This has been a fantastic year for photography, and in the last few months I feel I’ve finally hit my groove. Maybe it’s the long seawall walks, and the lovely scenery I got exposed to? Or maybe it’s the cardio?
Morning commuters — January 9
My first morning photo of Burrard Bridge, I think? Already trying out new things just days into the new year. Nice job, me.
Fiery sunrise — January 28
Inukshuk and setting sun — March 28
Simple and already done, but when the shot’s right there you have to take it!
Dramatic sky over Yaletown — April 7
This might have been my first walk along the south seawall from Cambie Bridge to Granville Island, scoping out good vantage points for my eventual walking commutes. I found one.
Goðafoss — May 12
My first Icelandic waterfall, and it’s a lovely one!
Dettifoss — May 12
My second Icelandic waterfall, a bit harder to get to, but well worth the effort.
Resilience — May 12
Take a moment to appreciate the humble little things around you.
A lot of birds — May 16
Gorgeous and noisy.
Kirkjufell — May 16
Kirkjufell (“Church Mountain”) is a hella pretty mountain, dramatically standing there by itself. Interestingly, it looks very different from different points of view.
Orange and blue — May 17
A silly little photo I took on a whim, but I really like it!
I did an art — July 13
Just a one-time thing so far but hey, I’m not just about photography!
Davie & Denman — July 21
All about the golden hour with bonus rainbow flags!
Bumblebee — August 22
Overcame my twitchiness about stinging insects, with a phone that wasn’t particularly made for close-up shots.
The fuzziest caterpillar — September 5
LOOK AT THE FUZZ. Though apparently you don’t want to touch it. That fuzz is called “setae”, and they can break off in your skin if you touch them, cause allergic reactions or even contain stinging chemicals. BUT JUST LOOK AT IT
Speaker — September 28
Not my best selfie but a great milestone for me, being my first time presenting at a WordCamp.
Golden towers — October 8
I love this photo’s geometry: the stark angles of towers and shadows, the mosaic of lit and dark windows — and the soft soft clouds in the background.
Impression, morning — October 14
It feels like an impressionist painting, doesn’t it? The delicate textures of clouds and light rippling on the water, like brushstrokes. Love it
Impression, dusk — October 17
It feels like another painting, with the moody clouds pierced by little bright spots of colour.
Frosted leaves — October 27
Geese flying low — October 30
There’s tons of life around False Creek, and here we see a flock of geese commuting to their hangout in Charleson Park.
Cambie Bridge lights — November 19
A bit of darkness lets you see more light.
Drizzly twilight — November 23
Yet another painting-like photo. This one feels perfect: balanced, harmonious, relaxing. I could drink it in all day.
Boats and birbs — November 24
I can’t get enough of this view.
As above so below — November 28
Just goes to show, sometimes all you need is to be in the right place at the right time. And also to look behind you sometimes.
Trout Lake — November 30
I was on my way back from Taichi class, driving along Broadway, when I saw the sky and made an impulse decision. I found my way to Trout Lake and found (a) a good vantage point, and (b) that the lake was frozen. Unexpected, but it didn’t hurt the view!
More golden towers — December 9
I love the contrast of grey and gold here, and how ground level is still in shadow.
Ferry dock — December 14
A little call-back to when I took photos of Sunset Beach every morning… except now it’s dusk, and there’s a new thing in town.
Science World and BC Place — December 20
I couldn’t make both these landmarks fit in one 16:9 shot, though I may try again from a different vantage point.
Surface tension — December 21
Not my first macro shot, and it’s a bit blurrier than I’d have liked, but look at the cute little twinned berries! Look at the surface reflection! Look at the surrounding berries reflected in the droplets!
(downtown + boats + bridges) × 2 — December 22
This view never gets old