Thursday, March 28, 2013

2013 03 Mar 28 English Bay Twilight 01a

This photograph has been brought to you by the letter 'M'.

2013 03 Mar 26 English Bay 01a

English Bay Vancouver.

Stardate. March 26 2013.

Me? ... I think it looks like a huge sperm whale.

2013 03 Mar 28 Vintage Kodachrome 01a nn

21st Century English Bay Vancouver done in Vintage Kodachrome.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

2013 03 Mar 26 Shebba 02a

Shebba flexing in the afternoon sunshine.

Friday, March 22, 2013

2013 03 Mar 21 West End 02a

Beach and Thurlow meet in Vancouver's West End.

No fighting you two.

2013 03 Mar 21 West End 01a nn

Vancouver's West End soaks in the spring sunshine.

2013 03 Mar 21 Sunset Beach Spaceport 02a

That is one very nice launch.

Totally nominal.

2013 03 Mar 21 Super Weather 06a nn

I watched this cloud form most of the afternoon. A very meteorologically organic experience.

Clouds move at their own pace.

2013 03 Mar 21 Super Weather 04a nn

A stratocumulus thunderhead boils up from the Strait of Georgia west of Vancouver Canada.

2013 03 Mar 21 Sirrus 01a

Sirrus lost in thought.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

2013 03 Mar 21 Sunset Beach Spaceport 01a

The late afternoon Pac-North-NA microshuttle launches from the Sunset Beach Vancouver Space Port and heads out to low earth orbit.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

2013 03 Mar 16 Kits and Strait of Georgia 01ann

A pair of cloudlings heads south narrowly escaping the approaching fog bank.

2013 03 Mar 16 English Bay 01a

English Bay Vancouver on March 16th 2014 at 3:45 AM.

Day zero of the Sithid invasion from Epsilon Ceti.

Oh wait. I'm getting ahead of myself.

2013 03 Mar 18 Searching For Pan-STARRS 01ann

unfortunately this is not a shot of the comet Pan-STARRS. Sigh. The weather here in Vancouver the past 3 weeks has not been clear-sky-at-dusk/comet friendly. Grrr.

However, it is a rather cool shot of a noctoluminescent clouds. The blue ghost like wispy one in the middle left'ish part of the shot. The high flyers.

Clouds that live 70 to 90 KM above the earth. Half way to low earth orbit in fact. Where the International Space Station lives.

And the trail of a aircraft heading east.

Aperture of f/4.8, exposure time 3s, ISO-800 (Noise Ninja restored), 90mm zoom.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

2013 03 Mar 15 Sunset 01a

My 20 year old Manfrotto tripod and ball-mount still work as perfect and smooth as they did when I first bought the set.

I love German engineering.

2013 03 Mar 15 Vanier Park Cobalt Blue 01a

The north east tip of Kitsilano Vancouver, aka Vanier Park, goes all cobalt-blue one Friday evening.

What's up with that? I mean really.

Friday, March 15, 2013

2013 03 Mar 10 English Bay Power Sunset 04ann

Two ships passing in the later afternoon sun of the Strait of Georgia British Columbia.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

2013 03 Mar 04 Power Sunset 01a

West coast orange.

2013 03 Mar 04 False Creek Entrance 01a full

The entrance to False Creek Vancouver where still waters run shallow.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

2013 03 Mar 10 English Bay Power Sunset 02ann

The western limb of Kits Valley Vancouver mellowing in the late afternoon sunshine

2013 03 Mar 10 English Bay Power Sunet 01ann

Camelot clouds.

Clouds that you would expect to find as the backdrop to some imposing and overly articulated castle somewhere in the 12 century of England.

Friday, March 08, 2013

2013 03 Mar 08 False Creek Ferry 01a nn

Vancouver's Burrard Street Bridge basks in the thin winter sun.

2013 03 Mar 08 Seawall Stanley Park IR 03a

The westerly Seawall bend just before Third Beach in Stanley Park provides the forest survivors of many a nasty windstorm the best view in the city.

Sunset Beach - West End residents mostly. Best metal sculptures along the West End Seawall.

English Bay Beach (aka First Beach) - The cool kids, stone carvers and a bazillion tourists (on a sunny day).

Second Beach (the pool beach) - Metro Vancouver's family beach. Home to the ancient Beach Willows and the Air India memorial.

Third Beach - To paraphrase Grace, the principle's secretary in the movie Ferris Bueller's Day Off "Oh, it's a very popular beach Ed. The sportos, the motorheads, geeks, sluts, bloods, wastoids, dweebies, dickheads - they all adore it. They think it's a righteous beach."

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

2013 03 Mar 02 Stormy English Bay Afternoon 08ann

Winter's blush.

2013 03 Mar 02 Stormy English Bay Afternoon 07ann

Pedal to the metal.

2013 03 Mar 02 Stormy English Bay Afternoon 05a

A Coast Guard hovercraft tows in a weekend warrior to False Creek Vancouver on a stormy Saturday afternoon.

2013 03 Mar 02 Stormy English Bay Afternoon 04a

Winter shows little urge to give Spring a chance as it churns over English Bay Vancouver early in March.

No way man. Dark and brooding is so in.

2013 03 Mar 02 Sirrus Lounging 01a

Sirrus hanging out in the mid afternoon cloudy sunshine of last Saturday, March 2.

New day, same comfy foot stool.

Could you get me a treat since you're up?