Yaletown Condo

I like Thomas Hawk’s photography which has a lot of buildings at odd angles. This not so much, but I’m intrigued by the regular pattern of lines in the architecture. This photo is from the Yaletown section of Vancouver and I know that because the name of the subway stop nearby is Yaletown Roundhouse. A place where the rail roundhouse operated in ages past and now a trendy section of town. But then, when it comes to Vancouver, pretty much every section of town is trendy. It’s a trendy city.
Yaletown Condo
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Cambie Night

This is looking down towards the Cambie Bridge across Vancouver at night. What I like most is the size of the mountains in the back. Coming from a flat place like Florida I can never get enough of the huge mountains surrounding Vancouver. In any case, this epitomizes this city; always busy, full of life, yet surrounded by the big beautiful Canadian Rockies.
Cambie Night
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Chef Boyardee

This is not Chef Boyardee, although it’s the first thing that came to mind when I saw this on a back alleyway in the south side of Vancouver. I don’t think there was even a restaurant on this building but I thought it was cool in contrast to the gritty alley. I’ve started noticing a lot more street art and appreciate the creativity that goes into it. Art is everywhere, and we just have to stop and look, which is sometimes harder than it sounds.
Chef Boyardee
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The Whole Shebang

I call this the whole shebang because this has a bunch of my favorite elements all in one shot. On this evening the rain has stopped long enough to give a hint of sunset over False Creek in Vancouver. The rowing crew had just finished and as I approached I noticed that several other photographers were here for this shot as well. I briefly chatted with one photographer who was from Germany, and boy was he serious. But then I can appear serious also well when I have fading light. If I’m “in the zone” trying to make the best of those in-between minutes before nightfall, someone might remark that I’m too serious. In any case, I suspect there is a similar photo in Germany, taken from about the same spot with a lightly more serious look and feel.
The Whole Shebang
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Burrard and Pender

The corner of Burrard and Pender is in the business district of Vancouver and so there are fewer people walking around at night. This night was rainy so even fewer were out as I stood in the shelter of a building to compose this. What attracts me to night photography are the lights which transform a location into something completely different and the relative calm of the setting, depending of course on the location. I could stay out all night composing shots, alas have a day job.
Burrard and Pender
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Stepping Stones

This fountain can be found along the Coal Harbor section of Vancouver. It’s unique in that it has stepping stones such that you can walk right through the fountain, almost like a stream in an urban setting. I found it quite peaceful, however the night I was there a young man on his stunt bike was hopping from stone to stone on one wheel. Probably not what the architects had in mind, but I was impressed nonetheless.
Stepping Stones
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