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The night of the “super moon” a couple of weeks ago, I went down to False Creek to take some photos. I don’t have a long lens that would allow me to zoom in on the moon, so instead I enjoyed the beautiful evening and photographed the area as the daylight faded. The moonrise was beautiful but the moon itself is just a small element in some of my photos. (Click photos to see larger versions.)
I see it’s been a few weeks since I posted anything … here are just a few recent photos from the neighbourhood. More to come soon, I promise! (Click photos to see larger versions of them.)
The city at night is one of my favourite photographic subjects. I love the contrast of the bright lights on signs and vehicles and in shop windows with the dark of the dusk and night sky.
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I’ve been trying a little bit of street photography – candid images of daily life, strangers going about their business in public places – and find it enjoyable, though my tendency is more to include a person as an element in a composition, rather than to take a photo of the person. (This distinction may be irrelevant to everyone else … but makes sense to me!) I am hesitant to intrude on people’s privacy, so have been trying this type of photography only in busy tourist areas where most people have cameras and those who are there are aware that they may end up in various photographs. Vancouver’s Granville Island is ideal for this because it offers interesting buildings and industrial spaces as well as a lively market where you can see all sorts of tourists, local residents and art students.
As always, click photos to see larger versions of them.
I love wandering around my part of Vancouver, the east side. Recently I enjoyed a long stroll with my dear friend Teresa McCarthy (of One Wet Foot fame). We visited the Equinox Gallery’s Project Space to view the retrospective show of works by one of my favourite photographers, Fred Herzog. (The show is free and has been extended until 28th April. I really recommend you stop by.)
As we walked, we encountered various interesting subjects including construction sites, the SkyTrain, and Ken Lum’s Monument for East Vancouver.
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Teresa pointed out that while these signs are clearly displayed, nobody seems to obey them. We saw no trick cyclists at all, which was the day’s one disappointment.
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