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Rock The Shores

The largest concert in Greater Victoria history was headlined by the Tragically Hip, a legendary Kingston, Ontario rock group.

The crowd passes time as the Rock the Shores concert is stopped due to thunder storms

Tragically Hip frontman Gord Downie.

Sam Roberts band.

Sam Roberts


iPhone 4s With HDR Pro/Camera+

The Malahat~Darren Stone (2012)

Fancy yourself a smart phone Ansel Adams or William Henry Jackson? Try the iPhone apps Pro HDR and Camera+.

Pro HDR takes two exposures of the same scene to expand the dynamic range (HDR means High Dynamic Range) and does a much better job than the iPhone camera app at HDR.

Both of these images were captured with Pro HDR. Pro HDR doesn’t have great filters, so I enhanced the images with the Camera+ app. For Malahat I used “Clarity” and “So Emo” (plus a fancy grunge border) For Sooke Potholes I used “Clarity” and “Cyanotype”.

Sooke Potholes~Darren Stone (2012)

I used to take quite a few HDR’s. You can see some here, but I got bored with it. It’s way more fun on the iPhone. No nasty tripod to slow you down!

Thanks to Kenneth Todd for turning me on to Pro HDR with his amazing iPhone pics.


Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School Photo Booth!


Here is a “Photo Booth” strip of my girlfriend Natasha posing for an arts event called Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School.The app for this is called IncrediBooth. It’s a great app to add you your iPhone arsenal!


Susan Jacks

I photographed Susan Jacks of The Poppy Family for the paper this morning.  The Poppy Family, with Susan as lead vocalist, had a number of hits like “Which Way You Go’in Billy?” ,”That’s Where I Went Wrong” and “Where Evil Grows”  from 1968 through the early 1970s. Susan is in Victoria  to perform a benefit concert for the Kidney Foundation of Canada to raise awareness of the need for organ donation. She received a kidney transplant when her brother Billy donated a kidney to her. Yes, it’s Billy from the song.  I took this photo with the iPhone 4s, Hipstamitic app, using the Lucifer VI lens and Alfred Infrared film.

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