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 …

Byrne Creek Ravine Park in Detail

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I find that close-up and intimate landscape photography is less about the location, and more about the compositions and lighting available. With the chance of rain and partial cloud today, I decided to stay local and work the available light in Byrne Creek Ravine Park, nestled between the urban residential and commercial areas in southeast Burnaby. With the recent rains, …

Century Gardens Burnaby

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At this time of the year, the colours are plentiful at the Century Gardens located in Deer Lake Park. This small garden is set between the Shadebolt Centre and the Burnaby Art Gallery and has an extensive set of Rhododendron shrubs and other flowering shrubs. The Ceperley House, home of the Burnaby Art Gallery is a beautiful craftsmen home surrounded …

Signs of Spring 2018

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And by signs of spring, I don’t mean the insistent rain of late. I’m referring to the berry bushes budding out the first vibrant green leaves, the cherry blossom trees blooming, and the rhododendron trees blooming. On both Saturday and Sunday afternoon the rain stopped for several hours in central Metro Vancouver. With the mountain regions under heavy clouds and …

Water Was The Theme

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Whether that was flowing, covering, or rising into a cloud, water was certainly the theme on Saturday. I started off at Noons Creek on the boundary of Port Moody and Coquitlam. The overcast conditions were perfect for capturing the delicate highlights in the flowing water and with the recent precipitation, I thought the creek would have some good flow in …