Southside Sunset

Rick Architecture, Sunset, Vancouver 0 Comments

Sometimes when I’m walking around looking for things to take photos of I can draw a blank. However when I looked up at this building in Vancouver the last rays of the day reflected off the face giving it this glow. By itself, the building is not that remarkable, but the sunset elevated it to the status of a photo opportunity. At least that’s my story and I’m sticking to it.
Sometimes when I'm walking around looking for things to take photos of I can draw a blank. However when I looked up at this building in Vancouver the last rays of the day reflected off the face giving it this glow. By itself, the building is not that remarkable, but the sunset elevated it to the status of a photo opportunity. At least that's my story and I'm sticking to it.
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Gazebo

Rick Florida, HDR, Sunset 0 Comments

Recently I posted another shot of the beach from inside this Gazebo. The structure had just been built as part of the Tortuga Inn Beach Resort in Bradenton Beach, Florida. In any case I thought the design of it pretty cool, the kind of place I could see hosting a Florida wedding reception, complete with sunset and Jimmy Buffet music.
Recently I posted another shot of the beach from inside this Gazebo. The structure had just been built as part of the Tortuga Inn Beach Resort in Bradenton Beach, Florida. In any case I thought the design of it pretty cool, the kind of place I could see hosting a Florida wedding reception, complete with sunset and Jimmy Buffet music.
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Mote Sunset

Rick Florida, HDR, Sarasota, Sunset 0 Comments

This is a shot of the sunset near the Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota, Florida. The Mote is a marine research facility in Sarasota Florida. They are generally making news regarding rescues of Manatee or other sea mammals as well as habitat and ecology of the seas. The evening I took this I saw a shark swim by and after I got over the shock I realized it probably wasn’t so unusual, the waters of the Gulf are teaming with all kinds of life and ecosystems. Lucky for us we have scientists and volunteers at the Mote dedicated to researching and preserving it.
This is a shot of the sunset near the Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota, Florida. The Mote is the main marine research facility in the area. They are the main experts on marine life in the region, generally in the news regarding rescues of Mantee or other sea mammals. The evening I took this I saw a shark swim by. After I got over the shock I realized it probably wasn't so unusual, the waters of the Gulf are teaming with all kinds of life and ecosystems. Lucky for us we have scientists and volunteers at the Mote dedicated to researching and preserving it.
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Vancouver Night

Rick Landscape, Night Photography, Urban, Vancouver 0 Comments

This is Vancouver as viewed from Portside Park. I got the idea for this shot from a small painting which hangs in the bathrooms at the Hilton hotel in Burnaby. I think it was painted from roughly the same location. The small park is wedged between the harbour and the rail yard and it took me a while to figure out how to get here on foot. Once I did, I found myself walking through a small field at night and ended up tripping in the dark. Fortunately I had the presence of mind to use my head to soften the blow to my heavy camera. A little scratched up but with camera intact, I managed to get this shot looking back on Vancouver at night.
This is Vancouver as viewed from Portside Park. I got the idea for this shot from a small painting which hangs in the bathrooms at the Hilton hotel in Burnaby. I think it was painted from roughly the same location. The small park is wedged between the harbour and the railyard and it took me a while to figure out how to get here on foot. Once I did, I found myself walking through a small field at night and ended up tripping in the dark. Fortunately I had the presence of mind to use my head to soften the blow to my heavy camera. A little scratched up but with camera intact, I managed to get this shot looking back on Vancouver at night.
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Lost Lagoon 4

Rick HDR, Landscape, Sunset, Vancouver 0 Comments

The reason I call this “4” is because I’ve taken three other shots from this same location. I try not to repeat myself, but on occasion I can’t help it. I took this night before last when walking back to my hotel through Stanley Park in Vancouver. The path was pretty much deserted, and I found out why after I setup, lots of mosquitos. In any case, this is a typical evening glow that residents of this city enjoy. No wonder everyone is so mellow here.

I've taken three other shots from this same location. I try not to repeat myself, but on occasion I can't help it. The path around the lake was pretty much deserted, and I found out why after I setup, lots of mosquitos. In any case, this is a typical evening glow that residents of this city enjoy. No wonder everyone is so mellow here.
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Urban Garden

Rick Urban, Vancouver 0 Comments

In certain neighborhoods of Vancouver can be found urban gardens where residents work with the soil to produce vegetables or just beautiful flowers. The gardens have little plots, each uniquely representing the labor of the local gardener. As someone who walks through this city, I really enjoy the energy that comes from these little havens in the concrete jungle.
In certain neighborhoods of Vancouver can be found urban gardens where residents work with the soil to produce vegetables or just beautiful flowers. The gardens have little plots, each uniquely representing the labor of the local gardener. As someone who walks through this city, I really enjoy the energy that comes from these little havens in the concrete jungle. Follow link to obtain a limited edition print of this photo.

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Fort De Soto Lookout

Rick Florida, Landscape, Sunset, Tampa 0 Comments

This is a lookout used by spotters for the mortar battery used during the Spanish American War. Now I think the only thing you might look out for is a passing cruise ship or the sunset. Fort De Soto Park has camping, trails, kayaking, bike paths, and wind sailing to name just a few. However, the four legged members of our family like the dog park and beach where they can frolic in the waves on a hot day.
This is a lookout used by spotters for the mortar battery used during the Spanish American War. Now I think the only thing you might look out for is a passing cruise ship or the sunset. Fort De Soto Park has camping, trails, kayaking, bike paths, and wind sailing to name just a few. However, the four legged members of our family like the dog park and beach where they can frolic in the waves on a hot day.
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Residence Inn Lobby

Rick Architecture, HDR 0 Comments

This is the lobby of the Residence Inn in Vancouver. I only stayed here once but my first impression was that “it’s not your father’s” Residence Inn. Apparently it was recently renovated and the rooms where all state of the art, very clean and modern. Late one night when I came in from a photo walk I took this while the lobby was empty. I think I caught the hotel manager by surprise as I setup my tripod. In any case, once I got the picture I headed up to my room to use the state of the art microwave to make a bag of popcorn.
This is the lobby of the Residence Inn in Vancouver. I only stayed here once but my first impression was that
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