Storm Harvest

Storm Harvest – ISO 250, 18mm, f/6.3, 1/400 sec, Sony A7Rii, Handheld

Storm Harvest

Shot at Willows Beach in Oak Bay, Victoria, BC in November of 2015. This gentleman is harvesting the seaweed that has washed ashore after a storm.

This is another image I took with my new Sony. This one is shot with my ancient Leica 35mm f/2.0 sumicron. Its interesting using my old lenses again on this brand new super high tech camera. Now I wish I had kept more of my Leica glass.

For this image I did basic edits in Lightroom. Then I exported a version to Macphun’s Tonality CK for a black and white conversion. I then took the two versions and opened them in Photoshop as layers. Placed the black and white on top of the color and changed the blend mode to Overlay. This increased the contrast nicely and gave the image some depth I felt it was missing. After re-importing it back to Lightroom I opened up the mid-tones to get some of the detail back.

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Growing up one of my biggest dreams was to explore the world. Honestly I never thought this would become reality. But at the end of 2014 I quit my job as a project manager to do just that. I sold most everything I own, packed up the remaining boxes in storage, and set out to see the world. My goals while traveling are to meet people everywhere I go, work on becoming a better photographer, and attempt to stay where the weather is not freezing. Along the way I am posting photos at and writing about my experiences at