Observations on visual culture and technology.
Cloudscapes Photographic Series

Cloudscapes Photographic Series

Cloudscape photographs depict portions of the sky containing interesting clouds, colours, lighting, etc.
What Do You Want to See in the EOS M System?

What Do You Want to See in the EOS M System?

Recently on Canon Rumors a thread was started with posed the question: What Do You Want to See in the EOS M System? I have been a fan of the EOS M system from the beginning, so here are my answers to this question.
Canon PowerShot G7 X

Canon PowerShot G7 X

The Canon PowerShot G7 X high-end compact camera was the surprise hit of the show at Photokina 2014. Here are my first impressions and a short comparison to Sony’s pioneering RX100 series competitor.
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A Few New Fixed-blade Knives

A Few New Fixed-blade Knives

Even when I was a kid and just had my first Victorinox Swiss Army Knife, I appreciated that a knife is not just a crude tool of pure utility but has historical and aesthetic components as well.
Using JaVaWa GMTK To Fix Open Street Map Garmin Files

Using JaVaWa GMTK To Fix Open Street Map Garmin Files

Normally you can only view one OSM map at a time in Garmin BaseCamp or on your GPS receiver because all OSM map files share the same map name and ID. JaVaWa GMTK allows you to modify a map’s name and ID and thus have multiple OSM maps installed at a time.
Convert Garmin Windows Map Files To Mac BaseCamp .gmap Format

Convert Garmin Windows Map Files To Mac BaseCamp .gmap Format

For some legacy reason, the file formats for Garmin-compatible maps differs between Windows and Mac OS X. Even Garmin’s own Mac BaseCamp application does not support Windows’ BaseCamp maps. There are two methods for converting Windows Garmin-compatible maps to BaseCamp for Mac: 1) on a Windows XP or later computer, or 2) on a Mac. On a...
Fun With GPS

Fun With GPS

Today I went for a walk in at Fish Creek Provincial Park with a friend and I brought my GPS receiver (GPSr) along. I almost always run my GPSr when walking, cycling, or canoeing — even in familiar areas. My friend was curious so I shared my thoughts on GPS, the benefits of non-commercial maps...
GPS Drawing

GPS Drawing

Last year, after I started geotagging my photos, I did a few visual art projects combining photography and GPS technology. I am fascinated by maps, how we imagine the world around us, how we communicated that world to others, etc.
Chainsaw Mill

Chainsaw Mill

Some photos and a quick review of the Granberg Alaskan Chainsaw Mill MKIII and my milling set up.
Opinel No. 7 Carbon-steel Folding Knife Detailed Review

Opinel No. 7 Carbon-steel Folding Knife Detailed Review

An in-depth review of the classic Opinel wood-handled, carbon-steel, folding knife.
Handmade Leather Handled Knife and Leather Sheath

Handmade Leather Handled Knife and Leather Sheath

Trials, tribulations, and successes while making a leather handled knife and matching leather sheath.
Opinel Carbon Steel Folding Knife No. 7

Opinel Carbon Steel Folding Knife No. 7

My initial review of an Opinel No. 7 carbon-steel knife — hipster accessory or serious tool with a history?

Computer Monitor Colour Calibration

Learn how to calibrate your computer monitor to match your workspace ambient lighting conditions, using your digital camera as an ambient light brightness and colour temperature meter.

Elk Pass Cross-country Skiing

8:30 AM — Snowing heavily. Wind steady at 30km/h from the NW. 8:35 AM — Traffic heading towards downtown Calgary is a parking lot. Traffic heading towards the mountains is non-existent. 9:03 AM — Scott Lake Hill. No more blizzard. And in the mountains, blue sky! 10:28 AM — Elk Pass parking lot. -20°C and...

Snowshoe Buying Advice

Hubby & I would like to get snowshoes this year, I'm not sure what type we should get. There's "trail", "mountain" and "off trail". We want these primarily for getting around our farmland… and here's a stupid question, do you need any particular footwear or just winter boots?