Photographs

Photo of Michael Dylan Welch by Jim Swift, at Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary, Delta, British Columbia, 2003.

I love Kodachrome 64! Well, I used to, until film cameras went the way of vinyl records, except that vinyl has been making a comeback. Now I shoot digitally, but I sure miss using my old Nikon F2 (I now use a Nikon D90 digital camera). My photographs have appeared in photography books, on magazine covers, and in calendars (as the sole photographer). When I lived in the San Francisco area, I served as a photography judge for the Northern California Council of Camera Clubs. I was also an active member of the Peninsula Camera Club, at the Master level, and edited the club’s monthly newsletter. I enjoy shooting mostly travel and scenic photographs, as well as abstracts and blurred lights, and have photographed throughout Europe as well as in Canada, the United States, and Japan. Most of my early photographs have been in the 35mm slide format, practically all of which (out of about 20,000) I haven’t had scanned, so I don’t have my best (early) photographs in digital format yet. More recently, I’ve been shooting a lot more family, people, and event photographs, especially haiku events. The following are a few photography links and recent sample pictures. Not much for now, but just wait until I get a scanner! +

Three favourite quotations from Ansel Adams:

  • “You don’t take a photograph, you make it.”

  • “A photograph is usually looked at—seldom looked into.”

  • “A good photograph is knowing where to stand.”


Photo Links

Selected Photo Albums

The following online photo albums were first created mostly in Picasa, which was acquired by Google and migrated to Google Photos. Most albums predate that acquisition (2014). To view these albums, visit the Google Photos links provided here. Selected photos appear to the side of album links.


Artistic

Poetic

VCBF Haiku Banners (19 photos)

English Haiku Banners (76 photos)

Japanese Haiku Banners (92 photos)

Haiku Northwest


Haiku Northwest / Port Townsend Joint Haiku Meetings


Haiku Society of America Quarterly Meetings


Seabeck Haiku Getaway

Faces and Name Badges from Seabeck 2012 (78 photos)

    • October 10–13, 2013

Part 1, October 10–11, 2013 (394 photos)

Part 2, October 12–13, 2013 (574 photos)

Faces and Name Badges from Seabeck 2013 (74 photos)

    • 16–19 October 2014 (photos to come)

    • 1–4 October 2015

Day 1: 1 October 2015 (135 photos)

Day 2: 2 October 2015 (180 photos)

Day 3: 3 October 2015 (212 photos)

Day 4: 4 October 2015 (191 photos)

    • 27–30 October 2016 (photos to come)

    • 2629 October 2017

Day 1: 26 October 2017 (63 photos)

Day 2: 27October 2017 (155 photos)

Day 3: 28 October 2017 (261 photos)

Day 4: 29 October 2017 (140 photos)

    • 2528 October 2018

Day 1: 25 Oct 2018 (26 photos)

Day 2: 26 Oct 2018 (133 photos)

Day 3: 27 Oct 2018 (270 photos)

Day 4: 28 Oct 2018 (78 photos)

    • 24–27 October 2019 (photos to come)

    • 30 October1 November 2020 (on Zoom) (photos to come)

    • 2831 October 2021

Day 1: 28 October 2021 ( photos)

Day 2: 29 October 2021 ( photos)

Day 3: 30 October 2021 ( photos)

Day 4: 31 October 2021 ( photos)

  • 27–30 October 2022

Gabriola Haiku Weekend

Haiku North America 2009, Ottawa, Ontario


Haiku North America 2011, Seattle, Washington

Haiku North America, 2015, Schenectady, New York


Tanka Sunday


NaHaiWriMo


Redmond Association of Spokenword (RASP)


Poets in the Park


Other Photos


Family

Selected Photographs