British Columbia

Rocky Mountains: The Beginning in Golden

Rocky Mountains: The Beginning in Golden

My first glimpse of the Canadian Rocky Mountains came around sunset in Golden, BC this past February. I started my adventure away from my home province of British Columbia by flying to Europe from Calgary. The idea of never having seen the Rockies on home turf seemed unreasonable and I didn’t know how long it would be before I would come home. The drive from Vancouver, north-east to Calgary, Alberta was an astounding adventure.

This shot taken right before the entrance of Golden, BC around sunset was my favourite and I thought I would share it with you lovely folk.

Thanks for following!

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Sidney Centre – British Columbia

Sidney Centre - British Columbia

The closest city to Swartz Bay, British Columbia on Vancouver Island is Sidney. Swartz Bay is the location of the ferry terminal from the mainland to the southern portion of the island. On my way into Victoria this past week, I stopped in Sidney and managed to capture this shot. With the clock face in there, you’ll see how early the sun sets these days.

Until the next jaunt.

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Gulf Islands in True Fish Eye

Gulf Islands in True Fish Eye

Upon purchasing a full frame camera, I finally am able to capture the full circle of my fish-eye lens. This particular shot was taken on the ferry between Tsawassen and Swartz Bay (in Sidney, British Columbia which is the terminal closest Victoria, British Columbia). The Gulf Islands of British Columbia are visible in this image, although there are quite a few among the Southern Gulf Islands and I don’t know them as well as I wish I did. They are simply the mass of islands in between the mainland of British Columbia and Vancouver Island and the divide between Northern and Southern seems to be Nanaimo, on Vancouver Island.

My estimation is that Saturna is one of the islands pictured here, but I’m not sure if the other two are North and South Pender or Mayne and Galiano.

In either case, I hope you are enjoying your Tuesday, no matter which land mass you are on!

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Vancouver/ Progression

Vancouver/ Progression

Although I will always travel, Vancouver is now and always will be my hometown. With the limited time I have left here before I spread my wings and leave the proverbial nest to Europe, the eastern side of Canada and beyond, I’ve been making sure to take time for capturing this city.

Finally sorting out the technical side of my software woes, I am able to sort through some shots I took with my newest camera. The Nikon D600 is the first full frame I have been able to afford and the remarkable outcome has converted me.

Anyways, I’ll throw another couple of photos your way soon enough! Thanks for checking out this photo-blog!!

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Downtown Vancouver Skyline from Lonsdale Quay

Downtown Vancouver Skyline from Lonsdale Quay

A bit of fish-eye, my hometown an a gorgeous sky makes Krystal a happy girl. The flare adds to the effect of the lens in a weird and unexpected way that I like.

This was taken in November of 2011 and I’m itching to show some newer photos, but unfortunately, I’m building an archive of photos that I can’t use. Nice one, Nikon. Release a fantastic camera that I’ve fallen in love with, but make sure that no Adobe product is compatible with it (yet… although it’s been a few months now :/). No Lightroom, no Photoshop… My only choice is to switch to Capture NX2, but being that it’s an unfamiliar program, it’s time-consuming for a simple edit.

Anyways, enough about my camera woes! I’m sure it will be worth it once the technology catches up. Enjoy this shot of Vancouver in the mid-afternoon in the fall. It is taken from the giant “Q” that looms above Lonsdale Quay in North Vancouver across the water from downtown. The amount of time I spent there in my youth will always be reflected in my photos, but this shot seems to capture it in a way I have yet to match.

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Technology!

Why, hello my friends! I hope you are enjoying this beautiful May afternoon/evening/morning or anything in between, depending on where you are! I decided that, what with the hectic nature of festival season upon us, I would convert to the dark side! Yes, I seriously don’t own a laptop (because it killed itself and I’m saving for a half decent new one) so I won’t be posting updates immediately from sunny Las Vegas or the stunning landscape of central Washington at Sasquatch! Music Festival. At least on WordPress! You will, however, be able to find previews and “low quality” updates via my cell phone. I edit and post them on Insta.gram, on which my user name is scrapedelbow.

I know, I know… Cell phone cameras? Well, you’d be surprised! And as much as I would love to use all the expertise I learned in photography school to operate a manual (D)SLR, sometimes the best you have is what fits in your pocket. Or what is easiest to transfer through the internet!

Once again, as well as finding me on Insta.gram, my photography page on Facebook is http://www.facebook.com/stillsparkphotography and my personal website (which is in dire need of a make-over… Stay tuned in June for that!) can be found at http://www.stillsparkphotography.com

Here’s a couple photos taken and edited completely on my phone and uploaded onto my Insta.gram account. My lovely model was my best friend’s 20 month old son,

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British Columbia

This photograph was taken in December, 2011. During this time, I was dating a guy who lives on Vancouver Island, so I would often take the ferry between Horseshoe Bay in West Vancouver and Nanaimo. The beautiful masses of land along the trip always fascinated me, so I thought I’d take a self-portrait with them. I’m super bundled, as the whipping winds on the open water can be treacherous in December.

British Columbia, between West Vancouver and Nanaimo somewhere in December of 2011.

I’m playing a bit of catch-up today, doing a bunch of posts instead of skipping more days. I seriously need to start post-dating! Just in case, I don’t get that set up before I leave, I am going to be in Las Vegas from May 21-25 and immediate when I return, I’m heading to Sasquatch Music Festival in central Washington from May 25-29 so if you don’t hear from me in a while, it’s only because I will return with fabulous new pictures! Just in case that happens, since it will encompass the last 7 days of the month, feel free to let me know whenever you’s like which of the following you would like to have as the theme for June:

– Spot The Clock

– Friends Made Along My Travels!

– Live Music Abroad

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The Sunshine Coast

Today we visit an island off the coast of British Columbia called the Sunshine Coast. In this post, I want to highlight the coast of the island and the wilderness in the area, which is a part of what this area of the world is known for, as well as being a reason I love it so much!

In some posts, you’ll find a long story, but today, I’ll let the photographs speak for me.

All the above images were taken on the Sunshine Coast, From Gibsons, to Seaschelt, to Pender Harbour.

Here is the photograph of the day, taken in late July of 2010 in Pender Harbour, British Columbia.

Pender Harbour on the Sunshine Coast in British Columbia.

And special thanks to Andrew Petcher (apetcher.wordpress.com/) for being the only one to vote on first poll, leading to pictures of bridges in fish-eye for the next week! Watch out for next month’s poll to get your say on what the theme for the first week of April will be!

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