Posts Tagged With: USA

Niagara From New York

Niagara From New York

For the first time in my life, I stepped onto New York State soil. This photo was taken a few minutes later, after a short adventure on a wrong turn.

My friend Rob and I both stopped for quite some time to photograph and take in the beauty of the Falls. The American Falls are what you see in this shot. With over 50% (some say upwards of 60%) of it’s flow restricted, one can only imagine the power of the falls if mankind hadn’t intervened.

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Sweet 16 in Seattle

Sweet 16 in Seattle

Forever a free spirit, my parents asked me what I wanted to do for my 16th birthday and my response was to go to Seattle instead of having a party. With a little bit of convincing, I even got them to take me all the way to Aberdeen, Washington, the hometown of Kurt Cobain, singer of 90’s grunge band, Nirvana.

A woman never reveals her age, and although I usually think that’s bogus, you can use your imagination this time to figure out the year this photograph was taken, and with what camera, although it is indeed a digital photograph.

With the stunning North-West clouds being accented by the sunset on that February evening, I captured the skyline (cityscape? I don’t actually know the difference) with the infamous protruding Space Needle being the prominent point of interest. I believe we were stuck in traffic (typical of Seattle) on the highway and I took this through the window of my parent’s car.

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Hermosa Beach, California

Hermosa Beach, California

This photograph was taken while I was on tour with Warped Tour in 2010. I stopped in California for a few shows in late August and while in the area, I stayed with a relative who lives just a few blocks from the gorgeous sandy beaches of southern California.

Hermosa Beach is a tight-knit beach community in Torrance, California which is a suburb of Los Angeles. My favourite spot was the long boardwalk by the sea where I could whip out my roller skates and glide along the ocean. As much culture as Venice Beach may have, the quiet serenity of Hermosa in the early hours of the morning made me glad to be outside of one of the world’s largest cities, while being mere minutes from the opportunities in the city.

 

Although, I probably should have stopped roller skating to take this picture. My balance and poise kept me (and my camera) vertical, though!

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Fountains of Bellagio – Las Vegas

Fountains of Bellagio - Las Vegas

This shot of the Bellagio fountains in Las Vegas was taken in May of 2012. Even though summer had yet to begin, the heat of the dessert was something I had never experienced before. I found a spot in the shade around the walkway that surrounds the fountain and within a few minutes, the fountains begun their show.

This shot is from the Bellagio side of the man-made lake in front of the casino resort, so what you see in the image is a view of the Las Vegas Strip beyond the water. The fish-eye lens on my camera lets you see the entirety of the massive fountains, but I chose a picture without the monstrous heights that the water climbs to because I felt the water shooting out to where I was standing added a bit more depth to the composition.

Anyways, hope you enjoy it!

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Niagara Falls

As a Canadian, or even just a traveler, Niagara Falls is a must. While I was in Ontario in the summer of 2012, I had been told by many that it would be worth the trip outside of the city, and with my good fortune, I made a couple friends in a hostel and with a car I rented, we trekked out to Niagara.

This is my favourite photo I took while I was on the Maid of the Mist, the boat that takes you on a tour of the 3 waterfalls. Of them, two are pictured here, the smaller being Bridal Veil Falls on the right and the American Falls on the left, both of which are on the American side of the border. I’m a sucker for rainbows, so it’s no wonder I love this photo. The largest falls, and arguably the most famous, are called the Horseshoe Falls, for their shape, and they are on the Canadian side. It gets pretty misty down there, so I’ll post another photo of it from above, but I always like being in the thick of it. As a wise photographer once said, “If your pictures aren’t good enough, then you’re not close enough” – Robert Capa

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Rainbow at Niagara Falls – American Falls on the left and Bridal Veil Falls on the right.

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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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