About Island Light
Hi, this page is here to describe the elusive and "anonymoose" men behind the camera. For a long time this website didn't mention the people behind the cameras at all (which was just fine with us), but we were getting concerned visitors wondering if there actually was anyone behind the camera, or if we were in fact just stealing photos off the internet to put on our web site. This was not suitable at all, so here you have it. There are two of us. We are brothers. We live off in the bushes in western Canada.
Most of the photos on this website were taken within walking distance of wherever we happened to be living when we took them, which was usually on or near the small island of Cortes at the north end of the Georgia Strait in British Columbia, Canada. (Or on the wooden sailing vessel at right.) Other places of temporary residence include France, Berlin and Egypt, where we found this friendly camel and other local monuments.
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Fine Art Prints: Made to last a lifetime, our Fine Art prints are printed on genuine Crystal Archive photographic paper. We personally inspect every print we sell and "If it isn't perfect it isn't good enough!"
Photo Cards: Elegant and unique, our hand made Art Cards feature a genuine photo-quality 4x6" print mounted on a lovely recycled paper backing.
These days when someone sees an amazing photo, usually the fist thing they think and second thing they say is "is that Photoshopped?" It is sad but true. Luckily for us when this touchy subject comes up we can loudly say none of our photos are "Photoshopped"! (if we're lucky, this announcement will carry far enough that we won't be asked the question again for at least another minute or so). We have very strict standards about what kinds of image adjustments we use.
Some of the the photos on this website were taken with Nikon and Pentax film cameras using both print and slide film. More recently though we have been using only Pentax digital cameras, specifically the K7, K20D, K10D, and istDS DSLRs.
As for glass we have an assortment of mostly old-style manual focus lenses. A Sigma, a Tamron, a few Vivitars, a hand full of Pentax lenses, a few teleconverters and one extension tube.