Author Profile: Jonathan


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.

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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.

Yosemite Vista

Permalink to Yosemite Vista By Jonathan | Published August 13, 2016

Okay, so our Yosemite plans didn’t work out exactly how we imagined. We arrived under the midday sun, couldn’t find anywhere to camp and had no choice but to pass right though. I did what I could, under the circumstances.

Rachelle in Gasoline Alley

Permalink to Rachelle in Gasoline Alley By Jonathan | Published July 17, 2016

A shot of my beautiful muse, and now my wife. This is the first portrait I have taken of Rachelle since we got married. Just casual and impromptu as we were passing through Gasoline Alley in Fort Langley, BC.

Windows and Ivy

Permalink to Windows and Ivy By Jonathan | Published July 17, 2016

Rachelle and I took a little tip into Fort Langley today. I took this shot in Gasoline Alley, a little enclave of shops off the main street. It’s right in the centre of town, but easily missed. It kind of reminds me of another shot I took, quite some time ago, of the Sylvia Hotel.

Sandhill Crane at the Reifel Bird Sanctuary

Permalink to Sandhill Crane at the Reifel Bird Sanctuary By Jonathan | Published April 18, 2016

Sit still, would ya! Sandhill Cranes are certainly not the most cooperative of animals. They seem to be incredibly curious about what people are doing and have an annoying habit of advancing rapidly toward the camera lens! It makes focusing on their beady little eyes extra challenging. Taken at the George C. Reifel Migratory Bird […]

Windows to the Soul

Permalink to Windows to the Soul By Jonathan | Published February 7, 2016

You’ll have to excuse the pretentious title. I like taking photos a lot more than I like making them. Shot with florescent lights. Anyone who tells you it can’t be done hasn’t heard of custom white balance.

Staff Residence at Alcatraz

Permalink to Staff Residence at Alcatraz By Jonathan | Published February 3, 2016

Alcatraz only closed about 50 years ago, so it’s quite amazing how much decay can occur in such a short space of time. I guess being in the middle of the ocean and constantly bombarded by salty sea air and wind doesn’t help, but still… There’s not much left of them, but you can still […]