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Jogging in Toronto

Jogging in Toronto

If you’ve spent any time in Toronto, capitol of Ontario, you must be familiar with the CN Tower. It boasted the title of tallest man-made free standing structure between it’s opening in 1976 to 2007, so it should come as no surprise that in comparison to the rest of the buildings and structures in Toronto, the CN Tower is the most distinctive. The shape of the tower is, as well, a feature that makes it stand out among the rest.

In this shot of Toronto taken in August of 2012, the CN Tower is the prominent structure, although I included the foreground of the location I was shooting from the add some depth and dimension. Commonly considered a city with a lot of concrete and not much greenery, I learned that with a little exploration, Toronto has an expanse of parks.

Thanks for joining me.

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Gothenburg (Göteborg), Sweden

I’ve founds quite a few trends when I look through my photos from the various places I’ve been. One of those trends includes skateboarders, as well as skateparks and ramps. From the graffiti to the culture and style, it’s always fascinated me, so no matter where I go, if I see it, I want to capture it.

In Gothenburg, Sweden, I discovered a make-shift skate park beneath the Älvsborg Bridge, and although void of any skaters, it caught my eye. Usually, I don’t bother with a wide angle lens with the skateboarders around, but with the expansive space to ourselves, my cousin, his wife and I wandered through and checked out the graffiti art and bits of broken wood, whether it was from old boards or old ramps. I caught this image of a half pipe in early August of 2011 and I really like the way it turned out with the fish-eye lens.

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A halfpipe in Gothenburg, Sweden in August of 2011.

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Washington State

Hello again, friends! I have returned to the internet, as well as North Vancouver! Time for some new pictures, right? That was the point of my trips to Las Vegas and central Washington State!

Being that the second half of my trip was photographing for “work” (can you really call THAT much fun “work”?) for http://www.concertaddicts.ca, I have begun to tackle the massive photo-editing mission in front of me from the middle, to the end, then back to the beginning until I finish back at the middle. If you’re still with me after that one, here’s my first photograph on my way to central Washington.

This was taken at 8:25pm on May 25, 2012. Me and my partner in crime throughout the duration of Sasquatch! Music Festival were headed the Gorge Amphitheater in George, Washington and here we were about halfway there on our drive from Vancouver, British Columbia, so likely just a few miles outside of Seattle. I love that you can spy the word “Travel” along the bottom and the beautiful sunset of this gorgeous late spring evening took my breath away. At a nearby gas station, the attendant didn’t seem quite as impressed with the sky, as he told me that later in the summer, the colours appear much more vibrant.

A sunset in Washington State in late spring, 2012.

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Portland

Ever since I was a kid, I’ve always loved the wilderness. Being surrounded by so many natural beauties living in the far west reaches of Canada, it`s not a surprise that I fell in love with the beauty of Portland, Oregon. In terms of landscape, there are many similarities between my hometown and Portland, except one major perk on the south side… Not as much rain! We do have more beaches in Vancouver, but what’s the use if it’s pouring out?

I’ve visited Portland 3 times, twice on tour for just a couple days and the most recent time, in January of 2011 with my boyfriend at the time. The previous time that I had visited the city, I had made a fabulous friend named Aje and with her enrollment in the “Metal Bowling” league, me and my boyfriend headed south to listen to some loud and rocking music while throwing giant balls down a lane. I assure you, we had a blast!

A couple, friends from back home, (Beckiy and Barry) joined forces with us and we hit the town in search of vintage. Double B are thrift store junkies to that maximum extent! We visited areas around the city with many thrift stores, random one-off shops and even a thrift store located on the corner of N. Williams Ave. and N. Failing St., inside a large, decommissioned double-decker bus from the UK!  (http://www.lodekka.com/) Beckiy and Barry seemed to quickly forge a friendship with the owner, Erin Sutherland, and we were chatting away about vintage for a good hour or two. Throughout their journey to Portland, Beckiy and Barry had visited quite a few thrift shops in Washington state and the 3 of them even exchanged a few clothes. After all the fun, I took a photograph of Beckiy in front of her new favourite place in Portland!

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You can find Beckiy and all things vintage at http://www.trunkofdresses.com

One of my favourite trips around the city that the four of us made, though, would have to be our visit to Pittock Mansion. It’s a gorgeous look-out point with coin-operated binoculars, butthviewthat I was interested in was created by the morning fog. The endless trees, rolling down the side of the hill created an ambiance that seems very serene to me. Here’s to nature, may you enjoy it no matter the city you’re in!

The wilderness behind Pittock Mansion early in the day in the beginning of January in 2011.

My new format with voting is to stick it on the bottom of posts for the last 7 days of the month. If you haven’t already voted, please do so!

What would you like to see as a theme for the photographs posted in the first week of May? This month’s options are:

–       Aboard Transportation

–       Bodies of Water

–      Vehicles

VOTE NOW! Whichever has the most votes by 11:59pm, Monday, April 30th wins and for the first 7 days of May, my photographs will be a photo-essay in that theme. (If there is a tie, whichever had the most votes first will be chosen.)

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