Monthly Archives: September 2014

Along the Fraser River

I was up early this morning to take images at Finn Slough which was founded by Finnish settlers who came to Richmond in the 1880s. Most of these residents made a good living from fishing and became local landowners. I always find something interesting to photograph and this morning was no exception.





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Mount Shuksan

Mount Shuksan in North Cascades National Park on a beautiful day in September. When I took this image, I waited until there was no wind to get a nice reflection of the mountain in the lake. Some colourful Paddle-Tailed Darner dragonflies seemed very curious about me, my tripod and camera.


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The Fringe Festival

DSC_0680The Vancouver Fringe Festival has been taking place in September. I’ve seen some amazing one man shows and have been impressed with the talent of the actors. The Fringe has a wonderful policy of no latecomers.

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Street Art – ‘Giants’

“ Every city needs art and art has to be in the middle of the people ” – OSGEMEOS

Ocean Concrete had its six grey concrete silos transformed into a piece of public art by some Brazilian street artists. Os Gemeos are identical twin brothers from Sao Paolo. Each silo is 21 metres high and the project for the Vancouver Biennale cost $126, 250.00.


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The End of Summer

It’s Labour Day in Canada and today I was thinking about my summer. I was very fortunate to visit Iceland and the Faroe Islands, even though the weather wasn’t so great for taking images. The photo below is a self portrait I took with my tripod, camera and self-timer in Iceland on the beach at Jokulsarlon. I went to sleep at midnight and woke up at 4:00 a.m. to find the black volcanic beach covered in huge pieces of ice. The North Atlantic waves wash the icebergs up on shore and as the tide falls their stranded on the beach. There was no one else around and it was a bit surreal walking and taking images amongst these beautiful pieces of ice. The ice is over a thousand years old and because it has been in the glacier under such tremendous pressure, there is no air in the ice, which is why it’s so crystal clear. The oldest ice also tends to be the bluest in colour.


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