Friday, September 25, 2009

My Homees 01 Sept 25 2209_DSC8693

Colin, sis, Richard and Cam at the Inuk Shuk, English Bay in the west end of Vancouver BC.

The Shot 2009 Cam and Colin Whistler Sept 24 2009_DSC8598

Cam and Colin at 1,800 meters above sea level - Whistler Mt. - British Columbia Canada - +rep fashion coordination.

I love this shot on several levels. Number one being the depth of field. Number two being Cam and Colin. :)

OK ,,, nephews get number 1 but the DOF still rocks. :)

Yesterday and Today Whistler Sep 24 2009_DSC8597

Whistler Mt British Columbia Sept 24 2009. 1,804m ASL

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Whistler Roundhouse Lodge NX2 Sept 24 2009_DSC8596

Here's a mid alpine meadow (1,800 meters above sea level) near the Roundhouse Lodge on Whistler Mt. in BC. I forgot to bring my circular polarizer and used Capture NX/2 to bail me out.

Photo taken Sept. 24 2009

Whistler Snow Making Reservoir 1 of 3 Sept 24 2009_DSC8582

Ever wonder where they get the water to make all that artificial snow on Whistler Mt BC? Here are the details courtesy of a nearby sign:

"WARNING: Do not touch the perimeter ropes. You will experience an electric shock!

Snowmaking Reservoir.
This reservoir has a capacity of 12,000,000 gallons. It is one of three snowmaking reservoirs on Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains having a combined capacity of 36,000,000 gallons. The water in this reservoir is used for snowmaking operations on this mountain from the Roundhouse Lodge (1,850 meters elevation) to the valley base (670 meters elevation).

Whistler/Blackcomb has the longest vertical snowmaking terrain in North America.

Mountain wildlife are susceptible to slipping into the reservoir and then may be unable to escape. For this reason, to protect our wildlife, the perimeter is lined with electrified ropes to deter entry by the use of electric shock. The shock is not harmful to people or wildlife."

Shannon Falls Cam Mike Richard and Colin Sept 24 2009_DSC8542

Here's Cam, Mike, Richard and Colin at the base of Shannon Falls BC on Sept 24 2009. Looking very much like a mid '90s rock band on their 2009 Come Back Mega Tour .... sort of ... :)

Shannon Falls Mid Section Sept 24 2009_DSC8538

365 days per year Shannon Falls, just south of Squamish BC on the Sea to Sky highway that connects Vancouver to Whistler, never fails to deliver. Here's a shot of the mid section of the falls punched up a bit using Nikon's Capture NX/2 software.

Porteau Cove BC Mike and Richard Sept 24 2009_DSC8518

I love this shot. Here's Richard taking a picture of me taking a picture of him while Mike takes a picture of Richard. Not shown in the photograph is Colin taking a picture of me taking the picture of Richard while Mike takes his picture of Richard. After getting the shot (taken at Porteau Cove on the way up to Whistler BC) I commented to Colin that given the circular nature of the four photographs there was a good probability that we had disrupted the space::time continuum of that particular spot in our galaxy. :)

Stawamus Chief HDR NX2_DSC8680_1_2_3_4_5_6_tonemapped

At the base of the larger mountain way in the back is the Stawamus Chief. A massive 700 meter tall granite cliff that broods over the town of Squamish BC on the Sea to Sky highway. This is an HDR composite right at sunset September 24 2009.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Colin Cam and Richard Grouse Mt 01 Sept 23 2009_DSC1484

Infra Red shot of Colin, Cam and Richard up on Grouse Mt Vancouver - Sept 23 2009. One day I'm going to do a photo book of photographers taking pictures.

Cam Diane Colin and Richard Prospect Pt Vancouver Sept 22 2009_DSC8487

Here are Cam, Diane, Colin and Richard at Prospect Pt. in Stanley Park Vancouver on a spectacular fall day - Sept 22 2009. ... Even I was wearing a black t-shirt that day. :)

Monday, September 21, 2009

Colin Spanish Banks Vancouver Sept 21 2009_DSC8411

Here's my nephew Colin looking towards Pt Grey while at low tide out on Spanish Banks Vancouver. This nifty tidal zone is located on the south west corner of English Bay. We arrived just at the low point of the day tide. Very gooey.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Davie and Burrard Community Garden Sept 12 2009_DSC8338

On the north west corner of Davie and Burrard in downtown Vancouver you'll find a recent but wonderful addition to the urban landscape - a community garden complete with cozy covered fencing.