Killarney Lake, in Bowen Island looks this good on a hot summer afternoon.
What is it with flowers and Vancouver? They're everywhere!
On my way back home, I saw this beauty but I kept walking. Ten steps is the rule. If after ten steps, the image still lingers in my head, I turn around and take the picture.
It's been a while. I have been too busy making the move to Northern lands.
A warrior died.
Playing with some T-Shirt prints ideas. "Going feral, one step at a time" is a project I nest in my head in which -some day- I will be able to live in closer harmony with nature. Want to join the journey?
The last day of the year in Vancouver rose dark and cold. While I was at the Queen Elizabeth Park, it started to snow quite heavily. I climbed to the top of the hill where a small unmanned ferris wheel was turning its uninviting cold metal seats in the snowflake air (As I describe it now, I realize I should have filmed it with my phone camera. I mean, what an image!) The wheel was standing near the entrance of a circular building covered by a plexiglass dome. A sign read "OPEN" so I figured I'd enter if only to warm up a bit. The building (more on the Bloedel Conservatory: http://vancouver.ca/parks-recreation-culture/bloedel-conservatory.aspx) was filled with plants and birds. A tropical bubble in subarctic weather. I was introduced to macaw, parrots and cockatiel birds from the other side of the planet which seemed oblivious of whatever was going on outside.
I remember being at my friend's house, the sun was setting and from the yard, above the tree canopies, I could see a glimpse of what was about to take place that evening. I climbed into the car and drove to the nearby beach. By the time I got there, the sky was becoming fiery with pinks and oranges. I climbed to the truck's roof for a high point of view and shot away. This image is a study of the larger panoramic I will attempt to composite next.
This is a study for my oncoming image "In The Whale's Mind" I'm currently working on. Akule is a gregarious fish swimming the warm Hawaiian waters. It's shy so it is very rare to be able to get this close to it. Nah, it's all CG ;)
In the winter, long shadows shroud the sleepy Formentera island.
A piece of peaceful winter Mediterranean Sea. Formentera Island.Read More
Some of you -well- actually just one, asked me for a subscription option to get this blog's updates. Yesterday I struggled all day setting it up. Intricate stuff, but finally, here it is!
And Here's today's new image:
Yes, a test. In case you wondered, I am testing my new subscription feature. Still working out the kinks... Meanwhile, I hope you enjoy another Picture of the Mokulua. "Moku" means land surrounded by water and "lua" means twins or double in Hawaiian language. Roughly translates as Twin Islands, also referrered to as "The moks" or "Da moks" by the locals..
I plucked this leaf from a Gingko tree right across the steam clock in Gastown, Vancouver. Having spent the last year in Shanghai, I became familiar with this amazing Chinese tree. The gingko tree hasn't changed much genetically for over two hundred and seventy million years. A few of them survived the Hiroshima atomic bombing just a couple kilometers away from the blast. If you'd like to know more about this living fossil, click here.
- May 12, 2018 Cherries at the Boqueria May 12, 2018
- December 2017
- Oct 24, 2017 A red autumn leaf Oct 24, 2017
- Sep 5, 2017 Killarney Lake, in Bowen Island Sep 5, 2017
- August 2017
- June 2017
- January 2017
- December 2016
- November 2016
- Sep 11, 2016 A leaf on fire. Sep 11, 2016
- August 2016
- Jul 15, 2016 Kailua Clouds Jul 15, 2016
- June 2016