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Telephone Line

December 30, 2009 2 comments

So, recently I have been spending a ton of time in Vancouver, BC. One of the things I have noticed there that you dont see as often in the states is that there are phone booths. There are the real totally enclosed ones and these street ones. I had been driving past this particular booth for months. Its on East Hastings in a REALLY bad part of town. I liked the color of the shot as well as the texture of the booth itself.  So, one night I went out and decided to suffer the cold and the wind and take a shot. In this particular shot there is a bus going buy. It was a 2.5 second exposure so I could get the color while not overexposing the shot and losing the detail.

A phone booth in Vancouver, BC

Telephone Line

As always…. comments and feedback are appreciated.

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A night with my son

This Christmas my son got a new Nikon Camera. Much like religion, the age old favorite tool of photograph has been passed down. On the 28th my son and I went out to the Seattle International Airport and shot the new mass transit station and the SeaTac parking garage. We were out, shooting at night and loving every second of it.

The following are the two pictures I took while out.

The SeaTac Parking Garage Ramps

The SeaTac Parking Garage Ramps

The SeaTac Parking Garage Ramps

The SeaTac Parking Garage Ramps

And two from my son

The SeaTac Parking Garage

The SeaTac Parking Garage

SeaTac Sky Bridge

SeaTac Sky Bridge

All in all this was a great night. We had a blast (FROZE!!) but it was fun. I am really looking forward to what it is he is going to take next.

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Vancouver City Hall

December 11, 2009 2 comments

I was recently commissioned to shoot an architectural shot of the Vancouver City Hall Building in BC. Designed by Architect, Fred Townley, the building was started (and finished) in 1936.  From an Architectural style perspective this building is very “Art Deco” with hints of the Modern Architectural movement that Corbusier founded seen throughout the structure.

I was real happy to be commissioned for this shot. Had my clients not asked I would have never seen this excellent example of Architecture from this era.

Vancouver City Hall

Vancouver City Hall

The shot itself was hard to get. The building is on a very populated corner with a great deal of construction going on. Naturally, anytime you shoot a public structure (during your lunch hour) there are people that will wonder in and out of the frame. The building is nicely situated on its site and offers many interesting views. However, there is a great deal of signage, cars in front and sculpture in front of the building. Since editing these items out would take a LONG time, I decided at the last minuet (well… once it started raining really) to get a close shot. So, I walked back 15 feet from the main entrance and laid flat on my back with a 17mm lens and shot virtually straight up. The goal was to capture the essence of the Architecture and let the trees frame the image to compensate for what was a blown out sky.

I think it works…. what do you think..?

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Harbour Centre

December 6, 2009 2 comments

This last week the good folks at Harbour Center in Vancouver, BC gave me roof level access to shoot some panoramic photography. Now… let me start off by saying I AM SCARED TO DEATH OF HEIGHTS… but this isn’t the first time I have attempted to conquer my fear and go some place ridiculous to get a good shot.

This shot was taken from the roof of the building. I used a 400 mm lens, so the full height of the tower isn’t fully appreciated in this shot, but the view and unobstructed access over the tops of many other buildings is what makes this shot work.

Harbour Centre - Man what a view !

Harbour Centre - Man what a view !

Vancouver really is a beautiful city. The people are great, the country is fantastic and there is some absolutely beautiful scenery to take in while there. As always, comments on my work are SINCERELY appreciated.

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