Dave's Photo World
As I said on the splash page, I'm a computer professional in Calgary, Alberta. I am a native Calgarian (born and bred), which isn't very common (I guess everyone else fled from the winters here). I have 2 cats, Ebony and Jade. Here are pictures of each of them:
Ebony. Jade in repose.
Friends (for the moment).
Cuties, aren't they? Ebony is a chocolate point Balinese, which is basically a long haired Siamese. Jade is a tabby / Abyssinian cross.
I've recently had the great fortune to get published for the first time as a photographer. 28 of my pictures were included in the "Canadian Rockies Colourguide" , edited by Ken McGoogan. It's a Formac Publishing Company Limited book, ISBN 0-88780-554-X, and is available at Chapters bookstores (and hopefully others). My thanks to my author friend Jacquie Guest, who provided the opportunity.
I've studied and dabbled in art since I was in my early teens, but I actually only got a camera in 1997, at the tender age of 39. It was a Fuji APS camera. I had lots of fun with that camera, up to and including my trip to Peru in 2000.
But after comparing my APS photos with those my friend Peter Cromer took with serious 35mm gear and film, I decided I had to get serious, and the galleries unless otherwise noted have been taken with my 35mm equipment.
I'm an avid cyclist in the summer, and (of course) try to get out and take pictures as frequently as possible. The only other item of interest to mention is that I am learning to ski....