Snowing heavily all day today.  Despite me buying spring flowers.

Jerk weather.


1/50sec, f / 5.0, ISO 100.

068: by the sea

COMPLETELY forgot to take a picture today.  Just about to go to bed, and I remembered.  Here’s a quickie of a seashell laying on my bed in the dark, with a flashlight hiding under the covers.


20 sec, f / 14, ISO 400.


lightpainting for the first time.  I accidentally made a flower!


30 sec, f / 10, ISO 400.

066: hearts 2

I meant to do something more creative than this today, but I also meant to do a lot of things today that I didn’t do.


1/250sec, f / 13, ISO 400.

065: more of my cat

I feel bad with how often I take photos of my cat.  But then I think that other people have spouses and children to take photos of, and I don’t.  So here’s two cute ones of my cat this morning.  He was trying to attack my lens.


1/8sec, f / 3.5, ISO 400.


1/8sec, f / 3.5, ISO 400.

062: The Night

My house had a showing this evening (it is for sale), so I had to be scarce for a bit while my landlord showed it to an entire family, with kids and everything, and I came home to something on my wall which was knocked down, but I digress…

Anyhow, I took myself, my camera, and my tripod out for a walk to see if I could come up with anything interesting.  Well known fact: Smithers turns into a ghost town after 6PM, and even my attempts at highway photography proved fruitless.  It’s hard to take streaky car photos when there’s only one every minute or two.

I can’t decide between two photos that I took, so I will share both of them.  The first one was taken behind my house in the alleyway, where the only light is the neighbour’s light to his shed.  The second was taken up the street, and see what I mean about deserted?


5 sec, f / 6.3, ISO 400.


2 sec, f / 5.6, ISO 400.

And one more from my phone, because it’s adorable.  Look!  It’s my two favourite things.

A cat and his camera.

photo (2)


060: a painting

Took a one day art class on mixed media on Saturday, and this is one of the paintings I made.


1/80sec, f / 7.1, ISO 400.
(Watercolour paper. Watercolour, acrylic, and oil pastel. K. Doyon 2013)


my winter wreath, finally retired from my door, and awaiting the next bonfire.


1/250sec, f / 10, ISO 400.

058: Smithers Sawmill

Went for a walk this morning with SIX dogs (six!) and passed the hill above the sawmill.  It’s not a great photo.  Actually, none of them have been great lately.  Taking a photo a day is easy.  Taking the best photo I can take each day, well, that’s pretty hard.


Photoshop CS5.

055: Eradicate the Enemy

My newest wall adornment: a tea towel I bought at the Emilie Autumn concert last week.  A tea towel.  How cool is that?  I cropped it so it’s just the content, as my deep red wall doesn’t take very good photos.


1/60sec, f / 5.6, ISO 800.

054 – kinda late, oops

Not a great photo, and it’s late besides. Yesterday was kinda hectic, and not worth the trouble to dig my camera out of my carry-on.  I took a sunset photo, too, but there was too much lens flare, and I didn’t like it.


1/60sec, f / 5.6, ISO 800.

053: little photographer

My last day in Vancouver before I head back home, and I tried to convince my little brother to have a bit of a photo shoot with me.  Mom unearthed some old Fujica cameras that my grandpa gave her, and I was trying to teach my brother about how cameras didn’t used to have screens where you could see the pictures right away, and that you had to send your ‘film’ away before you could see your pictures.

He thought I was crazy, and that it was a stupid idea.


1/8sec, f / 4.0, ISO 400.
He kept posing like this until I told him it looked like he had boobies.

Swapped to my prime lens here, and increased my ISO.  He can’t stand still.  There were a lot of really (I mean, REALLY) blurry photos.


1/100sec, f / 2.8, ISO 800.


1/80sec, f / 2.5, ISO 800.


1/100sec, f / 2.8, ISO 800.
“What the heck does this do?”


1/80sec, f / 2.5, ISO 800.
It took a ton of conniving and asking and pleading to get him to repeatedly pose like this until I got a shot I wanted. Damn kid, quit wiggling!


1/125sec, f / 2.8, ISO 800.
The last photo I took, I let him be as silly as he wanted to. He chose this. I thought he looked like a zombie, so I edited it accordingly. All his little freckles make him look a bit diseased. I like it.

052: When the sun shines, it pours

I made a two hour voyage by transit today in Vancouver just to go visit the sea for 30 minutes.  Worth it.


Canon Rebel XS. 1/400sec, f / 16, ISO 400.
(English Bay)


Canon Rebel XS. 1/640sec, f / 16, ISO 400.
(graffiti on Davie St)


Canon Rebel XS. 1/400sec, f / 18, ISO 400.
(Canada Place, with the mountains peeking from behind)


Canon Rebel XS. 1/10sec, f / 3.5, ISO 400.

050: Mom’s cat, part three

I can’t believe I’ve been doing this for fifty whole days.  I don’t do anything for fifty days in a row.  Not even work.

Mom’s ‘other other’ cat.  Java, who I refuse to call anything but Kitler, because he likes to attack my face when I sleep.  He’s also really hard to take photos of.  My camera wouldn’t even focus, and I ended up having to take the picture manually.


Canon Rebel XS. 1/15sec, f / 1.8, ISO 1600.

049: Mom’s cat, part two

Mom has more than one cat.  In fact, she has three.

Here’s her other cat (and tomorrow will be her ‘other-other’ cat).

Meet Marley.  His face is crooked because of an awful car accident last year.  He’s pretty lucky to be alive.

Mom loves him to pieces.


Canon Rebel XS. 1/60sec, f / 2.2, ISO 800.

048: Schrödinger’s Cat

I put my mom’s cat, Mango into a box.

She stayed in the box.

She was a “cat in the box”.

So I took photos of her.

With her tongue out.


Canon Rebel XS. 1/60sec, f / 2.2, ISO 800.

047: that sibling face

Took a quick pic of my brother eating cake early this morning, as I’ve spent the entire day downtown wandering around in the rain, and then at an Emilie Autumn concert (of which I have some bad cell pics, but I didn’t want to risk taking my dSLR…)


Canon Rebel XS. 1/40sec, f / 5.0, ISO 1600.

(yes, I’m genetically capable of gingers)

046: An Average Evening

This photo was totally a fluke.  I was frustrated at having not taken a photo, even though it was 8pm at night already, so I sneakily flung my camera over my shoulder and snapped a pic in my mom’s direction.

That’ll do, pig.  That’ll do.

(In case you’re wondering, mom and I were watching Muppets in Space, and my little brother is on the laptop playing Minecraft)


Canon Rebel XS. 1/25sec, f / 3.5, ISO 1600.



Canon Rebel XS. 1/20sec, f / 5.0, ISO 400.
Chocolate Cake with Peanut Butter Buttercream Frosting, topped with mini Reese’s cups

044: pew pew pew


Canon Rebel XS. 1/160sec, f / 10, ISO 400.

Went shooting today out in Mission with my best friend, his wife, and his folks.  The weather was awesome!  The above picture is only four of the seven guns we shot today.  There was a .303 enfield, .4570, 12 gauge mosberg, SKS, savage .22, 1022 takedown, and a .22 winchester.

and a bonus picture!  Me and my baby (savage .22)


Canon Rebel XS. 1/400sec, f / 13, ISO 400.