The Hidden Garden – Butchart Gardens, Victoria

A new website is in the works which will basically have everything that is currently offered here and some extras… At this point I’m not sure how long it will take but one day soon you will visit my website to find it has a brand new feel:)

The Shot
I went up to Victoria BC a while back and wandered through Buchart Gardens which is quite a cool place to take some pics if you are ever in the area. On the other hand you could go there without a camera and have just as much fun:)
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Avenues & Alleyways – Victoria, BC

When it comes to photography I love the post processing part just as much as taking the picture, maybe even more. There is something compelling about taking a vision or inspiration and bringing it to life on the computer screen. I like to mix it up a bit bringing somewhat of a “dream world” into some of my photos. Here are a few things you could add to your pictures in Photoshop to really bring them to life. These options may not always work, but in certain cases they sure do make the picture pop. This is just the tip of the iceberg, you can find all the options I use at
1) Selective Color
2) Glow / Diffusion
3) the Orton Effect
4) Selective Sharpening

The Shot
Walking around Victoria BC in the early hours of the morning I found some really cool spots to shoot in Chinatown. This is the famous Fan Tan Alley which leads into some small nooks and crannies that wind through the city.
Avenues & Alleyways - Victoria, BC

Hidden Gardens – Victoria, BC

Every time I walk around Seattle at night there are new places to be found. Tonight I wandered into some small coffee shops and cafes that we’re begging to have their picture taken, but the camera was at home. It’s nice to escape from electronics once in a while and take a break from everything… When you  decide you no longer want that break, check out my post on Gadgets, Gear & Other Good Stuff it features all the stuff I use on a daily basis.

The Shot
Buchart Gardens outside of Victoria British Columbia is a great place to spend an afternoon wandering aimlessly around, there are also a million and one spots to snap off a cool pic.
Hidden Gardens - Victoria, BC