Hello and welcome to this month’s newsletter which gives me the opportunity to share what is new and to have a dialog with you as part of the community of photographers, businesses, friends, and family. Hopefully everyone is doing well in these challenging times, staying positive and keeping busy, creative, and safe.
October has been another productive month of photography and of growing the business. I joined the Burnaby Board of Trade this month and have been utilizing the networking and marketing benefits they offer. Another group I have been spending time with is the Burnaby Photographic Society, enjoying the Monday night virtual meetings that cover a wide range of photographic topics.
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Dal’s Poke is a downtown Langley restaurant that is a good example of a business making headway in the pandemic. It was a real joy to photograph and to observe the care and attention Dal puts into his poke bowl creations. These photos will look great on their website and social media sites, showcasing the delicious food and the overall great experience.
There were two hiking trips in particular I wanted to share with you, Mount Frosty in E.C. Manning Provincial Park and Mount Strachan in Cypress Provincial Park.
It was an early morning start for the Mount Frosty hike given the 2.5 hour drive to the trailhead and the 23 km round-trip hike to the summit of Mount Frosty (east peak). The reward for that effort was perfect hiking conditions with the larches in near full-on fall colour mode and deep blue sky! An interesting note is that larch are the only BC native conifer that sheds their needles in the fall. Around the end of September into mid October the needles turn a golden yellow-orange.
Last Saturday a friend and I hiked up to Mount Strachan on the Northshore taking in the opportunity to see early snow. It was amazing to see the blue sky after the previous’ days rain in the city and snow in the mountains.
While the views were impressive, it was the small details in the windswept snow that I found most creative and interesting.
I continue photographing urbanscape images for an upcoming fine art slideshow and this month I spent time at The Shipyards public space in North Vancouver, Granville Island, and the waterfront area of New Westminster.
Abstract and Expressionism
Welcome to the creative section of the newsletter. As we enter this space, we will let go of our rule governing concepts of photography and embrace creativity, uniqueness, and yes occasionally a bit of craziness! As a reminder, all of these images have been created in camera, with only light editing in post production (level adjustments, sharpening, cropping, etc.).