Monthly Archive: August 2013

Reflections on Cheakamus Lake

Permalink to Reflections on Cheakamus Lake By Jonathan | Published August 28, 2013

Sometimes it is worthwhile to step back and try another viewpoint. A sunset is beautiful enough on its own, but the beauty it imparts to that which surrounds it can be truly magical. Here is another take on the sunset […]

Why Retouching Photos Is Not Cheating

Permalink to Why Retouching Photos Is Not Cheating By Jonathan | Published August 22, 2013

There’s a peculiar breed of photographer out there that doesn’t like retouching. For some reason they consider it “cheating”. I have no idea why. Every photo ever taken is a compromise It’s the result of a set of choices you […]

Hula Hoop Guitar Guy

Permalink to Hula Hoop Guitar Guy By Jonathan | Published August 20, 2013

I’m just not sure about this one to be honest. This photo had so many distracting elements that I was pretty sure it was going to end up in the recycle bin. But I just thought the subject was too […]

Downtown Contrasts – Vancouver

Permalink to Downtown Contrasts – Vancouver By Jonathan | Published August 15, 2013

If you back off a ways from the graffiti and the red doors you’ll discover this view which shows of the increasing contrast between old and new in Vancouver. On the left is the new and modern Woodward’s building, while […]

Red Doors – Vancouver Back Alley

Permalink to Red Doors – Vancouver Back Alley By Jonathan | Published August 15, 2013

I took this one on the same day as these other shots from Vancouver’s Gastown neighbourhood and it sat on my hard drive until today. It was another one of those photos that I just wasn’t quite sure what to […]

The Amsterdam Cafe – Vancouver

Permalink to The Amsterdam Cafe – Vancouver By Jonathan | Published August 15, 2013

The “New” Amsterdam Cafe in Vancouver is pretty much exactly what it looks like. I always find it interesting to observe the people who hang around out front. It really is an eclectic group, no stereotypes here. Then again; in […]

Changing Weather at Kentucky Lake

Permalink to Changing Weather at Kentucky Lake By Jonathan | Published August 13, 2013

The weather around Kentucky Alleyne Provincial Park can only be described as schizophrenic. One moment you are baking under the sun, the next you are being drenched by torrential rain and surrounded by thunder and lightning. And then it clears […]

Greedy Ground Squirrel

Permalink to Greedy Ground Squirrel By Jonathan | Published August 13, 2013

During a camping trip to the beautiful Kentucky Lake near Merritt, British Columbia, our campsite was visited by this adorable little fellow (or lady, it’s hard to say). He hung around for ages often eating right out of our hands. […]

The Road to Hana

Permalink to The Road to Hana By Jonathan | Published August 7, 2013

The Road to Hana is probably one of the most scenic drives in the entire world. I drove it twice during my stay in Maui, and it was well worth it both times. It winds its way around the edge […]

Lahaina Sunset Alternate

Permalink to Lahaina Sunset Alternate By Jonathan | Published August 7, 2013

Here’s an alternate take on the same sunset in Lahaina, Maui. I am always fascinated with how different the same scene can feel with just a change in perspective. To me, where the other version conveys a feeling of peace […]

Athabasca River

Permalink to Athabasca River By Jonathan | Published August 7, 2013

After you descend the staircase at Athabasca Falls you are treated to this amazing view of the Athabasca River. It is truly awe-inspiring how massive and empty it all seems. Jasper National Park.

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