Thanks to BC Ferries for hosting Stream of Dreams Murals Society festivals at their ferry terminals today!
I got to take part in the event at Horseshoe Bay, and it was a blast.
We engaged folks in conversation about maintaining healthy watersheds, and had them paint Dreamfish that will eventually be installed as a mural at the terminal.
All drains lead to fish habitat!
Spent several hours on this sunny day photographing architecture and people around Canada Place in downtown Vancouver. My wife Yumi met me there after work, and treated me to dinner at Happa Izakaya — thanks!
Here are a few shots:
When your work mind wakes you up at 3:30 am on a Saturday morning, you check on the snow in south Burnaby before heading back to bed. Converted to B&W.
I took a pre-dinner walk around Byrne Creek ravine in south Burnaby, and though the rain had slowed to a drizzle the amount of water roaring through the creek was impressive.
There were great gaggles of homo sapiens sapiens photographerensis on the Boundary Bay dyke near 72nd today.
This is fast becoming an international destination for nature photogearheads. There must have been nearly half a million dollars of photo gear on the dyke today.
And this is what had all the photogs salivating today — likely the same short-eared owl that I shot there a week or two ago. This owl ought to get an agent and start cashing in .
I was the event photographer again this year at the Edmonds Festival of Lights in SE Burnaby, BC. Great fun!
You can see my Flickr album here.
Fun shooting photos at the annual summer BBQ put on by local MLA Raj Chouhan and MP Peter Julian.
Flickr album here.
Our SPCA adult rescue Choco with Yumi — we got Choco from the Burnaby SPCA in August 2005.
I just went upstairs to get a drink and there they were, with Yumi wearing her SPCA “Ask Me About My Cat(s)” T-shirt
Despite being a Nikon SLR/DSLR user for over 40 years, I’ve always been partial to Canon point-and-shoots, particularly the Elph series for their teeny size and good quality.
I carry a camera 99% of the time, and the Elph series is shirt pocketable, if that’s a word. Yeah, yeah, I know the world has moved on to cell phones, but I still like a quality optical zoom and the ability to use various exposure modes.
My last Elph series, a 520HS, has been carried daily for several years, and has been battered and bruised. The nail in its coffin was a scratch on the lens that’s become an irritant.
So I’ve upgraded to a Canon SX720HS that was on sale for $110 off through the Canon Canada website. I got my eager fingers on it today, and am impressed, though a bit disappointed in how much larger it is. More like a cargo-pant pocket camera, or I could put the included case on my belt and look even more the nerd : -).
But then again, the 720’s capabilities are a fair jump beyond the 520’s, so it’s a more than fair trade-off.
The retiring 520 and the new 720:
Another gorgeous day in BC’s lower mainland. Today’s birds ‘n blossoms are from the Stewart Heritage Farm area in south Surrey, BC.
Eating bud — that’s BC bud! : -)