Street Car Yard

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I love my tripod but sometimes there is an image that just needs to be taken, and it doesn’t matter how dark and tripod-less you are that moment. I took this on a Canon 7D at 1000 ISO!! With all the fine details, and especially all the black space I was super worried that this shot would be way too noisy. Though, as luck would have it, my camera handled this light level just perfectly, and I can’t believe I was able to get it so sharp at only 1/15th of a second.

Anyway, I won’t ramble – I just think this is one of my all time favorite images. I can’t wait for you all to see it.

Off In The Distance

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Some days I am more artistic than others. I’ve moved across country this year, I guess this could be some sort of metaphor for that, or else it was just a fun departure from my usual style.

While this is an original composition, I have to admit that I had taken these clouds from a Google image search.


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I love the way this shot, turned out. It’s originally a color photo but I think this black and white conversion works almost as well.

This photo has an extremely unbalanced composition, but I really feel like it works – at least for me. I usually find myself drawn to the symmetry and regular shapes. This is another departure for me – I find that when I look at this photograph I find myself focusing on the black, and imagining all kinds of dramatic scenes taking place in the shadows, just out of view.

Bah, who am I kidding, everything I’m imaging here would look better in a Mel Brooks movie.

Best Of Monochromia – Devon Mackay

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Grassy Field

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One of my favorite things about photography is discovering new ways to look at things. I was just toying around with settings on my camera when I got this shot of a field behind a church. The contours of the hillside and the line of the fence all seem to compliment each other beautifully.

I certainly wouldn’t have considered this on a normal day, I mean it was just a dull hillside behind a church with litter all over the place. Sometimes happy accidents do happen and when they do, I’m really glad I have my camera.

St. Pauls

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I made a new edit of this shot just for this site. I feel like it gives this tiny little church a creepier vibe.

Anyway, This is the oldest church in Calgary, Alberta. Built in 1885 it wasn’t anywhere near Calgary at that time, it was actually in a village called Midnapore which has since been swallowed up by the City of Calgary.  I grew up very close to this place and Calgary has grown so fast that I still remember when I was a kid that if you wanted to call someone here you had to pay long distance charges. Then I think, oh boy, do kids even know what a landline is anymore? Oh well, looks like the party’s over, I’m on the wrong side of 30 now.


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The Southern Alberta Institute of Technology has a pretty neat parking garage. Everyone likes the old fashioned brick and sandstone buildings from the original parts of the school. but this is definitely the most interesting part for me. There is even a soccer field on top!


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This one of my favorite recent shots. A lot of people have taken similar ones, but it took me more than an hour to walk here in the middle of the night. When all was said and done, however, I think it was worth it.

CN Reflection

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The CN tower, a building so ugly they should turn it into condos. It’s biggest selling point could be “the only building without a view of the CN Tower”.

Gooderham Building

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It’s a Toronto landmark, and it’s older than the Flatiron in NYC. There are a million photos of this building but I haven’t seen one that looks quite like this. I don’t want to get so used to the way things are that I forget about all the wonderful things around me.