Begbie Falls

I biked down to Begbie Falls today. Rode Stimulus, down to the falls and then back up Hemlock Grove and Quarry Trails. Great ride except for the rain I got caught in. Have I mentioned it doesn’t really ever stop raining here? Even when you think it has, it will start again. That’s a guarantee.

Anyways, here’s a few pictures. As usual, you can see a few more on my Flickr page.

Begbie Falls

Begbie Falls

Rain drops

After the rain (I was trying to capture the mist on the river)

Alkokolex Falls

I went for a walk to the Alkokolex Falls today. It’s a thundering water fall that plummets in stages about 100 feet. A few years a man fell in and died. I was very careful. I also found a nice, mossy spot to sit down and read Keith Richards ‘Life’.

I spotted this guy on the way there.

Alkokolex Falls

This guy came by when I stopped to read a book

The Columbia River (and sky)


















































































More pictures here:

Random pictures

Before I broke my glasses, bought next year’s season pass and had to spend $400 fixing the brakes on my car, I spent some money on a new¬† (used) telephoto lens – the Olympus 50-200 f2.8. As is the case when I want to mess around, I stepped into my backyard and snapped some photos. It’s a really scenic yard. Here’s three of them:

Sunset over Boulder

Vegetation by the Columbia

Sunset over Boulder #2


Canada Day

I brought my camera and my 50mm prime, manual focus lens to a bonfire last night. The lighting was not ideal but using the live view assist feature on my camera, I was able to get a couple good pictures, I think.

Rob, Jody and Heather


Lighting the fireworks

Watching the fireworks




























































































































More photos:



I’ve seen lot of bands play in the past week. There was a summer solstice party with Lindsay Ferguson on June 21. The next night Needles//Pins and Teenanger blew out the Big Eddy Pub. Thursday was a night off. Friday was RevFest with Scott Cook & the Long Weekends and The Sheepdogs performing. Saturday I drove down to Calgary where I caught The Intelligence and Thee Oh Sees. Sunday I saw Demons Claws, Bare Wires, Bellrays and Thee Oh Sees, again.

Here are some pictures.

Lindsay Ferguson - live in the backyard.

Needles//Pins live at the Big Eddy Pub

Teenanger live at the Big Eddy Pub

The Sheepdogs - live at the Revelstoke Music Festival

The Demon's Claws - live at Sled Island in Calgary

The Bellrays - live at Sled Island in Calgary

Thee Oh Sees - live at Sled Island, Calgary





More photos from Revelstoke shows can be found here:

More photos from Sled Island can be found here:


A rain squall broke out just after I got back from a bike ride. Here’s a couple of pictures I snapped. The first two are from the park that is my backyard and the other one is from the parking lot out front.

Rain and sun over the Columbia River.





Rain and sun over the Columbia River



Rainbow over Revelstoke

Recent pictures

When I restarted this blog I thought about making it a daily blog. Good thing I didn’t do that. Here are some random pictures from the last little while, from 12 Mile, the Greenbelt and some shows at the Big Eddy Pub.

12 Mile





12 Mile

My neighbour's yard





Centennial Park




Down on the Illecillewaet Greenbelt


View from the deck


Down on the Illecillewaet Greenbelt


The Illecillewaet



























Down on the Illecillewaet Greenbelt
























Down on the Illecillewaet Greenbelt

Down on the Illecillewaet Greenbelt



























At Echo Lake


At Echo Lake


Redbird live at the Big Eddy Pub


Mobina Galore live at the Big Eddy Pub



Mobina Galore and Stellar Radio Choir live at the Big Eddy Pub


Stellar Radio Choir and Mobina Galore live at the Big Eddy Pub


Stellar Radio Choir and Mobina Galore live at the Big Eddy Pub


























Stellar Radio Choir and Mobina Galore live at the Big Eddy Pub



Stellar Radio Choir live at the Big Eddy Pub



Moses Creek

Monday is my day off. Since not too many other people have it off, I take the time to do chores and go explore somewhere on my own. Today I went up to Moses Creek waterfall for a short hike and to take some pictures. I still haven’t gone through them properly yet but here’s one picture of the waterfall. I took it using my clip-on sun glasses as a makeshift filter, since I don’t have a real one. I think it turned out alright.

Moses Creek Waterfall, by Alex Cooper


Update: Here’s a slideshow with more photos

Benches, no. 1

My place here in Revelstoke backs onto a small park perched just above the Columbia River. There’s a bench in the park (last year there were two) that many people enjoy lazing on. I always though about the idea of photographing them from my deck and create a series. It would be a way to both experiment with my photography and capture people and scenery in different lights.

Here’s the first one:

Sunday, June 5


Once again, I’m dusting off the old blog and hoping to update it more frequently. My goal is to update it daily – whether its just uploading a single photo or blogging about a trip or something more serious.

I recently picked up an old, cheap, manual 50mm f/1.8 macro lens to mess around with. Here’s a photo I took with it on Monday.

A flower by the Illicillewaet