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Art Gallery Of Alberta

While it has been a while since I have been able to hang out in E-town I have been wanting to check out the new art gallery. I was leaving Alberta right around the time that they were looking at the art gallery replacement candidates. I recall looking at the little mock up designs of possible new art galleries at one of our trips to the old art gallery. Neat to see the gallery completed and open.

Art Gallery Of Alberta

Art Gallery Of Alberta

Art Gallery Of Alberta

Richmond Speed Skating Oval

So after becoming horribly sunburnt and eating a fabulous meal with peeps at some Broadway sushi place (the name of which I cant recall), M & I went to Richmond to run some errands, one of which took us by the New Richmond Speed Skating Oval.


It is very peerrty at night so I think a trek back with tripods and the like will be in order.

New Westminster Photo Wander.

About a month ago (may 3rd to be precise) Coaxial and I went for a walk about the New Westminster Quay with cameras in hand, and I am just getting about to blogging the results now. :) I wanted to try out the new 16-35 that replaced the old 16-35 as well as check out the areas of New West that I haven’t photoed yet. It was a ridiculously nice day out with bright blue skies (i know I just said that I don’t photowander in the sun) and puffy clouds.

New West Photo Wander

The best part of this photo is the Star Choice Satellite dish :)

New West Photo Wander

Interesting light was happening on this manhole cover so the triptych was in order!

New West Photo Wander

When i was a little kid i used to play with G.I.Joes in weeds like these! I pretended that they were huge trees in an epic forest.

New West Photo Wander

There was a lot of aweful graffiti about but these were the best of the bunch

New West Photo Wander

16-35 =awesome! I love how the wider the lens the less dramatic the contrast of light and dark is.  My fish eye is almost always bang on exposure from light to dark.  Here I had some help filling in the shadows for the sun was reflecting off a huge white building and filled in the right side nicely! :)

New West Photo Wander

Walls with wires are cool!

New West Photo Wander

Train Tracks and blue skies = fun

New West Photo Wander

The Skytrain bridge looked surreal this day. It sort of looked like it was a painted backdrop in a lower budget Sci-Fi show.

New West Photo Wander

Coaxial may have found a new calling as a hillbilly.

Ya so a month old but swell none the less! Enjoy! if i get around to it i may even pull out photos from the perogiy party that we went to afterwards. But dont hold your breath! :)

A Photo Wander Around VGH

The other day while my darling wife was in physio I went for a photo wander around the hospital. I heart that out side of the hospital. It took about a full hour to wander around the Jack Bell Centre which is hilarious because it is a rather small building comparatively :) There was photo gold everywhere I looked

More Road Trip Photos

So I am not really busy or anything i am just to lazy to take new photos. So I am going to spend a bit of time posting older photos again! This is from the road trip that Josh & I took in November!

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Camera: Canon 1Ds Mark II Aperture: 5.0 Shutter: 1/200 Lens Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM @ 70mm ISO: 250 Date Taken: Nov.12.2007

Lonsdale at Sunrise

Lonsdale at Sunrise

Camera: Canon 1Ds Mark II
Aperture: 1.4
Shutter: 1/2000
Lens: Canon EF 50mm 1.4
ISO: 50
Date Taken: Sept.07.2007

Lonsdale at Sunrise

Lonsdale at sunrise!

Camera: Canon 1Ds Mark II
Aperture: 1.4
Shutter: 1/8000
Lens: Canon EF 50mm 1.4
ISO: 50
Date Taken: Sept.07.2007

Traveling back from Alberta

So over the last two days we have been slowly driving back from Alberta the long way around. Instead of going the most direct way that would get us from Edmonton to Vancouver very quickly we thought we would make the drive fun and go the longest possible way that we could. We went south to Red Deer and turned west at Sylvan Lake where we found the neatest little scooter company that is actually based in Langley BC – Volano Scooters – although we are sure these are the “cheap P.O.S’s” that Jiang Wayne was talking about one time. We thought that it was hilarious that we went to the middle of a field in Alberta and discovered uber urban things that come from our home.

Stopped on the highway to take photos of this old house in the middle of a canola field.

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We actually were going to go through the field and check it out, but the canola was so thick we couldn’t even walk. The best we could get is a long lens shot of it from the highway. We stopped in Rocky mountain house on our way to the parks. We took the ice fields parkway south to the Trans-Canada and we stuck on that till we got to Revelstoke where we decided that we would spend the night. We ended up staying at the campiest place ever just for the heck of it! We didn’t set out to stay at the campiest place ever but it just sorta happened that way. Check out the floor in the bathroom! A word to the wise, Round Beds suck!

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In the morning we hit the road early but we didn’t make it far before we found a place that we had to check out. This is an old abandoned motel right on the side of the road. We only had to hop one fence to get to it!

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So we wandered around with cameras for 20 minutes. After that we weren’t on the road for more then 10 minutes before we found the next abandoned place. This is an old sawmill that looks just like it shut down one day and never started back up.

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There is everything still there and not even badly vandalized (probably because it’s in the middle of nowhere.) So we wandered around that for about an hour. We stopped next in Sicamous for breakfast. We found a country breakfast buffet that wasn’t half bad. Because we like to drive places that we haven’t seen before we took the long way home. We went though Vernon and Kelowna as apposed to the quick route via Kamloops. We didn’t really stop anywhere except this._y1o3301.JPG

I have never been to Osoyoos or Princeton so we took the 97 and the 3 home. Fantastic scenery and we found a few more scooters on the way! There is a town called Keremeos that is about halfway between Princton and Osoyoos that was filled with old beat up tractors and well worn Vespa’s as well as wicker scooters!

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Buildings that sorta match

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Camera: Canon 1Ds Mark II
Aperture: 6.3
Shutter: 1/800
Lens: EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM @ 24mm
ISO: 500
Date Taken: April.28.2007

Lonsdale at night!

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Camera: Canon 1Ds Mark II
Aperture: 9
Shutter: 30 sec
Lens: EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM @ 27mm
ISO: 400
Date Taken: April.12.2007