Brits in Vancouver – Katie’s Story

“It’s beauty. Every time I fly into the city, I see the mountains and instantly know that I’m home.” Moving tale Katie arrived in Canada in 2011, loves Burnaby Central Park , an oasis of tranquility surrounded by a bustling urban environment and that’s where we met for our photo-session and conversation. Was it the lifestyle or maybe quality of […]

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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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