About

Ā  Now living in Powell River, B.C. up the coast from Vancouver but originally from Montreal. I don’t travel much but I have a huge ‘back yard’ to play in and explore that includes an ocean, a temperate rainforest and a bunch of coastal mountains.

My equipment is minimalist compared to some: a Canon T2i; 70-200mm f/4L; 50mm f/1.8; Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8. I’m slowly learning the technicalities of time / aperture / ISO. More importantly, in my opinion, is the learning that’s happening about new ways of looking or seeing, composition, light, preplanning, etc. I try not to be too flamboyant with post processing in Lightroom and sometimes GIMP (so I guess I have a realist streak in me) but there is some done as I learn to achieve a balance between what is in front of me and what my concept or vision of the capture is. While I first started out shooting in jpeg format, everything now is done in RAW.

I’m relatively new to photography so welcome to my gallery and I hope what I’ve done gives some measure of pleasure and that you enjoy your visit. Being an amateur, constructive criticism is always appreciated so if you have a ‘oh, that would look nice if he did …’ moment please feel free to comment.

Oh, and the usual blah, blah, blah about proprietary rights, obtaining permission for use, etc, etc, etc.

I can be contacted through mackay1100@shaw.ca

June 01, 2015 and I’m graduating to a Canon 6d

Keep your eye to the viewfinder, exercise your curiousity and have fun, Allan.

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13 thoughts on “About

  1. Wonderful assembly of photographs, Allan. My favourites were the foggy forest and the trees covered with fungi. I’ve been to Comox for a visit, but have not yet seen near enough of the best coast. My son and his wife spent some time on Haida Gwaii and his photos/stories pretty much have me determined to go.

  2. Hi Allan, i didn’t know you were from Montreal too. love this photo, thanks to Caitlin i saw it on Facebook. you have a great eye for photography. cheers Caroline Jobe

  3. I think you have some marvellous photos, and I love your main photo of the swan with it’s wings spread. So powerful and majestic. It’s as if it’s posed for you

    • Colin, Thanks for taking the time and I’m glad that you enjoyed them. Bye the bye, I began cruising through your blog and wanted to say it was enjoyable. You get to see places more intimately and in more detail from a bicycle. Especially enjoyed the rocks at Scillia (?).

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