Brits in Vancouver – Shayna’s story

With a love of mountains, oceans and forests, Vancouver had a natural pull for Shayna. I met Shayna at one of her special places, Acadia Beach within Pacific Spirit Park. It’s a place that showcased the best thing about being in Vancouver for her; access to water, forests and mountains.  Not wanting to assume anything I asked what brought her […]

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Float plane to Bowen Island

It was a very special experience. Many moons ago I served in the Royal Air Force. I was never based at a flying station as my role was in telecommunications. Strange but true. Ever since relocating to Vancouver I’ve wanted to take a float plane ride. There’s simply a special feeling for me associated with radial engines and floats planes […]

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Hometown tourist – Vancouver Aquarium

I want to learn more about one of my new daily shooters, the Olympus OMD EM-5.  Naturally, the best way to find out what the capabilities are is to get out and use the camera. Using the F2.8, 25mm prime (the ‘nifty 50’ equivalent) I shot these images whilst being a hometown tourist at the well respected Vancouver Aquarium. I’m […]

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Today it’s easy. I’m straight on and have a prime standing spot. Where I board, remaining on two feet is almost obligatory. The bing-bing-bong sounds and two doors slide somewhat jerkily towards each other. I register the comforting bump of rubber kissing rubber. Some days it’s like that. Calm, relaxed and with the added benefit of personal space. Other days […]

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Victoria Day Weekend

All in all, it’s a world away from the hubbub of life in the Lower Mainland; and that’s one of the things I so enjoy about living here. One of the regular reminders of BC’s more recent heritage, well more recent by Brit standards, is the Victoria Day public holiday. Celebrating the birthday of the long departed Queen Victoria has […]

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