Tuesday, April 30, 2013

2013 04 Apr 26 Sunset Beach 01ann

Sunset Beach Vancouver shows off its love of foam circles.


2013 03 Mar 21 Georgia Strait Thunderhead IRHDR 02ann

A storm cell get's itself together over the Strait of Georgia between Vancouver Island and the BC mainland.

Superweather 2.0. Now in slate gray.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

2013 04 Apr 19 West Van Sunset 01a

A blast of sunshine illuminates the clouds of Howe Sound just north of West Vancouver.

2013 04 Apr 24 Bard on the Beach 01a

The Bard on the Beach Shakespearean performance venue at Vanier Park in Kitsilano Vancouver begins to take shape.

Nice porta-potty per person ratio (1:1) for the construction site. Now that's class.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

2013 04 Spr 23 False Creek Ferry 01a

Alligator gold.

2013 04 Apr 21 Van Sun Run Afternoon 01a

Last weekend Vancouver had their largest yearly race - the Sun Run.

It's a huge event.

Along with the occasional eagle or two the race attracts 50,000 plus people who, huffing and puffing their way along the route run in the biggest 10k run in North America.

This year's race one was totally magical. The early morning of the day of the race arrives and the weather sucks. It's cold. The sky is overcast. Rain hast just died off but is still threatening a cold and wet return. Grrr.

Then, as if on queue, the rain stops. The clouds part, the sun blasts down on the Sun Run and, right on time the race starts.

Four hours later the run has ended and again magic happens. The sky becomes dark and brooding (this picture) and, to help out the street cleaners, the rain returns. Totally cool.

2013 04 Apr 23 Sirrus 01a

Sirrus loves her scratching pads. Great for working out the old claws and scratching the chin.

At the same time no less.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

2013 04 Apr 19 False Creek Ferry 01a

As the tide flows up False Creek a ferry arrives at the West End dock.

2013 04 Apr 19 Kitsilano 01a nn

Spring turns the fluffy dial to 11 in the urban burb of Vancouver's Kitsilano enclave.

2013 04 Apr 21 Vancouver Sun Run 14a

Vancouver's iconic Burrard Street Bridge thick with runners during the Vancouver Sun Run 2013.

2013 04 Apr 21 Vancouver Sun Run 07a nn

Every once and awhile, as a photographer, I find myself in exactly the right place at exactly the right time with exactly the right camera.

Here's a shot of aerodynamic beauty 32 floors above the 2013 Vancouver Sun Run.

2013 04 Apr 21 Vancouver Sun Run 02a

As if on queue a pair of eagles circles over the corner of Beach and Thurlow in Vancouver's West End as the annual Sun Run kicks into gear. Here's a close view of the female eagle being harrased by one of the local seaguls. The symbolism of the moment was, of course pretty much mind blowing. Mind blown. #mindblown

2013 04 Apr 21 Vancouver Sun Run 01a

A still Beach Avenue in Vancouver's West End at 8:16 AM on the day of the Vancouver Sun Run, our yearly 10 km marathon. This year's race being a poignant memorial to the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings. Come on blue sky!

Saturday, April 20, 2013

2013 04 Apr 16 Stanley Park 42b

A pair of ducks paddle around the warm waters of the south western edge of Lost Lagoon in downtown Vancouver's Stanley Park.

Friday, April 19, 2013

2013 04 Apr 16 Stanley Park 36a

A wooden foot bridge, close to Lost Lagoon in downtown Vancouver's Stanley Park, warms in the noon sunshine.

2013 04 Apr 16 Stanley Park 40a

A solitary turtle finds a warm rock as the western tip of downtown Vancouver reflects off the stillness of Lost Lagoon in Stanley Park.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

2013 04 Apr 16 Stanley Park BW 29a

On June 13 1886 what was then Vancouver quickly burned to the ground thanks to an out of control land clearing brush fire that ... well ... got out of control. The fire became known as "The Great Vancouver Fire" and proved to be a moment that, fortunately, has not been repeated.

127 years later a meandering walk through Stanley Park's rhododendron garden, even in black and white, proves that the city has recovered quite well thank very much.

2013 04 Apr 16 Stanley Park 18a

A pod of baby primordial wet coast ferns reaches for the spring sunshine in the Ted and Mary Greig Rhododendron Garden in Stanley Park Vancouver.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

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2013 04 Apr Stanley Park 12a

Lost Lagoons Twisted Sisters leisurely reach for the spring time sunshine.

2013 04 Apr 16 Stanley Park 10a

The north east corner of Lost Lagoon on a sunny Tuesday afternoon. Stanley Park Vancouver.

Hey! I found it guys! The lost lagoon you're looking for? It's right over here! :)

Friday, April 12, 2013

2013 04 Apr 11 02a

2013 04 Apr 11 02a by VancouverDoug
2013 04 Apr 11 02a, a photo by VancouverDoug on Flickr.

Canada's west edge.

2013 04 Apr 10 Sheba 01a

Sheba warming her butt and looking all over-the-top fluffly at the same time.

A feline multitask-er.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

2013 04 Apr 08 Clouds 01a nn cnx

Cobalt Blue basking in the warm spring sunshine.

2013 04 Apr 10 Eng Pay Pwr Sunset 02a

50 Shades of Sunset Beach

A passing weather front churns the shallows of Sunset Beach in Vancouver Canada's West End.

Thursday, April 04, 2013

2013 03 Mar 08 Seawall Stanley Park IR 05zb

Third Beach, Stanley Park. The cool beach.

Done in chilled cobalt blue. The new cool color. :)

Monday, April 01, 2013

2013 03 Mar 28 Sheba 01a

2013 03 Mar 28 Sheba 01a by VancouverDoug
2013 03 Mar 28 Sheba 01a, a photo by VancouverDoug on Flickr.
Sheba casts a curious eye at the camera guy.

"My, ... what a big lens you have camera guy."

"The better to photograph you with my dear."

2013 03 Mar 31 English Bay 01a

A mid morning spring day warms the cargo ships moored in English Bay Vancouver.