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Misty Morning Nov 16, 2022 Out and About & Color We are into foggy morning season here in Vancouver. Today was the second or third morning in a row with a (light) blanket of fog. It was a chance to Solar Charging Nov 1, 2022 Out and About & Color Sometimes an hour in the sun is all it takes to recharge your batteries. Jericho Beach this afternoon between 4 and 5 PM. Fujifilm X-T2 & Fujinon A Walk In The Rain Oct 30, 2022 Everyday & Out and About & Color Here in Vancouver, we had been spoiled by dry and sunny weather for the first month or so of Autumn. Things are back to normal now as the rains have QE Courts Oct 26, 2022 Out and About & Color I was out for a walk this morning and chose to mix it up with a new destination. I headed up to Queen Elizabeth Park and after walking around for a Camosun Bog? Oct 13, 2022 Out and About & Color The work week after a long weekend always seems extra busy. One less day to get the same amount of work done or so it seems. There was a natural Thanksgiving at the Beach Oct 10, 2022 Out and About & Color We had our feast earlier this weekend so I took advantage of the continued warm weather for a walk at Spanish Banks and Jericho Beach this evening. Getaway Cut Short Oct 2, 2022 Out and About & Color Christine and I booked this past week off for some much-needed downtime. We decided that rather than get on a plane we would take advantage of the Olympic Village Afternoon Sep 18, 2022 Monochrome & Out and About Christine and I spent a couple of hours enjoying the late summer afternoon in Olympic Village. We walked around the village but most of that time we Last Summer Saturday Sep 17, 2022 Monochrome & Out and About Today was a little cooler, cloudier and windier than we’ve been used to all summer. Autumn is definitely on the way. Still, it was a nice day to be Summer Haze, Color Edition Sep 12, 2022 Color & Out and About A few color versions from yesterday’s Summer Haze photos. The smoke today has let up a little bit! Fujifilm X-T2 & Fujinon 23mm f2 R WR lens Summer Haze Sep 12, 2022 Monochrome & Out and About Smoke from forest fires rolled into Vancouver over the weekend bringing poor air quality and smoky haze with it. So far this summer, we have been Pleasant Evening Sep 9, 2022 Monochrome & Out and About & The Street Some photos from a 20-minute walk in Mt. Pleasant between Main & Quebec and 5th & 8th Ave. My GR3 is out for a sensor cleaning so I pressed its Vancouver Seawall Aug 27, 2022 Monochrome & Out and About A warm but blustery late August morning on the seawall at Coal Harbour and Stanley Park. Leica M10 & Zeiss 50mm f1.5 ZM Sonnar Perspectives Aug 22, 2022 Color & Out and About I often find spending some quiet time at a favourite viewpoint can be helpful in clarifying my perspective. Other times it’s just nice to be outside A B&W BC Day Aug 1, 2022 Monochrome & Out and About & 'Scapes Some black and white versions of photos from this morning. Leica M10 & Voigtlander 35mm f2.5 Color Skopar A British Columbia Day Aug 1, 2022 Color & Out and About & 'Scapes It’s the BC Day stat holiday here in British Columbia, also known as the “Civic Holiday”, most provinces observe a day off on the first Monday of Out Early To Beat The Heat Jul 27, 2022 Out and About & Color & 'Scapes Vancouver is going through one of it’s rare hot spells. Today is forcast to reach 29°C which is well past the melting point for most Vancouverites. Saturday Seaside Scenes Jul 23, 2022 Out and About & Color & 'Scapes I was out for a short drive this morning before heading to Spanish Banks to take some low tide photos. The first two photos here are from the Golden Half Hour Jul 20, 2022 Out and About & Color A 30 minute walk on a perfect summer evening. Leica M10 & Zeiss 50mm Sonnar 48 Morning Minutes Jul 19, 2022 Out and About & Color Today was full of back-to-back meetings. I knew I wouldn’t get much of a break during the day and often at the end of the day I find it hard to drag Cruising Jul 14, 2022 Out and About & Monochrome When I was downtown on Sunday I wandered down to the crusie ship terminal. It felt a lot like pre pandemic summer as there were three enormous Sunday Street Snapshots Jul 10, 2022 Out and About & Color & The Street I tagged along on a mother-daughter shopping trip downtown this afternoon. The weather was nice and the streets were busy. A good day for some Shades of Mount Pleasant Jul 3, 2022 Out and About & Monochrome & The Street Being partially color blind makes me wonder how others percieve color and what attracts them to an image. My particular flavor of color blindness is An Hour in Mount Pleasant Jul 2, 2022 Out and About & Color & The Street Christine had an appointment in Mount Pleasant this afternoon so I tagged along and spent an hour exploring the streets east of Main and north of Viewfinder Time Jun 30, 2022 Out and About & Color & 'Scapes It’s been a busy couple of weeks where I’ve spent a lot of time in chairs in front of screens. When I get busy I often have trouble making time to Grey Morning, Grey Photos Jun 21, 2022 Out and About & Monochrome & 'Scapes I was up early and down at the beach by 6:30AM for a walk before starting a busy work day. I’ve been shooting a lot with my X-T2 & 70-300 telephoto Marine Morning, Monochrome Jun 18, 2022 Out and About & Monochrome After posting color photos from this morning, I had a second pass throught the files and processed some of the photos as black and white’s. There Rainy Marine Morning Jun 18, 2022 Out and About & Color Saturday morning around the Burrard Civic Marina Fujifilm X-T2 and Fujinon XF 70-300mm R LM OIS WR Mountain Light Jun 15, 2022 Out and About & Monochrome & 'Scapes I was in Whistler last weekend on a long overdue company retreat with our team. It was a busy (& fun) weekend but I did have some time for a couple Kitesurfer Jun 13, 2022 Out and About & Color It was a windy morning with waves breaking in English Bay. I imagine these were good conditions for this Kitesurfer to be up early. They certainly Forest Morning Jun 7, 2022 Out and About & Color My go to for walks and photo outings is most often the seaside but we are even closer to the forests of Pacific Spirit Park. The trail head into the Cloudy Kitsilano Jun 6, 2022 Out and About & Color The rain held off and it turned out to be a nice afternoon for a late lunch and a walk with my wife along Kits Beach and Kits Point. While at the Beachcomber May 30, 2022 Sets & Out and About & Color A set from yesterdays outing. I’m not exactly sure what he was looking for out there but I came across him several times as I walked back and forth Mid Afternoon Low Tide May 29, 2022 Out and About & Color & 'Scapes After visiting the UBC Botanical Gardens, I headed over to Spanish Banks to continue enjoying the sunny Sunday afternoon. I seem to have good luck UBC Botanial Garden May 29, 2022 Out and About & Color I made the short trip out to UBC this afternon to check out the UBC Botanical Garden and the Greenheart TreeWalk. Leica M10 & Zeiss 50mm Sonnar Evening Camosun Loop May 25, 2022 Out and About & Monochrome & 'Scapes A walk this evening heading west on King Edward, on the short trail past the Camosun Substation and back around to Camosun Steet and home. Leica CL Golden Hour, Spanish Banks May 21, 2022 Out and About & Color & 'Scapes A beautiful evening for a golden hour walk and some photos at Spanish Banks. I wanted a bit of reach and compression so I brought the longest lens I Rain City Saturday May 14, 2022 Out and About & Color & 'Scapes It was a rainy Saturday morning but that didn’t stop me from getting out for a walk in Point Grey & Jericho Beach. I took the tiny and weather Quick Trip Downtown May 11, 2022 Out and About & Color & The Street I had a couple of errands to run today downtown at lunch. I took a little bit of extra time to capture some street scenes. I also realized today Some M8 Monochromes May 9, 2022 Out and About & Monochrome & The Street I mentioned yesterday that I especially like the black & white images that the Leica M8 produces. Here are a few of yesterdays photos from the black M8 on South Granville May 8, 2022 Out and About & Color & The Street & Rediscovered The M8 was Leica’s first digital rangefinder, released in the fall of 2006. I aquired mine used in the spring of 2010 and fell in love with the Maria on the Sea May 7, 2022 Out and About & Color & 'Scapes This ship is the Glovis Maria. One of about 9 ships a day or more than 3,000 a year that call into the Port of Vancouver. She looks well worn Once Trees, Now Debris May 6, 2022 Out and About & Color & 'Scapes What look to be a raft of a hundred or so scrap logs appear to have washed up on Jericho Beach. I’m sure they will be removed but it peaked my Staycation May 4, 2022 Out and About & Color & 'Scapes I made a last minute decision to take some vacation time last week. A small lull in my work schedule made the timing seem right. I had no real plans Arbutus Ridge Alleys & Side Streets Apr 26, 2022 Everyday & Color & Out and About A quick walk this afternoon around Arbutus Ridge. I’m finding alleys interesting lately! Fuji X-T2 w Fujinon 18-55mm 8 AM Sailing Apr 24, 2022 Out and About & Monochrome & 'Scapes Fujifilm X-T2 & Fujinon XF 18-55 lens A Good Friday Apr 15, 2022 Out and About & Color & 'Scapes The rain and clouds cleared this afternoon and made way for a a nice spring evening at Jericho Beach. Leica M10 & 50mm Zeiss Sonnar f1.5 Window Seat ’Scapes Apr 11, 2022 Out and About & Monochrome & 'Scapes I love watching the scenery from a window seat on a flight. Here are some black and white photos from the window seat on yesterday’s flight from Ascent Apr 8, 2022 Out and About & Monochrome & 'Scapes Christine and I are on our way to Edmonton to visit with my Mom, sister and visiting family. Our 10am flight took off on the west runway proving a Spring in Kits Apr 2, 2022 Out and About & Color I had some time on my hands this morning while waiting for the local tire shop to complete the seasonal swap out. I took advantage of the warm Just Go For A Walk Mar 23, 2022 Out and About & Color & Everyday It was a busy day and I was at my desk for all of it with back-to-back client and team meetings. A productive day but a little exhausting. The last Last Day of Winter Mar 19, 2022 Out and About & Color Spring arrived a day early here in Vancouver. A great day for a long walk and a lot of people had the same idea. Cherry blossoms have started to More March Market Mar 13, 2022 Out and About & Color It’s the first day of Daylight Savings time (hopefully for the last time!) and we were back at Granville Island this afternoon for a stroll through It’s a Colorful Neighborhood Mar 9, 2022 Out and About & Color & Everyday I was at our office today in the Mount Pleasant district of Vancouver. I’m trying to go in once or twice a week and it’s been a welcome change of GI and TT Mar 6, 2022 Out and About & Color & Experiments Today was a gorgeous day to hang out at Granville Island with my wife for a while this afternoon. It was also a good opportunity to try out the Outer Deck Mar 3, 2022 Out and About & Monochrome I was in Victoria for the past 2 days and came back to Vancouver on the 1:00 PM sailing. The weather was pretty nice so I left the comfort of my car Museum Watching Feb 24, 2022 Recollection & Out and About & Monochrome Recently I came across an article on the Magnum Photos website about the famous photographer Elliot Erwitt and his photographs of people looking at Main Street Moments Feb 21, 2022 Out and About & Monochrome & The Street I tagged along on my wife and daughter’s shopping trip to Main Street yesterday afternoon. A lot of people were out and about enjoying their Sunday April in February Feb 12, 2022 Out and About & Color & The Street So far February has had an unusualy number of warm and sunny days. Today was no exception. It was great weather for a walk down to Broadway to Sun Day Feb 6, 2022 Out and About & Color A few photos from this morning while out on a walk with a good friend. In my experience great friendships are a lot like sunny February mornings. Departure From Gray Jan 31, 2022 Out and About & Color January has been pretty gray and wet so it was a welcome change to end the month and lift my mood with a sunny day. Perfect weather for a walk along Fog Walk Jan 16, 2022 Everyday & Out and About & Color Max and I went for a walk in the pea-soup-thick fog this morning. Sophie slept in, the old girl prefers very short walks these days! Ricoh GR3 False Creek Morning Jan 15, 2022 Everyday & Out and About & Monochrome A nice morning walk around False Creek with the Leica CL & Sigma 45mm DC DN 2.8 lens Jericho Snow Jan 1, 2022 Out and About & Color & 'Scapes About twice a decade we get a substantial amout of snow in Vancouver that sticks around for more than a day or two. There were quite a few people YEG -34°C Dec 27, 2021 Out and About Terminal Avenue Dec 8, 2021 Out and About & Color & 'Scapes A few photos walking over to pick up my car from it’s annual check up. Leica CL & 18mm Elmarit I like the early golden-hour Arbutus St. Dec 4, 2021 Out and About & Everyday & The Street & Monochrome Was time to get the Winter tires installed so I had some time to kill this morning after I dropped the car off. I walked down to the beach, and was Tree Lot Dec 4, 2021 Out and About & Color & The Street It’s that time of year again when Christmas Tree lots spring up. If the weather forcast is to be believed there may even be some snow to complete Sunny Day in Shades of Grey Dec 3, 2021 Everyday & Out and About & Monochrome Some black and white versions of photos from today. Some of these have color version in my Rain Streak Broken post. Leica CL and 18mm Elmarit Rain Streak Broken Dec 3, 2021 Out and About & Everyday & Color We actually had some sunshine today after a pretty long stretch of grey, rainy days. I found a bit of time this afternoon to get out for a walk in Homecoming Nov 28, 2021 Out and About & Monochrome Few photos from my trip home from snowy Edmonton to rainy Vancouver. iPhone 13 Pro Around the Block Nov 16, 2021 Out and About & Everyday & Color Today was the first day without rain (and a lot of it) in a while. Despite a busy day and an increasing scarcity of daylight hours I stole away for More Market Nov 14, 2021 Out and About & Everyday & Monochrome In addition the star ornament photos I took at Granville Island on Remembrance Day, here are some additional photos from around the market. Ricoh GR3 Star of the Season Nov 14, 2021 Out and About & Monochrome I was at the Granville Island Public Market on Remembrance Day to take advantage of the day off to combine some produce shopping with a short photo Vintage Broadway Nov 7, 2021 Out and About & The Street & Color Part two of my outing yesterday was along West Broadway. The weather had taken a turn for the worse but I had walked from home so didn’t really have Nothing Gold Can Stay Nov 7, 2021 Out and About & Color & Everyday We are at the point in autumn where there are more leaves on the ground than on the trees. I was out for a walk yesterday through the neighborhood Kits Diptychs Nov 3, 2021 Sets & Out and About & Everyday & Monochrome Some photo sets from my outing at Kits Beach at dusk on Sunday Leica M10 & 35mm Zeiss Biogon f2 Zombies in Paradise Nov 1, 2021 Out and About & Everyday & 'Scapes & Monochrome I was out for a walk at Kits Beach around dusk yesterday. I wish I could say I went with a subject or project in mind but I was mostly just out for Time Moves On Oct 23, 2021 'Scapes & Out and About & Monochrome I’m constantly drawn back to this little stretch of Vancouver shoreline. Often I think I should be more adventurous and return less often to this Southern Gulf Islands Sep 24, 2021 'Scapes & Out and About & Monochrome Some photos of the southern gulf islands shot from the Victoria to Vancouver ferry this afternoon. I shot these in color and they looked nice enough Balaclava Park Sep 19, 2021 Everyday & Out and About & Monochrome It was overcast this afternoon and threatening to drizzle. I made it out for a walk with my Ricoh GR3 and took a few photos around Balaclava park. Empressed Sep 11, 2021 Out and About & 'Scapes & Monochrome When we were in Victoria last weekend we stayed close to the harbor and managed a few walks in and around the Empress Hotel including a trip to Victoria Morning Distraction Sep 8, 2021 Out and About & The Street & 'Scapes & Monochrome I haven’t posted in a while. Sometimes life gets in the way of art (or at least recreation)! The past few weeks have been busy with work and back to Missed the Market Aug 16, 2021 Out and About & The Street & Everyday & Monochrome I was at Granville Island on Sunday morning for a walk and a coffee and thought I would spend some time in the Public Market and take some photos. Seaplane Terminal Aug 14, 2021 Out and About & Color People and plane watching this morning at the Vancouver Harbour Flight Centre seaplane terminal. Fujifilm X-T2 & Fujinon XF 50mm f2 R WR lens Harbour Haze Aug 14, 2021 Out and About & 'Scapes & Color The air quality is very low right now here in Vancouver with smoke from forest fires that rolled in yesterday. The smoke seemed to dissipate quite a Kitsilano Seaside Scenes Aug 11, 2021 Out and About & 'Scapes & Color This mornings outing was around Kits Beach, I guess the theme, if there is one, is seaside scenes. Fujifilm X-T2 & Fujinon XF 50mm f2 R WR with Yaletown at 75 …mm …equivalent Aug 10, 2021 Out and About & The Street & Experiments & Monochrome Some quick street test shots with the Fujinon XF 50mm f2 R WR lens on the streets of Yaletown this afternoon. This is a nice compact lens with a Clouds & Classic Chrome Aug 9, 2021 Out and About & Color & 'Scapes It was an overcast morning but the sun was proving some nice warm light and some soft color to the clouds. I left the rangefinders at home this Under Construction Aug 5, 2021 Out and About & Color & Everyday Often when I decide to do some photography I get stopped by my own indecision. “Where can I go that’s interesting?” is the thought that often stops Color + Geometry Aug 2, 2021 Out and About & Color I was up early and headed to Granville Island this morning. Before the market opens it’s pretty quiet there. A good opportunity to look for some Overcast in Yaletown Aug 1, 2021 Out and About & The Street & Everyday & Monochrome My wife and I were out for a walk this afternoon in Yaletown. It was overcast and a bit hazy which kept it a bit cooler but it also resulted in Strathcona Farmer’s Market Jul 27, 2021 Out and About & The Street & Experiments & Monochrome I was in Edmonton this past weekend with my daughters visiting my Mom, Sister & Nieces. It was a quick weekend trip but we managed a trip to the Jericho Sonnar Jul 17, 2021 Out and About & Color Yesterday a package arrived from Japan with a like-new 50mm f1.5 Zeiss Sonnar lens. The Sonnar is a classic lens design that is almost 100 years Black and White Stamps Jul 15, 2021 Out and About & Everyday & Monochrome This mornings’ outing was around Stamps Landing, west of the Cambie street bridge. Some nice early morning light! Leica M10 & Voigtlander 75mm Color Lots to Work With Jul 14, 2021 'Scapes & Color & Out and About Back for a walk at Kits Beach this morning and headed west toward the Marine Museum and the small beach there that is apparently known as Teatotaler Kits Beach 07:30 Jul 13, 2021 Everyday & Color & Out and About I was in a color photography mood again this morning. Must be the great summer weather coaxing me out of my Black and White comfort zone! These Serendipitous Flubs Jul 13, 2021 Moments & Out and About & Experiments & Color I wish I could say these photos were intentional motion blur shots. I was capturing passing moments on a walk and moved from bright sunlight into Stride Jul 12, 2021 Moments & Out and About & Experiments & Monochrome These two photos were taken a couple of minutes apart and I think they sort of work as a pair. Leica M10 & 35mm Zeiss Biogon f2 Jericho Summer Morning Jul 6, 2021 Color & Out and About & 'Scapes It felt like a good morning for some color photos in the early morning summer light. I never get tired of these views. Leica M10 & 75mm Color Heliar Lost Lake Jul 3, 2021 Out and About & Monochrome Short hike to Lost Lake this morning. All photos from iPhone X, edited and posted from iPhone as well Lift Line Jul 1, 2021 Out and About & Monochrome Photos from this morning in and around the lift line taking mountain bikers up Whistler. Ricoh GR3 2016 White Rock Pier May 28, 2021 Recollection & Out and About & The Street & 'Scapes & Monochrome A collection of photos from a visit to the White Rock Pier on a nice spring day in March 2016. The pier was severley damaged during a windstorm in High Up Hut May 23, 2021 'Scapes & Out and About & Monochrome I’m not sure if this is a sculpture or an art installation, either way I think it’s pretty cool. It’s called High Up Hut and it’s in False Creek