Sunset Water Abstracts | Vancouver, BC

Pink sunset light mixes with dusky blue sky, reflected by softly rippling water where False Creek meets English Bay on a calm, quiet summer evening in Vancouver. I captured plenty of general postcard-sunset-scenes, with mountains in the distance or a silhouetted tree to compliment the colours, but I have been particularly pleased with these abstractedContinue reading “Sunset Water Abstracts | Vancouver, BC”

Summer Prairie Skies

The sky is bigger on the prairie, and the sunsets some of the most gorgeous I have ever seen; constantly shifting weather, swirling clouds, and a golden hour that lasts forever… As I spend more time travelling across Saskatchewan and Manitoba my library of spectacularly surreal sunsets will continue to grow – find them allContinue reading “Summer Prairie Skies”

Sunset on the Manitoba Prairie

It was a long journey, to arrive in this beautiful, pastoral scene. This image is from last summer, shot from the window of our car as my husband and I sped along country highways to a cozy cottage in the Manitoba forest. Having spent over 10 years living a nearly idyllic life on the coastContinue reading “Sunset on the Manitoba Prairie”

A surprise proposal photoshoot, laughter & late summer sun

It is always an honor to witness and document the special moments that people will forever treasure, and when I was approached to provide clandestine photography of a surprise engagement at a beautiful coastal location, I could not resist the opportunity.  Arrangements were made, secret updates and texts sent, and as the sun settled withContinue reading “A surprise proposal photoshoot, laughter & late summer sun”

Santa Cruz, surfing Steamer Lane at sunset

In the stillness between waves, dedicated surfers wait in the rise and fall of a winter swell.  This image was captured shortly after a spectacular sunset had painted the pastel skies off of the coast of Santa Cruz, California. These quiet moments are as much a part of surf culture as catching the biggest orContinue reading “Santa Cruz, surfing Steamer Lane at sunset”

sunset, cocoa beach

Some sunsets are irresistible, with dramatic clouds flung in otherworldly colors across the horizon. This evening in Cocoa Beach, Florida was a vivid reminder that some of the most beautiful moments can be found as the light of day fades away…

New horizons

Around the time one calendar year changes to the next, it is easy to become absorbed in reflecting on the recent past. In this case, 2011 flew by with alarming speed, and it is hard to believe that 2012 has already arrived. Rather than dwell on what has been, however, I am very excited byContinue reading “New horizons”

sunday morning meditation : with the wind…

with the wind (2), originally uploaded by A.p.K. We are anchored to a past whose weight holds us back, but I am hopeful as long as we strive toward the horizon. With the determination of a steady wind, and with our hearts harnessing the light, we may yet break free.

Memorial Day meditation

(memorial, meditation), originally uploaded by A.p.K. A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself. ~ Joseph Campbell Today is traditionally a day for remembrance and for gathering with friends and family to celebrate the bountiful pleasures of the season. I find it difficult to limit my MemorialContinue reading “Memorial Day meditation”

just another day in paradise

just another day in paradise, originally uploaded by A.p.K. Living in Monterey is pretty much like living inside a postcard. Every sunset has the potential to make the evening magical, as the lights of the squid-fishing boats come to life along a stormy horizon, and a few hardy souls brave the cold wind and wavesContinue reading “just another day in paradise”

where land meets sea

(1), originally uploaded by A.p.K. I always find it remarkable how just the right cast of light across two different surfaces can reveal how deeply related both might be to each other. In this case, the texture of lapping waves during an outgoing evening tide are mirrored in the ripples of damp sand along theContinue reading “where land meets sea”

Ravishing ranunculus

Ravishing ranunculus, originally uploaded by A.p.K. The colors that emerge in nature are sometimes so startlingly brilliant, it can be impossible to look away. These beauties grow in my garden, and their blended shades of fuchsia, scarlet, orange and gold rival even the most technicolor sunset skies. (as always, even more gorgeous viewed larger, onContinue reading “Ravishing ranunculus”