera and the light, a range of possibilities emerge. The technique of backlighting can be used in the field or studio to great effect. In this photo, using the sunlight as the source, the canoe and […]

12 May 2011

World Portrait Feature Gallery – Comox Valley Photographer

Check out a new collection of world portraits in the feature gallery. If I had to choose one subject matter to shoot, it would be people. And portraits — whether candid or formal — can be light and fun, or intense and revealing. I chose a random collection of images for the slideshow. The portraits are from all over the world — Argentina, Bali, Burkina Faso, Burma, Mexico and Mongolia. To view the images in slideshow format, click here. I hope you […]

27 Apr 2011

Exhibit Opening — The Art Of Work, Mayworks Festival, May 6, 2011

You are invited to the Comox Valley Mayworks Festival opening at my studio and gallery in Tin Town on May 6 at 7 pm. The work of three artists will be featured: Martha Jablonski-Jones, Bonnie Laird and myself. I will be showing a collection of work related images from around the world. The show runs throughout the month May. You can view the calendar here for dates and times. We hope to see you there. Bye for now. Gordon Ross

05 Apr 2011

Balinese Fishermen Return From The Night At Sea

After a night fishing in the Bali Strait, the Balinese fishermen pull their fishing boats ashore and unload their catch. If you sit on a Balinese beach in the morning, you can watch the fishing boats, known as jukung, sail ashore. Upon arrival, families and friends haul the boats out of the water and unload the night’s catch. Although the catch was small on the day I visited, they seemed happy and were eager to show me their boats and their […]

01 Apr 2011

Possible Worksite Violation

Check out these two images taken in Yangon (Rangoon), Burma. Barefoot, wouldn’t you know standing on old, weathered wood. I couldn’t stand to watch them any longer, so I don’t know if they made it down safely. Hopefully they replaced the bulbs with long lasting ones. You can check out more images from Burma here.

29 Mar 2011

Zebras At The Waterhole

In the Serengeti, Tanzania, I had the opportunity to watch a herd of zebras at a waterhole. With predators on land (lions and leopards) and in the water (crocodiles), zebras are a nervous bunch and are constantly on the move. There is safety in numbers so the zebras move together, sometimes as if they were choreographed.  As they darted back and forth from the waterhole, I sat there with a long lens and shot away. During the dry season, you […]

16 Mar 2011

Buy Japanese Prints, Profits To The Red Cross

Earthquakes, tsunamis and nuclear disaster are the news out of Japan these days. As we watch the plight of the Japanese people in quiet desperation, I wanted to highlight the beauty of this inscrutable country by displaying some new images that I took years ago. I will be making a donation to the Japanese Red Cross and if you can help, I will donate all profits from the sale of Japanese prints to the Japanese Red Cross for the next […]

15 Mar 2011

Snow Show

It just keeps falling … Record amounts of snow are accumulating up on Mount Washington this year.  La Niña may be the cause, but whatever it is the mid-mountain snow base at time of writing is 699cm. Whoa. You can view my gallery of images here. If you look carefully at some of the photos, you will see that there are actually cars and houses under all that white stuff. Hope you like the show.

14 Mar 2011

Japan's Tragedy

It is sad to witness, albeit remotely, the pain and loss due to the tragic events in Japan. My heart goes out to the survivors who have to grapple with shattered lives and total uncertainty. I have actually held off blogging for several days because it seemed odd to be talking about relatively trivial matters when such a horrible event was unfolding. As a personal note, a friend of mine, Kai, who lives in Canada, told me that his entire […]