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Sunrise up High

September 22, 2020 - I grew up with a love for music, and that love grew into a passion as I entered adulthood and picked up my first guitar.
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Cold, Dark and Scary

September 15, 2020 - The popular saying in the Rockies, is that “If you don’t like the weather, then wait 10 minutes.” It’s not uncommon for...
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Scouting

July 08, 2020 - I have been called a lot of names in my life, and "late for dinner" is most certainly among them, so when my eyes shot o...
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Looking Back on 2019

December 24, 2019 - If you've been a reader of this blog over the last few years, you may have noticed something different in 2019, that is...
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Where in the World is Llisa Bastard- Roving Exhibition

February 15, 2019 - Three years ago I began a project called "Where in the World is Llisa Bastard" in which a small print would be hidden so...
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2018 Favourites

December 28, 2018 - Ah yes, the annual photo round up, a time of year when photographers, despite how rarely they might post on their blogs,...
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Minnestimma Lakes

September 08, 2018 - The alarm clock rang and my arm stretched out from under the covers to find it, I fumbled around in the dark and instinc...
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Assiniboine Pt I

September 05, 2018 - I hadn’t made it out of view of the parking lot before I began to question my decision to carry a pack nearly half my bo...
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Assiniboine Pt II

September 05, 2018 - I woke with a start, my head nodded rhythmically with my heart beat as I sleepily came to terms with my surroundings. A...
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Assiniboine Pt III

September 05, 2018 - The final sunrise alarm rang, I had been lying in bed waiting for it and my feet hit the floor in an instant. My new pol...
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Solitude At Its Finest

July 14, 2018 - Canada Day long weekend, in theory, one of very few times a year that we can camp comfortably. It seems every other long...
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The Big Island Part II

July 13, 2018 - The ocean lured me closer with every crashing wave, and with pants rolled up I waded through warm tide pools, illuminate...
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The Big Island Part I

May 08, 2018 - I have never been to a tropical location before. Every vacation I have ever taken has been safely in the Northern Hemisp...
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Ha Ling

July 08, 2017 - The clock read 10:43 pm as I set my alarm to ring at midnight, a mere hour and seventeen minutes to fall asleep and wake...
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A Dirty Mind

April 18, 2017 - The landscape of my psyche could probably be best compared to a dive bar bathroom. Unapologetically messy, a little bit...
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The Distortion 10 Year Party

February 14, 2017 - The team at Calgary's haven for live music, Distortion (affectionately known throughout it's four locations simply as "T...
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Sleeklens Review -

February 08, 2017 - I'll be the first to admit, I suck at editing photos. I'm impatient, slow to learn new techniques and generally an old...
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Another Trip Around the Sun

January 31, 2017 - I recently spent the weekend nestled in a cabin in the mountains between Banff and Lake Louise to celebrate another trip...
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2016 Favourite Moments

December 31, 2016 - My first photography outing of 2016 was on the coldest day of the winter, I’d left the house without a clue where to go...
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Chester Lake

October 26, 2016 - Tossing and turning until well after midnight, I can't say I was all that surprised that I slept through my 2 am alarm c...
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Mice

October 20, 2016 - Vermin. I couldn't have been any older than 16 years old by the time I decided that I would instate a lifelong objectio...
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Not so Fearless

October 04, 2016 - One of the ways I like to scout out locations for sunrise photos is Google maps, and I've had a pin set on Rawson Lake f...
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Lake Windermere

September 21, 2016 - It didn't take long for rumour to spread Moments after our arrival we heard the sordid details from some friends in the...
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An Evening Hike

August 10, 2016 - Mr. Bastard claims it was misinformation and flat out lying on my part. I merely mentioned it was approximately 3.5km t...
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Return to Red Rock

August 06, 2016 - Ever since my visit last January, I've had a sneaking suspicion in the back of my mind that Red Rock Coulee, tucked away...
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Leftover Crack

August 03, 2016 - XRay Cat, Crystal Mess, Copsickle, The Motherfuckers, Days N Daze and Leftover Crack June 29 & 30 - Dickens Pub - Calga...
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Canola Sunrise

July 20, 2016 - I can't even count the number of times I've seen the movie Twister. You know the one, that mid 90's gem starring Helen H...
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Fairy Tale Creatures

June 21, 2016 - Most of my youth was spent in a little hamlet nestled among towering evergreen trees. Summer time was spent finding as m...
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Crayons

May 24, 2016 - Out of the entire box of 64 Crayola Crayons (with built in sharpener) Emerald Green was my all time favourite crayon. It...
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Retro Prom

May 10, 2016 - Saturday night marked another installment of the annual Hang the DJ Retro Prom at Dickens Pub. A night of merriment, 80'...
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Sleepy Sunday

May 03, 2016 - Eventually there comes a point when there’s only so much a person can ignore, that point came for me one afternoon when...
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Learning

March 19, 2016 - I believe a life that's too easy is probably also a life that's not very fun nor entertaining. I f you've been a reader...
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Live Music

March 14, 2016 - I've been asked to shed a bit of light on my process for shooting live bands in those dingy, terribly lit bars I love so...
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Landscape Photography - Car Sleepin

March 09, 2016 - There are countless articles floating around on how to become a better landscape photographer. They range from compositi...
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boats! Boats! BOATS!

February 27, 2016 - If there had been anyone near by last night, they would have heard a strange stream of consciousness emanating from the...
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Portraits

February 24, 2016 - When I think of portrait photography, I tend to think about the airy light photos found on pinterest. Happy couples anno...
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31

January 26, 2016 - I had a very short wish list for my 31st birthday. I wanted a hair cut, three tanks of gas and cooperative skies. My...
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Too Many Options

January 12, 2016 - The clock read 3:30 am when my brain decided it was time to wake up Saturday morning, a mere 3 hours after going to slee...
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Flash Photography

December 30, 2015 - I have been thinking back on some of my favourite images I have made this year, and I noticed a startling, though not ov...
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Time Spent

December 30, 2015 - I've been trying to get a very particular shot for about 8 months now, and my latest attempt this week resulted in yet a...
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Ungulates

December 13, 2015 - I had been puttering around in the dark for some time Friday night, snapping a few test photos and digging around in the...
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Rust in Pieces

December 08, 2015 - It was determined recently that it would be in the best interest of my sanity, safety and bank account to issue the Do N...
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Be Good to One Another

November 18, 2015 - A bit of a rant, if you'll be so kind as to indulge me I'm very fortunate to be part of multiple artist communities, in...
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Stability Sticks

October 26, 2015 - It's funny how something as simple as a set of hiking poles can open up so many possibilities, but with my new little st...
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Lower Kananaskis Lake

September 22, 2015 - I had planned to be about 4 km into the woods by the time I opened my eyes Wednesday morning but the pink glow in the sk...
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Bring a Towel

September 04, 2015 - I uploaded a new photo to my Iceland gallery this week. Well, not exactly new, it's over a year old now, but new for the...
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Chance

July 03, 2015 - The ringing of my two alarm clocks went unnoticed for over half an hour, but at 2:41 am, the sound of thunder and rain s...
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Time

June 30, 2015 - I have been trying to get out while the weather is warm and knock as many items off my "To Shoot" list as I can this yea...
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Prairies and Parades

June 17, 2015 - Last weekend Mr. Bastard was out of town on a fishing trip so I packed up the truck, loaded in Creepy-dog and headed Eas...
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May Long - Day Three

June 02, 2015 - Day Three of the May Long weekend included a rather sore Mr. Bastard, who had been practicing his Mad Max style jumps fr...
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May Long - Day Two

May 25, 2015 - Sleep. Glorious sleep.... is what I would have had if Creepy dog hasn't recently learned that when I wake up, she gets...
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May Long - Day One

May 20, 2015 - It rained. It rained a lot. It wouldn't be May Long weekend without a bit of weather.... Friday evening was spent tak...
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Press Gang CD Release

May 11, 2015 - Gig photography can be immensely fun and rewarding, combining both live music and photography in to a single riotous eve...
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and lately

May 03, 2015 - I haven't posted in a while, I've been quite busy with life. Summer has arrived early and the mountains have been callin...
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Gear Review: Youngnuo 622N TX (Nikon)

April 04, 2015 - I'd picked up a set of YN622N radio transceivers about two years ago and tried to use them with a master speedlight (SB...
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I'm Back in the Game!

March 01, 2015 - It's been close to two months since I was able to stand up while holding a camera viewfinder to my face without tipping...
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Exposure Festival 2015

February 25, 2015 - Last Friday marked the opening of my Exposure Festival exhibition at Verns in Calgary, my first time in a solo show. It'...
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Dawn on 30

February 11, 2015 - I recently celebrated my 30th birthday a few weeks back and months before Mr. Bastard had booked a weekend stay in a cab...
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Vertigo

January 19, 2015 - I have mysteriously come down with a case of vertigo this past week. Attempts to to bring a camera to my face have so fa...
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Print Draw

January 14, 2015 - Oops, I forgot to mention here, I'll be giving away a 12x18 print to one lucky winner over on my facebook page for my bi...
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New Year

January 14, 2015 - New Year's Eve came and went leaving me feeling like I'd run a marathon while playing Jeopardy. Physically, mentally dra...
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The Highs and Lows of 2014

December 23, 2014 - Ok, I have a blog therefore I'm obligated to do a year in review post, is that how it works? 2014 was a strange one, ph...
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The Weekend That Wasn't

December 14, 2014 - I had grand plans this weekend. Plans of adventure, of location scouting, photos of sunsets, sunrises and everything in...
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I am the Walrus or ... Tripod Induced Yoga

December 08, 2014 - A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of hanging out at Two Jack Lake in Banff NP for a sunrise. When I arrived I had the p...
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Textures

December 01, 2014 - During the whirlwind trip in Iceland, we adhered to a tight schedule. We studied a map with our drinks every evening, ca...
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Patience

November 04, 2014 - I don't think I would describe myself as a patient person. I get annoyed in slow traffic. I try to finish people's sente...
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3 AM

November 01, 2014 - Just below the arctic circle where the sun stays up all night, I too was in the midst of a sleepless night. The brand ne...
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Not A Shipwreck

October 30, 2014 - With nearly 5000 km of coastline in Iceland, how hard could it possibly be to find a shipwreck? According to the googles...
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The Beach That Stole My Heart

October 28, 2014 - Iceland. I made it to Iceland. We made it to the Vik area early, and spent the afternoon exploring the Dyrholaey penin...
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Authority Zero

June 05, 2014 - I'll be perfectly honest with you, until the last time the Calgary Beer Core brought in Authority Zero to play a show la...
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Lucky Ones

May 28, 2014 - There's something to be said about being known for having a camera attached to may face (Doctor says it's benign, don't...
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Two Jack Lake

May 20, 2014 - As the days get longer and longer, I remember why it's so much easier to get sunrise photos during the winter. I opened...
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Editing

May 06, 2014 - Between some exceptionally busy days at work and photo editing, I have been spending a lot of time in front of the compu...
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New Addition to the Family

April 23, 2014 - After having a bit of a scare with a moose last fall, the thought of having to go out into the woods alone for photograp...
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CD Release Party

April 06, 2014 - The Stetson doesn't host nearly as many shows as they used to, so it's always a treat to see bands there again. In it's...
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Who me? Clumsy?

March 24, 2014 - From the number of times I mention falling in creeks and lakes, it should come as no surprise to hear that I consider my...
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Sleep

March 18, 2014 - Sleep is something my life has been lacking lately, I would probably be more upset about that if it wasn't self inflicte...
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More Bass

March 05, 2014 - It's been cold and if you have been a reader of this blog (even just a tiny little bit) it's probably already been estab...
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I'm Back!

February 23, 2014 - It has been a whirlwind couple of weeks, but it's all finished now and I have marked my return to photography with a sun...
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Rubber Duck Gains a Voice

February 04, 2014 - My little yellow companion wasn’t always such a bitter little mouth piece. In fact, when I first employed the use of the...
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Failure at Abraham Lake

January 13, 2014 - Another failure post, I know, but this time it's not my fault. I swear. I went to Abraham Lake to do some landscape pho...
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NYE

January 06, 2014 - Well, New Year's Eve came and went. I celebrated by dragging my best friend to a 10 band bill at the Stetson for the Cal...
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Advenutreday!

December 28, 2013 - As I was leaving the bedroom after a mere 4 hours of sleep yesterday morning, Mikey's voice came from the darkness with...
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Punk vs Metal

December 16, 2013 - I was fortunate to catch a few of Calgary Beer Core's Punk vs. Metal shows over the last few months, both as a performer...
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Confession

December 09, 2013 - I have to confess something, I'm scared of bears. I've spent most of my life living in areas where it's not out of the q...
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Bow Lake

December 02, 2013 - After going on a shopping spree to pick up some new winter gear, I needed to test it out! Had I known less than a week l...
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Murder!

November 30, 2013 - When working on my Rubber Ducky series, I expect to sacrifice a few of the little dudes in the process, it's part of the...
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World through warming filter #85 tinted glasses

November 27, 2013 - There are two types of items that I absolutely can not keep track of no matter how hard I try, they are sunglasses and l...
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Improper Ventilation

November 06, 2013 - My photo "Improper Ventilation" has been the most expensive photo I've produced to date. I like to say that with an air...
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Failure at Vermillion Lakes

October 29, 2013 - Photographers will stop at nothing to get the shot they want. They attempt to defy logic, gravity, personal humiliation,...
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The Press Gang

October 27, 2013 - I have just finished going through the photos I did recently for bringers of the heavy, staples of the Calgary punk scen...
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Failure At Frank Lake

October 27, 2013 - One of the things I notice when following other photographers, is they typically don't talk about their failures, they'r...
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Halloween 2013

October 27, 2013 - Playing bass in The Rigormorticians means that Halloween is the busiest time of the year for us and this year was no exc...
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I Win at the Wilderness

October 16, 2013 - Let preface my exceedingly long story and tell you about the dream I had the night before wherein I was at the location...
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