Saturday, June 18, 2011

Vancouver Riots

Unfortunately this past week some crazed lunatics trashed down town Vancouver, and tarnished our fantastic cities image around the world.  Why?  Our local hockey team didn't win the Stanley Cup.  I don't have any pictures of the riot itself as I had no interest in taking part of what could have been a great party if it wasn't for the irresponsible behavior of a few that decided to use the loss as an excuse to run rampant through the streets..  Those people are not Vancouverites, and I hope all of them end up in jail.

That said, after the riots, the people of Vancouver have rallied around all the business that were vandalized and started showing the true spirit of our great city.  Today we walked around, and I captured some of my favorite messages that people have left over the last number of days.  Vancouver is a fantastic place, please don't think for an instant that what happened last Wednesday is a representative sample of what our city is really about, the below is!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Exploring the GVRD, and the Fraser Valley

We recently headed out to Belcarra Regional Park to check out a part of Metro Vancouver that I'd never visited before.  The Jug Island trail was actually really nice, a good mix of "un-groomed" trails with some easy sections made for a great excursion.  As a result of my explorations, I created a new gallery to store my photographs of this adventure and other parts of Greater Vancouver that I'll explore in the (hopefully near) future. 

Hopefully this summer I'll be able to get out to more of the local hiking spots.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

The Sunshine Coast

Last weekend I headed up the sunshine coast for a wedding, which of course meant I also lugged my various photographer accessories around for the weekend in a bag that never seems to get lighter..  We hiked around a couple different parks, and took in the local sights.  As a result, of course I had to create a new sunshine coast gallery within the Beautiful British Columbia section of my site.

My favorite picture of the trip is below, I've titled it "Sailing the 7 Seas.. of Trees.." of course, it could be considered a little abstract, but I love it!