Time Slip

The day I took this I had to stay in my hotel room and work when I wanted to go out and take pictures. Nonetheless I got the idea to setup my camera and take multiple exposures throughout dusk and evening, this being the result. I was fortunate to have a nice view this week, usually I’m on a much lower floor looking at other buildings. This picture has multiple exposures combined, sunset on the top and evening on the bottom. I guess you can say I am moved time around to suit the shot.
The day I took this I had to stay in my hotel room and work when I wanted to go out and take pictures. Nonetheless I got the idea to setup my camera and take multiple exposures throughout dusk and evening, this being the result.  I was fortunate to have a nice view this week, usually I'm on a much lower floor looking at other buildings. This picture has multiple exposures combined, sunset on the top and evening on the bottom. I guess you can say I am moved time around to suit the shot.
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Lights From Above

This is the downtown section of Vancouver viewed from Grouse Mountain ski lodge. I’m not sure in what other North American cosmopolitan city folks have access to the slopes with public transit, but in Vancouver it’s not uncommon to see people standing at a bus stop with their snowboard or skis. This evening I took a tram and was rewarded with a spectacular view. While there I met other photographers and a poet from Brazil, it seemed everyone was inspired by the vista. I had no trouble using up two or three hours taking photos and enjoying the view.

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Olympic Fountain

By day this is a fountain. A few weeks ago I noticed huge flames coming out of it, which is when I realized this fountain is in fact the Olympic torch, …silly Florida guy. Nonetheless, I guessed something important must be up, so I grabbed my camera and headed down the street to get this shot.

I thought perhaps some Olympic delegation must be town for a meeting. I mean, they don’t light the Olympic flame for just anything, right? Later I asked someone at the hotel and it was explained rather matter-of-factly that if you have ten thousand dollars they’ll light it up for you. Really? The Olympic flame? Now, thinking back, as I was composing the shot, a gentleman and his wife walked out of an adjoining restaurant and into a waiting limousine right in front of the torch where I was standing. Just before the man stepped inside, he took one long look at the flame and remarked to his wife how bright it was in real life. If I didn’t know better, I might guess that he was the guy that paid to have this burn for his dinner. But that’s just my musing, such as it is.

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Table with a View

If you ever visit Vancouver, do yourself a favor and reserve a table at the Observatory Restaurant on top of Grouse Mountain. I can’t imagine a better location and even without wine the combination of view and fresh air is intoxicating. If it’s a clear night you’ll have a spectacular sunset followed by the glow of the city lights and ships moored in English Bay. I’m starting to sound like a travel brochure. I guess you can say I was impressed and this photo is my attempt to catch some of the magic of this unique location.
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Waterfall Hallway

There is a building in Vancouver that has a waterfall over a hallway leading from the lobby. On several occasions I’ve tried to capture it but I think the night exposure conveys the feeling of it best. It really does look like something out of this world, or perhaps something you might see at a Disney resort. In any case, I’m sure I’m not the first photographer to be captivated by this, …or the last.

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Night Light

Architecture in a city can be pretty dynamic. It gets to the point you walk right by something that could be remarkable without really noticing. Such is the case with this building. As I walk by this most days, it appears typical glass and concrete, I couldn’t even recall where it is, nondescript. One night however I walked by and thought, where did this come from? A few blue lights and it’s a different building, who’da thunk? Seems the more I stop to notice, the more I, well…, notice. Funny how that works. Makes for a more interesting day, or night, as the case may be.

Night Runner

In Canada¬†Harry Winston Jerome was named athlete of the century in 1971. In any case, I thought he (or his statue) would look good against the Vancouver skyline. Thus I proceeded to “paint” him with light during a two minute long exposure. Basically the technique calls for shining light on a subject to make it stand out against the night. However my first few attempts were, well…, failures. ¬†On my fourth and final attempt I went for broke and started waving my flashlight all over the statue like a madman, determined to make this work. Finally after about two minutes I turned around to close the shutter on my camera when I noticed a small group of people watching my odd antics in the dark. Let’s just say that at that moment I wished I had Harry Winston Jerome’s legs.