Steveston

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One of the areas I like to visit on occasion is Steveston. There are always interesting items to photograph including the fishing boats, the preserved Gulf of Georgia Cannery, and even some interesting buildings. It seems that in Metro Vancouver most of the old gas stations are long gone. I had walked past this station before but on this visit …

Nelson Creek Canyon

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Perhaps you have noticed that I “bounce” between architectural/industrial photography and natural landscape photography? It seems this summer that I have been more interested in the former, but on Saturday it was time to return to the latter. With overcast conditions, it was a perfect opportunity to photograph a portion of the Nelson Creek Canyon in West Vancouver. The large …

Lower Hollyburn Ramble

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This past Saturday a friend and I walked the trails around the lower Hollyburn area in Cypress Provincial Park and the upper Brothers Creek area. We made a loop out of those trails and covered some 17 kilometres, photographing the various features, and as a side attraction, sampling the abundant blueberries. I had not been into this area before so …

Expressionism and Abstraction July 2019

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In a change from my usual articles which are strictly location based, this will be the first of what I expect to be a regular monthly feature highlighting expressionism and abstract photography and my development in that. The recent workshop in which I learned the skills for expressionism was truly eye opening and I want to ensure that I continue …

Closeups in the Hood

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I had a productive Sunday morning wandering around the neighbourhood capturing closeups of the flowers and other interesting items. I started off in the City in the Park gardens and captured the roses with moisture still on them from the overnight watering. The gardens are paved in square and rectangular blocks and with my wide angle lens, it forms an …

Surrey Central

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An area I have wanted to photograph for some time is the area around the Surrey Central Skytrain station. There are some interesting architectural buildings including the City Centre Library, the SFU Sustainable Energy and Environmental Engineering building, and the SFU Surrey Campus and adjoining buildings. The rain on Saturday finally stopped mid-afternoon so this seemed a perfect time to …

Pattullo to Alex Fraser

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Along the Fraser River from the Pattullo Bridge to the Alex Fraser Bridge, there are several interesting pocket sized parks with views of those bridges and the Fraser River, along with walking paths. Brownsville Bar Park, located on the south-east side of the Fraser River in Surrey, has impressive views of the three crossings here; the 1937 Pattullo Bridge for …

Form and Reflection In Downtown Vancouver

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I had a very enjoyable walk through the downtown Vancouver recently, photographing the various sights there. While I enjoy photographing natural settings, my other interest is architectural photography. I like the strong compositional line and the reflection from the glass wall in this composition of the Parq Vancouver. Even the traffic arrows add to the flow, as does the Zhang …

Here and There in the West Fraser Valley

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Over the last few weeks I have explored various areas in the western Fraser Valley . This is really the first year that I have spent any time poking around here and I must say there are some interesting areas and vantage points. Devon Falls is tucked behind residential housing on the south-west side of Sumas Mountain. The conditions were …