Saturday 23 November 2019

Tis the season for Covers

Nov 22 2019

After a thirty plus year career of publishing photographs there's still a thrill of seeing one's work published. As I have written before I cannot see the point of storing away thousands of images on a hard drive. To that end I often donate images for non-profit use or for educational purposes and are more than happy to see them used to promote the well-being of birds and their habitats.
Back in the day when I was gainfully employed I would look forward to seeing my work grace the front page, the sports and entertainment pages and occasionally provincial and national newspapers. My favourite subjects were the people involving themselves in the community. Almost a decade later the rush of being seeing one's images still lingers so when it was brought to my attention that one of my bird images had been used on the cover of Indulge I was really chuffed.
I'd like to thank Tracy Holmes for putting together such a well written and well thought-out article and that it sparks readers to get out and go birding and hopefully discover a whole new world.

Click link below for an easier to read PDF

Indulge Magazine

Front Page
A Purple Finch photographed on a bitter cold February afternoon
72nd Ave in Delta.

Page 10

The image of the heron (above) was photographed at Tsawassen Ferry Terminal. I chose the location to take advantage of the fall colours reflected on the water. The sculpin got away. Great layout by Tracy.

Page 11

The picture below was taken on Cypress Mountain by Carlo Giovanella. The Canada Jay was a year bird for both of us. 

 Cont Page 12


© Black Press Community Newpapers.
Photographs © John Gordon


Cover #2

The second cover appeared in BC Birding. I often supply images and copy to the quarterly publication as I know editor Clive Keen is always on the lookout for material. If you don't submit then you'll never be published. 

To see the full story about the BC Birding cover shot go to 

join The British Columbia Field Ornithologists (BCFO)

Calling Birds Article

"It's never too late to be published"
John Gordon
Langley Cloverdale
BC Canada

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