It’s Windy at the Top

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It’s Windy at the Top 2013   Canon EOS 5D Mark II 28mm f4 1/8000 ISO 500 -0.67ev

At the summit of Grouse Mountain a wind turbine sits. You can ride an elevator to a glass bubble that is attached to the turbine and thus moves with the wind. From the top of Canada, it’s time to leave…

Tomorrow will be a post about a photography tip or technique.

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From Grouse Mountain to Vancouver Bay

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From Grouse Mountain to Vancouver Bay 2013    Canon EOS 5D Mark II 30mm f4 1/8000 ISO 500 -0.67ev

That view speaks for itself.

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Clinging On

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Clinging On 2013    Canon EOS 5D Mark II 28mm f3.5 1/125 ISO 640 -0.67 ev

This may be the most remarkable thing I have seen a tree do. If not it is definitely the oldest tree I’ve seen that has grown in a strange way. Pushing out over the edge of a cliff and then growing straight up… truly amazing.

I have three photos left for Canada, including this one, the other two I will post tomorrow then on Monday I’m going to post until the end of the month, features on photography tips and tricks that I have learnt, as well as researched. I’ll mention other bloggers tips and will use photos I have taken in the past to help demonstrate these techniques.

I hope you enjoy!! :)

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Flat Iron Replica

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Flat Iron Replica 2013     Canon EOS 5D Mark II 28mm f8 1/60 ISO 100 -0.67 ev

In my post Downtown Vancouver I mentioned how a lot of cities look a like. Well this design of building pops up a lot as well. An obvious replica of the Flat Iron Building in New York. So I question: Why? Why is this building design so popular?

Coming from the UK, our towns and cities are not layer out very well. A lot of small side streets, that don’t lead anywhere. So, I always had this thought that in the US and Canada, their cities were layer out in very precise city blocks. All square and uniform. Which leads me to question, how a triangular building came out of a square block system? That’s a bit of putting the wrong shape into the square hole. Am I right? Or is that just me?

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Candy Bars?

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Candy Bars? 2013    Canon EOS 5D Mark II 100mm f8 1/80 ISO 100 -0.67ev

It’s been a week since my last post!

I have been really busy here in Florence but that doesn’t mean I should have skipped posting on here. I apologise.

Getting back to the photo, I love this one the strange perspective and the multicolours reminds me of an assortment of candy bars in a vending machine. Stupid I know, but I hope you like it too :) .

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Downtown Vancouver

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Downtown Vancouver 2013    Canon EOS 5D Mark II 28mm f8 1/40 ISO 100 -0.67 ev

If you lined up photos from the top of buildings from New York, Toronto, Vancouver, Chicago, Boston, etc. Pretty much any city and it would be really hard to differentiate between them. They all look similar. But I like to get an overview.

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Sitting Proud

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Sitting Proud 2013   Canon EOS 5D Mark II 70mm f8 1/40 ISO 100 -1.33 ev

A statuette in Stanley Park, the light created such depth with this statuette that I had to take it’s photo.

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Misty Bridge

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Misty Bridge 2013    Canon 5D Mark II 28mm f22 1/20 ISO 100 -1.33 ev

For this photo it was a misty, rainy day in Vancouver and looking at this bridge I decided to try and capture the cars in motion. Unfortunately I needed a tripod to get the right amount of movement in the cars and stability of the background, but I didn’t have one with me, so this was the best I could achieve.

I have been thinking I may start a new weekly post on photography tips and tricks, that I have learnt and will research more. To try and improve my knowledge and helps others.

Do you think this is a good idea? Please comment if you would like me to do this.

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Vancouver Skyline

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Vancouver Skyline 2013    Canon EOS 5D Mark II 28mm f7.1 1/200 ISO 100 -0.67 ev

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Rising Peak

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Rising Peak 2013   Canon EOS 5D Mark II 28mm f18 1/60 ISO 320 -0.67 ev

Across a glacial lake,

A domineering peak of granite,

Emerges from the azure waters, 

Foreboding and sublime. 

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