Tag Archives: Sunset

In Guatemala – Part three: Lake Atitlán.

(continued from Part two: The coffee farmer on the volcano.)

A loud thud resonates through my bones as my head slams into the metal ceiling once again as the driver forgets to tap his brakes in lieu of an oncoming speed bump. I can attest to the strength of this inconspicuous van, in that my head hasn’t yet left even a dent in the roof despite repeated attempts. There are speed limit signs here in Guatemala, but in a country where low literacy rates result in buses needing…

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Winter camping in Nopiming.

Once upon a time, I thought that camping season started on May long weekend. Over the years however, I’ve come to realize that it never really ends. Year by year, each shoulder season excursion I’ve embarked on has pushed a little further against the edges of the calendar – until I ultimately found that late autumn isn’t actually that distant from early spring, and that there really is no off-season in between.

I’ve noticed that a lot of people think I’m …

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  • MarilynOctober 5, 2018 - 10:19 pm

    Ahh! The comfort provided by the warmth of friends with the warmth and light of a fire, while contemplating  the balance  for which each of us is willing to make sacrifices.ReplyCancel

Live at the Winnipeg Folk Festival 2017.

Another year, another festival.

Over the years, the Winnipeg Folk Festival has become a point of confluence for the people in my circles. Despite life having taken us in so many directions – detours rooting from children, careers, and the plethora of other catalysts for change – we always come back together for this one weekend every year. We return not just the location, but a safe place for expression, creativity, and being. With all that’s going on in the world,…

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  • KarenAugust 2, 2017 - 8:19 am

    This sort of made me feel as if I was able to attend the whole festival 🙂ReplyCancel

  • BruceAugust 8, 2017 - 3:22 pm

    Spectacular! Nice words, photos, AND VIDEO!!ReplyCancel

  • DanielAugust 16, 2017 - 12:22 pm

    Folk yeah!ReplyCancel

Life Behind Bars – Part 3: Friendly territory around the Salish Sea.

(continued from Part 2: Four corners of the Haida Gwaii by bicycle)

Ferries provide access all the way down British Columbia’s otherwise inaccessible coast.  From the Haida Gwaii, this was the peaceful expressway to access southern British Columbia without making a huge diversion inland.  Port Hardy, at the northern tip of Vancouver Island, was the port of arrival for the push to southern Vancouver Island and ultimately Vancouver, and it was also where…

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  • Allison StorsethMarch 29, 2017 - 8:37 pm

    Enjoyed reading! Thanks for sharing David 🙂ReplyCancel

  • KareniaMarch 30, 2017 - 4:00 am

    It is such a treat to be able to get a full sense of your travels through pics and words, balanced out with the stories we share on our wanders 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Mark ReimerMarch 30, 2017 - 11:57 am

    Looks great Dave!! I’m heading out to Vancouver Island in a week for a little tour on my bicycle, but sadly I only have under a week. Still, this photos are getting me even more excited.ReplyCancel

    • DavidMarch 30, 2017 - 4:06 pm

      Have a great adventure out west Mark – short and sweet is still sweet! 😀ReplyCancel

Reaching for the night sky.

Some of you might not know this about me, but back in the day I studied astronomy at the University of Manitoba.  There was of course the necessary prerequisite knowledge that we studied in the lecture hall, but as we got further into the program we were able to literally take our studies to the stars.

Twice a week I would head out with a team of students to the Glenlea Astronomical Observatory to log time on an immense telescope pointed at the dark night sky.  …

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  • WayneMay 9, 2016 - 1:12 pm

    Whoa! That’s cool! I had no idea about this about you.ReplyCancel

Winnipeg Folk Festival 2014

The 41st Winnipeg Folk Festival has come and gone.  Once again, an empty field in Bird’s Hill Park was turned into a vibrant community.  We came and we went, but forever we will have the memories. Every year is different but I always leave feeling the same: my head full of music and my heart full of love.…

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  • Marc NeufeldAugust 6, 2014 - 11:11 am

    Fantastic pictures!ReplyCancel

  • Courtney Rae JonesAugust 6, 2014 - 12:43 pm

    Love the photos! I missed out on folk fest this year, but your photos made it feel like I was there.ReplyCancel

  • KareniaAugust 6, 2014 - 10:07 pm

    What a lovely synopsis of one person’s experience of Folk Fest. I’m glad I got to share a few of those moments with you. My favourite shot… the rubber boots on stage, the sound booth and Pope’s Hill at night. Elephant Revival was also my favourite discovery for this year’s fest.ReplyCancel

  • Dua HamedAugust 7, 2014 - 12:47 am

    Great shots that accompanied a flood way of memories. Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • DavidAugust 7, 2014 - 9:54 am

    Glad you enjoyed these folks.

    @Courtney: I missed running into you at the festival this year! Europe though, is a good excuse. Hope you’re having a good trip.ReplyCancel

  • Courtney Rae JonesAugust 7, 2014 - 11:07 am

    Europe has been great! 10 more days to go of our 7 week adventure. Definitely won’t miss Folk Fest next year though. Missed it too much!ReplyCancel

  • Ivor LSeptember 1, 2014 - 10:22 am

    The Folk Festival seen through your talented eyes behind the camera. I could almost hear the music. Many thanks, David!ReplyCancel

  • Sheldon EmberlySeptember 3, 2014 - 10:57 am

    Incredible photo essay David! Incredible images! Thanks so much for sharing these.ReplyCancel