Expressionism and Abstraction November 2019

Chris Wright Photo Trips

Water Glass. An interesting composition created with multiple exposures and utilizing the way the overhead light reflects off the edge of the glass and the water. Interconnecting Roof Edges. The edge of a roof at UBC is replicated twice to form this study of shape and tone. Multi Dimensions in Concrete. At the UBC campus is a concrete platform set into a …

On The Beach at Pacific Spirit Regional Park

Chris Wright Photo Trips

Last Sunday a friend and I explored the beaches at the Pacific Spirit Regional Park, just below UBC. We descended the stairs from the Point Grey bluffs, down into the lifting fog. I liked this scene looking eastward down the beach at the dispersing fog. Looking in the opposite direction, this boulder filled beach extends off towards the north with …

Rock Solid Squamish

Chris Wright Photo Trips

We started off the visit to Squamish with a stop at Murrin Provincial Park, located just south of Squamish. Rock was certainly an ever present element throughout the day and one I was pleased to work with. We climbed up the steep trail that ascends a rocky bluff in dusk light hoping to capture some early morning lighting in the …

Expressionism and Abstraction October 2019

Chris Wright Photo Trips

Pierced Industrial Screen. I headed off to New Westminster in early October and I was very pleased to see an interesting building facade on a new parkade! With multiple exposures and a slight sideways shift for each exposure, the result is very compelling both in form, tone, and texture. Coloured and Illuminated Columns. This composition resulted from experimenting with a …

Here and There in Metro Vancouver October 2019

Chris Wright Photo Trips

It has been a busy month photographing at various sites around Metro Vancouver. Beyond the two mountain and forest outings, my trips have often times been centred around working on my expressionism and abstract compositions. Of course, on those outings I have also been capturing some representational photos including fall colours so it seemed easier to share those in one …

Creativity In The Garden

Chris Wright Photo Trips

I wanted to share some additional photos from a recent trip to the Queen Elizabeth Park in Vancouver. A few photos from that visit were included in the September Expressionism and Abstract article, but there were many more interesting compositions! You may recall the dreamscape image I posted of the Bloedell Conservatory roof. This first photo is a representational composition …

A Forest, a Mystery, and a Bluff

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Last Sunday a friend and I hiked the lower forested area of Mount Seymour near the headwaters of Mystery Creek, and then later in the day we hiked the ridge along the Suicide Bluffs trail. We started off on the CBC Trail, so named because it leads to the CBC broadcasting site. This area crosses the headwaters of Mystery Creek …

Expressionism and Abstraction September 2019

Chris Wright Photo Trips

As I started off this month looking for expressionism and abstract compositions, I will share that I had a nagging concern on how many more unique compositions I could find. This style of photograph is so new to me that I do sometimes wonder “how many more unique swirls and panning shots are there?”. I guess that is an unanswerable …

Steveston

Chris Wright Photo Trips

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 …