Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Foggy Sunset English Bay Vancouver 02 Oct 2010

Combine fog with a mid fall sunset over English Bay Vancouver and the effect is almost magical. Long shadows track across the top of the clouds as the sun sets behind the UBC campus off to the west.

Monday, October 25, 2010

08 Aug 06 2010 Manotick 034b.jpg

Part 3 - Manotick Lily. Without a doubt this collection has proven to be my favorite of this year (2010). I'd admired the lilies in front of sister's home for days while back in Ontario on vacation and knew they'd look awesome right after a rain. I was right and the hardest part was waiting for the afternoon rain storm to end before I could head out with my camera and photograph the lilies.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Foggy Planetarium Vanier Park Vancouver Oct 20 2010.jpg

Looking nearly like an Egyptian pyramid Vancouver's MacMillan space center and planetarium emerges from the fog at sunset. Suddenly I want to watch the movie "Stargate" again. :)

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Bay Fog at Beach and Thurlow Vancouver Oct 20 2010 from 1011 Beach DSC_6976_7_8.jpg

The corner of Beach Avenue and Thurlow Street in Vancouver's West End during a recent visit by our perennial visitor - the bay fog. As a photographer I love the bay fog. It adds nearly infinite compositional and lighting options to my craft.

Bay Fog English Bay Oct 20 2010 01_DSC_6964_5_6.jpg

Mid to late October, if we're lucky, English Bay in Vancouver gets this most fantastic fog. The air is moist enough and the temperature low enough to, every few hours, let this moist bank of air roll in to the city, chill (hey it's Vancouver) and cover use with this delicious fog. It's a very organic phenomena to the point that, with enough pot, the fog banks become almost alive. Fog rocks.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

English Bay Oct 19 2010.jpg

My first digital camera, the totally amazing Nikon CoolPic 950 had a gigantic 1 million pixels. Ten years later the 5 million pixel camera in my iPhone 4 captured this photo. My how times they are a changin'.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Nelson Park West End Vancouver Oct 10 2010

Nelson Park is pretty much the upper most geographical point in the the West End of Vancouver. Recently renovated it's a 'tranquil oasis in the midst of the chaotic maelstrom that is the heart of Vancouver". Actually, I only wrote that to see if Google Chrome could spell-check 'maelstrom' (it did). Downtown Vancouver being mostly residential is only a chaotic maelstrom when the Vancouver Canucks loose a Stanley Cup final or Canada's Olympic hockey team wins a gold medal ... and during the fire works festival. :)

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Six Trilliums - Pen and Ink - 1981

Drawn near Westport Ontario during a lazy, hazy spring after in the forest. The provincial flower of Ontario - the trillium.

I really think my many hours spent drawing nature scenes has helped with my compositional skills when it comes to photography. Nothing teaches you more about structure and form then starting at something for the 2 hours it takes to sketch it. :)

Saturday, October 02, 2010

Rain Sprinkled Lily

Rain Sprinkled Lily, originally uploaded by VancouverDoug.

Rain + thunder + flowers = A nice mix.

I'm working on the greeting card series for 2010 and this one is certainly a contender.