Friday, February 26, 2010


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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

SunsetBeach IR Feb 19 2010_DSC1601

Here's a photo in Infra Red light of Sunset Beach in downtown Vancouver. This was taken right at the cusp of the transition between our winter and spring and during the 2010 Winter Olympics. As luck would have it most of the thousands upon thousands of vistors to Vancouver for the games skipped exploring the West End.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

2010 Olympic Ski Jumping 16 Forest 02 Feb 12 2010_DSC0038

The mists during the Olympic ski jumping preliminaries were pretty spectacular. Occasionally the sun would attempt to burn some of the fog off but never succeeded.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

2010 Olympic Ski Jumping 17 Stairway to Heaven Feb 12 2010_DSC0042

I love this shot on several levels. First off the stairs look deadly and I think walking to the top should be an Olympic event all by itself. Second I love the grouping of the crowd near the entrance to the stairway. They are not queuing up to walk up the stairs (to get to the cool seats maybe?) but it's hard to think otherwise looking at the shot.

Monday, February 15, 2010

2010 Olympic Ski Jumping 12 Balloon Camera_DSC0019

Ever wonder how TV networks get those impossibly cool vantage points for their wide-field shots? Balloons. :)

Sunday, February 14, 2010

2010 Olympic Ski Jumping 05 Feb 12 2010 Mike_DSC0006

Cool dudes in loose moods getting ready for the pre-qualification run of the 2010 Winter Olympic ski jumping up at the Whistler Olympic Park in beautiful British Columbia Canada.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

2010 Olympic Ski Jumping 06 Feb 12 2010 Top of Hill_DSC0011

The 'launch platforms' for the two ski jumping runs at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics Park at Whistler BC. This photo was taken during the preliminary qualification runs on Feb 12 2010. A fantastic day.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Vectoral Elevation Feb 08 2010_DSC9912

The 2010 Winter Olympics Vectorial Elevation light sculpture in action. Located at the entrance to False Creek in downtown Vancouver the sculpture is programmed, in 12 second configurations, by thousands from around the world. All you need is an Internet connection ( ) and a 3D creative edge and you can paint the night sky of Vancouver.

As of the moment in time I uploaded this photo the Vectorial Elevation web site had nearly received its 10 million'th hit and to date over 8,000 user submitted designs had been displayed. And we're still a day away from the opening of the 2010 Winter Olypmics. :)

Vectorial Elevation Feb 10 2010_DSC9931

Here's a portrait-wide-angle shot that nicely shows the height that the sculpture can achieve.

Thursday, February 04, 2010

Vectorial Elevation Jan 30 2010 01_DSC9626

Here's a wider angle shot taken during the initial testing of the Vectorial Elevation light sculpture at the entrance to False Creek in Vancouver Canada. The event will go live in 60 minutes or so (Feb 04 2010 at 18:00 Pacific) and I expect a billion or so pictures will soon flood Flickr of the display. Thus my last hour to be 'original'. :)

For more information on this unique sculpture and event point the browser of your choice at . On this site you can get live web-cam views of the display in action (dawn to dusk) as well as register and create your own 10s to 15s display.