Tuesday, June 07, 2011

El Dorado

My wife's grandmother recently passed away. Her name was Dora, and we always called her house 'El Dorado'. She had a great collection of, well, stuff, from the last several years. Here is a selection. Up next are a few photos of the house.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Jump Jump!!

Strange - I never sought out to take photos of kids jumping, but I recently happened on a few.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Kids' Testing

A friend of mine was good enough to let me take a few photos of her kids. Trying out a couple of ideas - these are with the Hasselblad digital - the CF39 on the H1. Not my favourite camera by far, but it's the one I use for commerce, and I really need to get better at shooting with it.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

...and the rain

Coldest, rainiest, wettest April in Vancouver on record. Ah well.

Easter 2011

We had an Easter Egg hunt at Clinton Park on Good Friday. Lots of families came out.

Monday, March 14, 2011

My daughter, niece and nephew all playing with the ipad. I was amazed at how well they took to it.

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Friday, March 04, 2011

Legs in the water

My younger daughter, enjoying the surf in Hawaii at Christmas. I didn't manage to get these up until just recently. More to come.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Old Bottle Collection

Old Bottle Collection, originally uploaded by Alastair Bird.

Bottles on the windowsill of an antique store in Hawaii. With a little Alien Skin Exposure love.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Blue Whale at UBC

9072010B-10_BluWhl, originally uploaded by Alastair Bird.

Blue Whale skeleton at UBC - an amazing thing to see. It's huge.

Macbeth and touque

Macbeth and touque, originally uploaded by Alastair Bird.

Testing, testing.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Elise in the wind

Elise in the wind, originally uploaded by Alastair Bird.

In the wind at Point Roberts. First grey day in a while, but it was nice to have a bit of a break from all that sun and heat. Well, not really...

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Kids Wedding 01

Kids Wedding 01, originally uploaded by Alastair Bird.

I think Natalie got the short end of the stick on this one. All she could do was wear the tux. Elise got the dress, the veil, the flowers...

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Kids in the wagon

Kids in the Shrubs03, originally uploaded by Alastair Bird.

Last summer - amazing how time flies. Some of the neighbourhood kids in a wagon. I wonder if they would all fit in there this year...

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Margot Lying on Grass

Margot Lying on Grass, originally uploaded by Alastair Bird.

Margot, flopped on the grass. I think she was trying to make me worried she had just sort of dropped there and was in distress, but she just couldn't wipe the smile off her face in time...

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Drumheller May 30 09 0082

Drumheller May 30 09 0082, originally uploaded by Alastair Bird.

Kind of a mishmash of files and some serious grain/black and white treatment, courtesy of Alien Skin Exposure2.

Elise on Log 05.jpg

Elise on Log 05.jpg, originally uploaded by Alastair Bird.

Leafing through some old photos to post - This is Elise last summer. 4x5 Linhof with the Xenotar and some sort of filter from Alien Skin.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Drumheller May 30 09 0009

Drumheller May 30 09 0009, originally uploaded by Alastair Bird.

Photo from a recent trip to Calgary to visit my in-laws. We spent a couple of days spinning around the fields. I didn't know that red barns even existed any more... This one was pretty run down but extremely cool... I added a bit of Alien Skin Exposure love to get it to look this way.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Margot at Wedding 2

Margot at Wedding 2, originally uploaded by Alastair Bird.

Margot, posing for me at a friend's wedding in Vancouver recently. She (and her sister) were flower girls. I have another shot around here that I like more than this one, though...

Garibaldi Open House03

Garibaldi Open House03, originally uploaded by Alastair Bird.

Elise, unsure how to pose. Actually, I think she was eyeing the playground and was just humoring her father. It'll happen again, I'm sure.

Wednesday, May 06, 2009


Palm_Springs_10, originally uploaded by Alastair Bird.

During the wind storm in Palm Springs the pool filled up pretty quickly. They tried to keep it clean but gave up after a short while.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009


Palm_Springs_06, originally uploaded by Alastair Bird.

Another shot from the Salton Sea - shot on film with my Hasselblad 203. and the 110f2 lens. I have no idea why the colour went the way it did, but I do like the look...

Tuesday, April 28, 2009


Palm_Springs_02, originally uploaded by Alastair Bird.

...sort of the quintessential view of Palm Springs - palm trees and the hills behind.