Break Time

Featured in the 2010 Calgary Stampede Western Art Gallery

"Break Time"

This hard working horse is one of 48 saddle horses owned by the Calgary Stampede Ranch, near Hannah, Alberta. They are instrumental in the daily operation of the ranch and the care and husbandry of the bucking stock.

In July, these horses are called upon for the Calgary Stampede Rodeo as part of the pageantry of the opening ceremonies.  They also work clearing timed event cattle from the arena, while still others work in the back pens sorting stock. This handsome fella was on a break from his evening "security" job during the chuckwagon races.


Featured in the 2010 Calgary Stampede Western Art Gallery

"Next to Fall"

I've captured many old homesteads, including their barns and various outbuildings, farm machinery, and vintage wagons, cars and trucks. There is a steady decline of these historic relics due to new developments or just the unavoidable passing of time. I'm always sad to lose one of my subjects, they are like familiar old friends to me. Although the years were already taking a toll on this homestead near Milo, one fall day I was disappointed to find the whole place had vanished and there was only bare land once again. The evidence of the lives lived gone forever. When I named this piece, it was for the leaning middle building. Little did I know that the entire homestead was indeed "Next to Fall."

Featured in the 2010 Calgary Stampede Western Art Gallery

"Timber Ghosts"

A study in warm and cool colors, this piece has tremendous depth of field and invites you in. The moisture in the air intensifies the scent of fall's decay. Soon winter will arrive and change the landscape yet again. This image captures a hauntingly beautiful place in a stand of lodgepole pines west of Bragg Creek, Alberta.

"I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived." - Henry David Thoreau

Originals   Commissions   More Photography   Home   Pricing