velvety flow

For water photography, moving water can be taken with two different approaches. Do you want to freeze motion or do you want a velvety flow to it, making it look smooth and soft? This approach is the latter, contrasted by the… Continue Reading…

chinese roof tiles

A Chinese tiled roof is a work of art. It has both protective and decorative functions and is full of symbolism. These semicircle tiles, alternating concave and convex rows, have a bamboo look, which is the symbol of youth and… Continue Reading…

park delight

Since 1882 Beacon Hill Park is a garden oasis in Victoria. Woodland trails, playgrounds, a water park, a petting zoo, ponds, picnic areas, a band pavilion, landscaped gardens and spectacular vistas over the Juan de Fuca Strait draw the locals and tourists alike. The… Continue Reading…

colour expectation

When you think of flower colours, many will think of whites, pinks, yellows, reds, purples, oranges and blues. Generally, flowers make you think of spring and summer.  When I look at this image I think ‘autumn.’ Colour influences how you see… Continue Reading…

majestic mountains

Kicking Horse Campground (Yoho National Park) and Field, B.C., offer majestic mountain panoramas of the Rocky Mountains. This image is of Mount King, part of the Van Horne Range, as it towers on the horizon. I love everything about this image. It is so… Continue Reading…

what lies beyond

It was time to leave the familiar world of daylight behind and venture into the darkness to explore the magical landscape of the night. ‘Night’ adds a brand new dimension to otherwise “ordinary” street scenes, as in this case. The streetlight is… Continue Reading…

look up, way up

Look up, way up. Follow the mast to the edge of the sky. So much mood, emotion and depth in this photo. I love this image as it contains some of my favourite design elements—a prominent subject element, leading lines, and… Continue Reading…

imagination

Trees always live on in the forest. They become forest trolls! I love how the moss has slowly taken over this stump. The stumps shape and the texture of the moss immediately brought to mind ‘troll’. Can you see the… Continue Reading…

blue bridge

Victoria’s ‘blue’ bridge is an integral part of the city — you can’t miss it. It is one of the transit corridors to get into Victoria’s downtown core. [Also known as the Johnson St. bridge.] Night time offers amazing images –… Continue Reading…

west coast fog

This is nature’s natural spotlight in Avatar Grove; taken from the the river bed of Gordon River. Gordon River is a popular destination for kayaking. Generally speaking, it is a lower-water run except for the rainfalls of fall and winter, when it… Continue Reading…

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