Pitt and Fraser Chilled

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When it comes to my take on the recent cold spell in Metro Vancouver, I would say that the glass is certainly half full…and in this case, with the other half filled with ice! Prolonged periods of cold temperatures do not happen that many times in a winter and in some years not at all here on the south coast. …

Burrard Inlet Views from Burncouver

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On Saturday I walked from Confederation Park in Burnaby to New Brighton Park in Vancouver along the Trans Canada Trail. The trail offers views of the industry along this part of Burrard Inlet and the North Shore. Here is a bulk carrier at Chemtrade Chemical’s facility with the Seymour Valley (right) and Lynn Valley (left) visible below the clouds. Lynn …

Reflections in the North Arm

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On a recent Sunday morning I walked along the North Arm of the Fraser River in the Burnaby Foreshore Park looking for interesting compositions. The river was surprisingly smooth and the reflections with the morning winter light were very pleasing. This row of cottonwood trees has always looked impressive on previous visits. I decided to capture them again given how …

Friday Night at New Westminster

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With rain on the way for the later evening and weekend, I wanted to get out for some photos. Being close by and an area I have not explored much, New Westminster seemed a good choice. There is an interesting vibe in New West, with it’s mixture of old and new and upscale and downtrodden. As I headed towards the …

Richmond Olympic Oval At Night

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The Richmond Olympic Oval is an impressive building with soaring arches and wood lined ceilings located along the Fraser River in Richmond. It was constructed for the speed skating competition at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics. Out front in the Water Sky Garden are two “sky lanterns” illuminated by adjacent lighting. Looking along the side of the building, the cantilevered …

On and Adjacent to Westham Island

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An area I haven’t explored before is the south Delta area along the Fraser River, including Westham Island. This time of year is perfect for exploring local sights given the shorter daylight and fickle weather. As you drive further west out of the community of Ladner, the more back in time the whole area feels. Here is one such sight, …

Morning and Evening at Stanley Park

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Recently I had the opportunity to photograph Stanley Park at sunrise and in the evening. For the morning shoot, Terry suggested that we photograph around the Brockton Point lighthouse to catch the sunrise prior to a club hike in West Vancouver. After that hike, my friend Jim suggested Stanley Park as the night location. It was interesting to work an …

PIMBY

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PIMBY, Photography In My Back Yard. One might consider so called backyard areas as either not having photographic potential or been over photographed. The reality is that having good knowledge of local areas through frequent visits allows a photographer to understand the various seasonal and lighting conditions. Being close by allows quick access when those conditions are just right. All …

Here and There in South Burnaby and Port Royal

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Here and there indeed as I rambled through various sites in south Burnaby and Port Royal last weekend. In search of fall colours, I took a walk through Burnaby’s Central Park on Saturday. While the vine maple there was mostly green, there were several patches that had turned orange to red. On Sunday, I walked through Byrne Creek Ravine Park …

Olympic Village and False Creek Night Views

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Located along the south shore of False Creek near the eastern end, Olympic Village provides numerous photographic opportunities within and adjacent to the village. In the heart of the village, is the Olympic Village Square with a set of changing coloured lights. While photographing the square, two people on powered stand-up scooters with tail lights wheeled through the scene, creating …