Posts Tagged With: Water

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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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.

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Brighton Pier

Brighton Pier - Valentines Day 2013

Upon arriving in Brighton, I ventured a few steps from the bus station and discovered the gorgeous sight found at the pier around sunset. The seagulls were circling from what seemed like every direction, the lights were flashing and the people acted as if like the chilly winds of February on the coast didn’t bother them.

To my loyal followers, I apologize for the delay in getting the first post up since my travels began, but I’ve finally settled a bit and it’s time to start posting again. I hope you are all keeping well in your corner of this globe! This will be a couple of weeks of update until I can muster the courage to keep adventuring to bring you more escapades around the world. Next up should be Europe with my cousin!

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A Swedish Delight: Kungsportsbron

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While enjoying my first trip to Sweden in 2007 visiting my uncle, his wife and my cousin, we ventured across many bridges in Gothenburg, Sweden.This particular bridge is called Kungsportsbron. It is a bridge over the moat in central Gothenburg, connecting Kungsportsavenyn with Kungsportsplatsen.

The bridge is named after the King’s Gate, a city port that was demolished 1836-1839. It was designed by architect Eugene Thorburn in the Italian Renaissance style and was opened August 14, 1901 by King Oscar II. That information brought to you by a combination of Swedish wikipedia and Google Translate.

The stone work and street lamps strike me most when looking at the bridge, but if you’ve followed this blog for a while, you know that I have a thing for bridges and bodies of water.

Thanks for stopping by!

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London from The Eye

London from The Eye

Of my many trips to London, I’ve only been up on the London Eye once. This photograph was taken in March of 2007 and it remains a favourite of mine taken in the city of London. The haze around the city mixes with the colours of the sky so beautifully that it makes me pause every time I rediscover this picture. Big Ben and the Elizabeth Tower surrounding the bell, as well as all of the Parliament buildings seem to stand out against the rest of the city, along with Westminister Bridge.

I hope you enjoy it. Thanks for stopping by!

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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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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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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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Edinburgh

Edinburgh, Scotland has one of the most amazing landscapes one can hope for in such a sizable city. From the hills and mountains to the ocean to the north. Every time I was on any sort of hill or on top of a tall building, I wanted to check out the skyline and bask in it’s beauty. The shot below was taken on top of Camera Obsura, which is just next to the entrance of Edinburgh Castle. Being in the UK, it’s not surprising that the majority of the time I was in the city, clouds covered the sky, but I like the mood it adds in this shot.

The view from Camera Obscura in Edinburgh, Scotland in early September of 2011.

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