Welcome to OST Photographic Srevices

I’m pleased you stopped by OST Photographic Services. I’m local to the Fraser Valley and Chilliwack in particular. Take your time and look around. One of the most enjoyable things I do here, is restore photographs. But I’d have to say the most rewarding, is capturing the action in amateur sports or kids at play. There is much more I do here, but you’ll have to look around and hopefully enjoy… Feel free to contact me for further information on any of the services or posts I have made. Don’t forget to have a look at the “Prints”

An idea of what I do...
An idea of what I do…

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A great way to start your day

Just another typical day… Saturday, Wake up, make coffee… Try and get the eyes to focus. Not really so much different than any other day.
I’m still trying to quit smoking, but that is not an easy task. Like so many other days, coffee and outside to the deck for a smoke, Well today it’s raining, so the garage it is.

This is what greeted me at the door. That little sucker was just staring at me.

Is this bird dead?

OK… Now I’m thinking I must be going crazy. How did this dead bird get into a closed and locked garage? It looked like it was saying “Let me in please…”
I didn’t know what to think. I didn’t know how or why it died. And why was it so stiff and almost posed?
Grab a pair of latex cleaning gloves and get rid of it I guess…
As I reached down and picked it up I burst into laughter.

A stram broom fall ornament with the little bird perched in it where it belongs

The little fellow is right back where he belongs. What a great way to start the day.

Have a great day

Race Day, Fathers Day

On Father’s Day June 21, 2015 Pacific Coast Mini Roadracing Club (PCMRC) held their third race this year and the second round of the Western Canadian Gold Cup series. Both races ran in conjunction with each other at the Greg Moore Raceway (GMR) located in Chilliwack B.C.
The weather cooperated and there was a good turnout. I thought you might enjoy a few shots from this event.

Western Canadian Gold Cup series. This is the 250 Gold Cup Lineup on June 21, 2015.
250 Gold Cup lineup



Race Cards, GMR and PCMRC

I had an Idea

I was out at Greg Moore Raceway (GMR) this last Sunday April 20th for a few hours. The Pacific Coast Mini Roadracer Club (PCMRC) had their first race of the season. The attempt before this was rained out. After looking the shots over, I posted a few on Facebook.
After I did, thought it might be a nice project to gather and produce Rider Cards. I came up with a few ideas and decided to post this style along with a few examples of some others I’ve come up with. (work in progress)
I most likely won’t make it out to every race, but even at that, I should have a very nice collection by the end of the season.
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Oops… I got a Double Exposure…

Oops… I got a Double Exposure…
Back in the day this was not uncommon.

Composite photos…
1. (Photography) a photograph formed by superimposing two or more separate photographs.

If you have ever used an older film camera, you may very well have inadvertently created a composite photograph. The classic double exposure, that would in all likelihood, end up in the trash.

I had this happen to me as well. Much later I read up on creating “double exposures” creatively within the camera. I won’t get into how this was done successfully, simply because very few if any people still use a film camera. (perhaps at another time) Continue reading

Water, for Fishing, Swimming and Drinking…

Water, for Fishing, Swimming and Drinking… and protecting.

“Canada Water Week” is a week-long celebration of water from coast-to-coast-to-coast, held annually during the third week of March to coincide with “World Water Day” on March 22.

A title shot of the Vedder River as seen from the Peach Road parking lot.
The view of the Vedder River from the Peach Road parking lot
A description of the trail we walked
A description of the trail we walked

In Chilliwack and the Fraser Valley in general, we are blessed with a vast array of clean fish bearing water systems ranging from small trickling streams to the mighty Fraser River which incidentally is the most productive salmon river in the world. As defined by “Canadian Geographic” we are located in the Lower Fraser watershed. You can locate your watershed by following this link at Canadian Geographic “Protect Your Watershed

Monday the 17th of March was a kick off for this week long celebration. A group of us got together at the Peach Road parking lot on the Vedder River Rotary Trail for an interesting and informative walk. The walk was hosted by the “Water Wealth Project” located here in Chilliwack. Continue reading

Veteran’s Day 2013

A Photo Exposé – Veteran’s Day 2013

Vedder Crossing Engineering Base (CFB Chilliwack), Opened February 15, 1941, Closed 1997.

The cenotaph at CFB Chilliwack on 11/11/2013
The cenotaph at CFB Chilliwack on 11/11/2013

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A River

If you like rivers, you’ll like these…

River cover photo

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Looking for detail, not really

Sometimes it just begs to be photographed.

A chromed out, polished up Harley Davidson.
Totally Tricked Out

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Even in death there is beauty

A photo of a flower in the last days of life.One season ends, and another begins

Copyright, does it even matter?

Copyright law and you…

A conversation that seems to be more prevalent in the last year or so in the photographic circles is copyright law. Technology has made it increasingly simple to steal and claim ownership of all types of media from the internet. Continue reading