Cariboo in May

Chris Wright Photo Trips

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 …

Expressionism and Abstraction May 2020

Chris Wright Photo Trips

Pulling Back the Blue Curtains. Intrigue at what is behind the blue curtains. Seated Absence. Exploring themes of absence; the empty chair and the partly rendered chair. Empty Frames, Empty Performances. The empty billboard at the QE Theatre with the pandemic cancellations. Geometric Inscribed Layers. I liked the complex geometry created here and how the strong centre elements balance and …

Walking the Downtown Vancouver

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It was an interesting photographic walk in the downtown, seeing how quiet and empty it was with the pandemic shutdowns. A very empty Smithe Street with sun dappled lighting through the spring growth. The curved wood trusses glowing in the early morning light at the Telus Garden building. Looking across the šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énḵ Square at the reflection of the Hotel …

Kings Mill Walk to The Shipyards

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Early on a sunny morning I walked a portion of the North Shore Spirit Trail along the waterfront from Kings Mill Walk park to The Shipyards. This trail system has been under development for many years and in 2018 they completed this section through the Squamish Nation land. I started in the west at the Kings Mill Walk Park and …

Spring in Pacific Spirit

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Pacific Spirit Regional Park is a huge forested reserve located on Point Grey between Vancouver and UBC, stretching between the Fraser River northwards to English Bay. Last weekend we hiked the northern section and included stops at Spanish Banks Beach. It was a beautiful spring day with sun and clouds and the forest was full of spring growth. Starting off …

Expressionism and Abstraction April 2020

Chris Wright Photo Trips

Heading Outside Through the Rectangles. Perhaps a reflection of my feeling of late, on the desire to be outside in the nice spring weather. Crown 725. This multi-faceted composition is very rich in detail and tone. Dappled Expressive Forest. I was pleased with this photograph as it fully realized what I had envisioned; strong dark toned linear trunks with textured …

We’re Off to Brothers Creek

Chris Wright Photo Trips

Last Sunday I headed off for a morning hike to Brothers Creek, starting in the eastern end of the British Properties. Along the trail was this burnt western red cedar tree, a reminder of the past. The first sight of Brothers Creek with the multi-story coastal forest. Crossing the creek on the Baden Powell trail bridge, I took this composition …

Two Forests and a Creek

Chris Wright Photo Trips

There are a few places that I know are quiet and less travelled and thus a good destination for maintaining the required social distancing. I find it particularly important in these times of uncertainty to get exercise and spend time in nature. On the first outing, on an overcast day, I set off climbing onto a forested ridge. The trail …