Expressionism and Abstraction June 2020

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Welcome to my twelfth monthly posting of expressionism and abstract photos and a year since the journey of re-discovery started. I wanted to thank Chris Harris and Dennis Ducklow for their workshop, guidance, and continued mentorship! I also wanted to thank you the reader for being on this journey with me.

South Surrey, Seaside and Upland

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Recently a friend and I explored two areas in South Surrey, hoping to avoid the rain in the mountainous parts of Metro Vancouver. Starting off at Elgin Heritage Park, we walked along the shoreline of the Nicomekl River just upstream from its junction with Boundary Bay. The looming clouds to the west are clearly visible behind Wards Marina. One surprise …

Chasing the Light at UBC

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It was a very creative outing to UBC, producing documentary and abstract/expressionism compositions. The lighting was favourable, the shadows were strong, the subject matter seemed endless, and so did the possibilities! Here are my favourite 14 documentary compositions. The vantage point from an open staircase was ideal to capture the tones and textures in this courtyard scene at the Ponderosa …

Waterfalls and Forest, Lower Mount Seymour

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A recent outing on the lower slopes of Mount Seymour, walking the BP, Old Buck, and Three Chop trails, gave a good opportunity to photograph the forest and waterfalls. The forest welcomed us as we entered the trail and started climbing gradually through coastal forest that was dripping from the morning rain. Bracken fern, as were other ferns, were very …

Chasing the Light In New Westminster

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I had a fantastic time exploring the back streets and alleys in New Westminster. There is an eclectic mix of modern, old, and near derelict buildings; in certain parts of the city it feels like time has stood still. The Westminster Boiler and Tank Company buildings are clad in corrugated steel that have turned various shades of orange and red …

Cariboo in May

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Green Lake and the surrounding forest and ponds is one of my go to places in the Cariboo. Adjacent to Green Lake is an unnamed pond that I have enjoyed photographing on other trips. This time the high spring melt water was flooding some of the adjacent land and fences. I liked the idea of placing this clump of aspen …