Author Profile: Jonathan

Bio

Hello, I’m Jonathan. Welcome to In the Limelight, my little slice of the web. Here I showcase my photography and blog about creativity, travel, and personal development. I also offer various creative services.

I live in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia with the love of my life, Rachelle. When I am not taking pictures or geeking out at my computer I enjoy cycling, cooking and reading novels until the wee hours of the morning.

In 2013 I participated in The Ride to Conquer Cancer and cycled from Vancouver to Seattle. Together with my team we raised over $500,000 dollars for cancer research.

I am always looking to connect with other like-minded people.

Posts by Jonathan:

Incinerator Rock

Permalink to Incinerator Rock By Jonathan | Published December 9, 2016

This is Incinerator Rock in Tofino, BC and it’s a lot bigger than it looks. Determined to place the island dead centre in my frame, I walked down the beach. And I walked… and I walked… and I walked… Every once in a while I’d stop and get my camera out, thinking for sure I […]

Tofino Afternoon

Permalink to Tofino Afternoon By Jonathan | Published December 1, 2016

Tofino is most definitely one of the most beautiful places in Canada. I wouldn’t say the sun shines most of the time, but the feeling is laid back. The beaches are beautiful, and even though palm trees don’t grow, I always think about making my way back.

Tofino Beach Fort

Permalink to Tofino Beach Fort By Jonathan | Published November 21, 2016

These “log forts” can be found all along the beaches of Tofino and Ucluelet. I’m not sure what their purpose is, but my guess is that they were constructed by surfers to provide a quick escape from the storms that can come out of nowhere… Anybody know?

African Grey Parrot

Permalink to African Grey Parrot By Jonathan | Published November 11, 2016

This guy (or girl, I can’t remember) is one of the resident’s at the Bloedel Floral Conservatory in Vancouver. He’s not as colourful as this yellow bird, but he’s every bit as beautiful. The most annoying thing about birds is their absolute refusal to sit still for more than two seconds at a time…

A Yellow Bird

Permalink to A Yellow Bird By Jonathan | Published November 11, 2016

This is a yellow bird. I am not really sure what kind of yellow bird it is. It looks kind of like a canary, and it was about the size of a canary, but I don’t think it is a canary. In any case, I took its portrait while visiting the Bloedel Floral Conservatory, located […]

Yellowstone River

Permalink to Yellowstone River By Jonathan | Published October 16, 2016

I was so sure I had already posted this one. But today I was searching through my gallery to find some photos for a project I’m working on, and it was nowhere to be found. Overall my photos in Yellowstone were mostly a disappointment to me. I just didn’t have enough time, and I wasn’t […]

Heading Home

Permalink to Heading Home By Jonathan | Published October 10, 2016

Granville Island is a great place to spend an afternoon, but eventually we all have to head home. I think that’s what this guy is doing.

Paralysis

Permalink to Paralysis By Jonathan | Published September 12, 2016

I am paralyzed. No, I’m not in a wheel chair. Yes, I still have two legs, and they work. Arms work too. Oh sure, chemotherapy took its toll. I don’t quite have the stamina I used too. And I am cursed with nerve damage and mysterious pains. But by and large, my body still works. […]

Slopes of Mount Cheam

Permalink to Slopes of Mount Cheam By Jonathan | Published September 11, 2016

Our friends invited us to climb a mountain last night. I said yes because I thought it seemed like to good day to die of exhaustion. I got a couple of pretty photos though, when I worked up the strength to get out my camera.

No Fat People Allowed

Permalink to No Fat People Allowed By Jonathan | Published August 25, 2016

I’m not exactly sure when building codes were introduced in British Columbia, but I am reasonably confident Barkerville predates them by several decades at least. And what is the result of a town built relatively free of regulation? Diversity of course! The buildings come on all shapes and sizes. For instance, all of the doorways […]

Just the Top Floor

Permalink to Just the Top Floor By Jonathan | Published August 25, 2016

As a photographer, how do you deal with a crowded place like Barkerville? Tourists have a bad habit of ruining the mood when you’re trying to capture images of a 19th century gold rush town. You just have to get creative and find the details*. *Photoshop helps too.

Sunset Storm Over Ashcroft

Permalink to Sunset Storm Over Ashcroft By Jonathan | Published August 25, 2016

Our first day in Barkerville was perfect. Nice warm, but not hot, weather and sunny skies. But by that evening we were huddled under a tarp that we literally threw over ourselves and the picnic table at our campsite. We ate our dinner of ramen noodles and hot dogs under a wet, steamy tarp cave […]

Busters Food Mart

Permalink to Busters Food Mart By Jonathan | Published August 18, 2016

Buster’s clearly went bust a while ago because this is its “good side”. There seems to be two kinds of small towns in America. There’s the quaint, heritage styled “arts communities”. Those are nice. And then there’s the other kind. The kind with a big Walmart and abandoned, derelict business everywhere.