Monday, December 30, 2013

2013 12 Dec 28 Gulf Island Sunset 01a

And yes ... I did compose this shot mostly with the aspect ratio of my Facebook cover photo in mind. 851 pixels wide and 315 pixels tall.

Makes me feel ... dirty ... but in a good way.


Saturday, December 28, 2013

2013 12 Dec 26 Vancouver Mixed 12a

Vancouver's Burrard Street bridge and the entrance to False Creek blush rosy pink in a boxing day sunset on Dec. 26 2013.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

2013 12 Dec 26 Strait of Georgia Fog lings 06a

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Cloud dunes.

Strait of Georgia, due west of Vancouver Canada

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

2013 12 Dec 20 Twilight Snowfall 05a

Merry Christmas everyone at False Creek Ferries! You perpetually add much charm to my False Creek photo opportunities. Thanks!

Thursday, December 19, 2013

2013 12 Dec 18 Astronomical 08a

A high contrast Strait of Georgia sunset adds a painterly aspect to Vancouver in the foreground.

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English Bay moonset.

2013 12 Dec 18 Astronomical 05a

The moon sets on a stormy English Bay Vancouver Canada.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

2013 12 Dec 16 Mixed Bag 15a

The False Creek Marina at the entrance to False Creek in Vancouver's downtown core mellows in the afternoon sunset light.

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2013 12 Dec 16 Mixed Bag 09a

Warm sunshine spills down onto south Vancouver.

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Monday, December 16, 2013

2013 12 Dec 16 Mixed Bag 03a

Pardon me while I tweak your definition of awesome.

2013 12 Dec 16 Mixed Bag 01a

Sirrus and her pet ceramic alligator. An alligator forged 4 years before she was born.

Friends for life.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

2013 12 Dec 07 Sunny Saturday West End Mixed 05a

My favorite of this series. Mid right is the murder of crows heading SE to Burnaby. Classic Vancouver fall day. Magic light more often than not. This time thanks to the eye of an arctic outflow.

Clear skies = cold nights.

Cloudy skies = wet nights.

West coast fall and winter.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

2013 12 Dec 10 Snow Bay Color Max Cool

Manual white balance.

It's the cat's meow.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

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The English Bay sailboats regroup to consider their next move against the cargo tankers.

With the arrival of the fourth tanker things had ... changed. And not for the better.

2013 12 Dec 08 Christmas Tree Macro 01a

Merry Christmas one and all.

2013 12 Dec 05 Moon and Venus 01a zb

The Moon and Venus just past sunset over Kitsilano Vancouver.

Dual light trails compliments of dual approaches (from the west in this shot) into Vancouver's international airport - YVR.

2013 12 Dec 10 Snow Day IR 01a

Beach Avenue in Vancouver's West End on our first real snow day.

A dump of nearly 1 cm of snow with overnight temperatures dipping down to near -5'c. Gasp.

Meanwhile, thanks to satellite data, we've discovered that the temperature in Antarctica can dip to -92'c.

Which raises a few big questions. Chief among them being at -92'c how many seconds would it take for a double tall peppermint mocha to freeze solid? Faster than a macchiato?

2013 12 Dec 10 Snow Day IR 03a

Fresh Catch of the Day: Burrard Street Bridge in Vancouver Canada on our first snow day - Dec 10 2013 11:34 AM.

Brrrr. Get thee back to the mountains snow!

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

2013 12 Dec 03 Power Sunset 02a nn1

A wafer thin crescent moon lingers over the Strait of Georgia west of Kitsilano British Columbia.

Sunday, December 01, 2013

2013 12 Dec 01 Misty Sunset 01a

A misty sunset lingers as Vancouver moves from day into night.

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Heading south.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

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North by north west of Big Sky Country (Wyoming, Montana and Alberta) is the home of the Really Big Sky Country (British Columbia).

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2013 11 Nov 26 Seawall Power Walk 06a

A seagull, on Sunset Beach in Vancouver Canada's West End, stakes out the arc sculpture.

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While November 27 2013 was a mostly cloudy day in Vancouver the city was treated to a brief blast of sunshine right at sunset. Here's a mellow fall sunset over the gulf islands in the Strait of Georgia west of Vancouver.

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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

2013 11 Nov 23 Sunrise 04a

Burrard Bridge Vancouver Canada at sunrise.

2013 11 Nov 26 Seawall Power Walk 05a

Log-a-palloza. English Bay Beach Vancouver.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

2013 11 Nov 23 Sunrise 03a

I really like this shot. It's just what I saw.

2013 11 Nov 24 Sunrise 02a

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A crisp Vancouver morning with high cirrus clouds greats the early Sunday risers November 24 2013.

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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

2012 11 Nov 15 Cypress Mt Lookout 01a

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2013 11 Nov 19 Blustery Day 03a

Vancouver Canada's Sunset Beach on a particularily blustery (40 km/hr winds) day. Just right of dead center is the Burrard Street bridge which (so sad :( ) frames one of two beached sailboats I saw while walking the Seawall today.

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2013 11 Nov 19 Blustery Day 02a

Ouch. :(

A sailboat lost of its moorings grinds the rocks near English Bay Beach during a particularity stormy day in Vancouver Canada.

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Sunday, November 17, 2013

2013 09 Sept 13 Hazey Afternoon 01a nn2

Granville Street and 4th Avenue, in Vancouver's South, come to an ... understanding.

Dog days of summer - Sept 13 2013.

2013 11 Nov 16 Foggy Sunrise 05a

Vancouver's Granville Street bridge reflects the morning sunrise.

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Saturday, November 16, 2013

2013 11 Nov 16 Foggy Sunrise 01a

Just as the sun rises a blast of pink highlights the light bay fog rolling across Vancouver Canada.

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Thursday, November 14, 2013

2013 11 Nov 12 Mixed Bag 01a

Looking like a masterpiece created in the 16th century Flemish style English Bay Vancouver glows warmly in the setting sun.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

2013 11 Nov 13 Mixed Bag 01a

Vancouver's West End.

Excluding the expensive bits.

In the back-back-background are the North Shore mountains, Cypress Mt. in this case and Vancouver's residential North Shore and West Van. suburbs.

Back-background is the Lion's Gate Bridge (mid far right). A photographer magnet. ... Like moths to a flame.

Background is Stanley Park. Just over a thousand acres (400 hectares) of second growth (100+ years) forest. Fresh pine scent at no additional charge.

Foreground is the West End of Vancouver.

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Granville Island Market settles into the evening.

Cool slow mo rev 01 - CSM01

White Balance at 2400'K, 5 +/- 1 f/stop sequence, HDR composited then warmed during post processing. Sort of like double casking scotch.


Sunday, November 10, 2013

2013 11 Nov 10 Post Sunset 02

The False Creek Granville Island marina on a chilly fall evening.

2013 10 Nov 10 Sunrise 01a

English Bay sunrise - Sunday Nov. 10 2013.

Peach fuzz.

2013 11 Nov 10 Post Sunset 01a

Vancouver's H.R. MacMillan Space Center just past sunset on Sunday November 10 2013.

This is a new digital photography technique that I'm trying out. First I super cool the white balance on my camera down to 2500K. This is as low as my Nikon D300 will go and filters out much of the zombie-orange color cast that modern street lights create. I then take 5 exposures (on a tripod) from 1.3 seconds to 20 seconds in length (at f/6.3 in this case). I then merge these 5 images into one high dynamic range image and post process that image in yet in another program.

A lot of work but the results are worth it. Imaging having a pair of night vision goggles that could give you a color image like this?

Sunday, November 03, 2013

2013 10 Oct 24 English Bay Afternoon Fog 21a

My first TV series photo-bomb.

In the back is camera and sound.

Next are our three actors.

Then comes the requisite Vancouver PD cruiser, lights on, cop A 'chatting' with cop B.

Next is the scene's curious but distant 'person walking by in the background' walking by in my foreground.

Then there's me taking the picture.

My guess is the series being shot is the ever excellent sci-fi show 'Continuum'. Many movies and TV shows are shot in Vancouver but 'Continuum' is one of the few that includes Vancouver clearly in its plot. Worth a watch if you're into sci-fi with a time travel twist. Two thumbs up.

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Oblivious to the foggy fall a solitary Canada goose nibbles on the salad bar at English Bay Beach.

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A source of a never ending compositional opportunities Sunset Beach's 217.5 Arc 13 sculpture reaches for a fog shrouded sun.

Saturday, November 02, 2013

2013 10 Oct 27 HDR Sunset 01a

Venus chases the sun into the western sky over Kitsilano Vancouver and the Strait of Georgia.

2013 10 Oct 29 Kits Sunset 01a

Fall sunsets. Brief but spectacular.