Photographer

 

Gord at Death Valley 2012

Gord at Death Valley 2012

 

Photography is my main hobby. But I also take a lot of photos in support of my engineering work.  I’m always striving to build on my skills, looking for the highest technical quality, and exploring new formats and locations. My work takes me to many remote (and not so remote) locations around the world. Mine sites are often five hours away from the airport (sometimes farther), so I’m often travelling at the end of the day when there is a lot of good light.

I’ve been taking pictures pretty much continuously since I got my mom’s Kodak Brownie Starmatic camera and first roll of 127 film in 1976, moving through 35mm SLR cameras, to an old 6x6cm 1967 Hasselblad 500c, and now with digital cameras. People miss the film days, and I get that, but I love my digital cameras and sharing photos on line.

Much of my work is panorama photography as shown in these pages and on my Flickr site. The mechanics are pretty straightforward, making it artistic and memorable is the challenge.

The last few years a friend and I have been taking photo courses together. Now there’s a way to improve your skills (and get to visit a lot of cool places at times the tourists are usually asleep). The courses are always draining, but so rewarding. Highly recommended. Most of the courses are easy to find on the web.

 

 

 

Photography by Gord McKenna

Mormon Barn at Grand Teton National Park — near Jackson Hole, Wyoming 2013

 

Gord’s Flickr Page My top 2o images BGC Travels Panorama photography

 

 

 

Victoria Harbour, Canada Panorama 2012

Night-time panorama of Victoria’s Inner Harbour and the British Columbia Parliament Buildings (Victoria, Canada, 2012)

Cobbles at Pebble Beach near Marathon, Ontario Canada

Cobbles at Pebble Beach near Marathon, Ontario Canada

 

 

Sunrise at Haleakala National Park, Maui Hawaii 2013

Sunrise at Haleakala National Park, Maui Hawaii 2013