Waiting for Coffee?

Waiting for Coffee?

Another potential coffee break! If they are waiting for service, they had better go in and find it. I love the old world look – it transports me to Europe except for the clothing. The hat does not quite fit the plaid shirt which helps make it Canadian. The colours in their clothing pick up on the building colours but I suspect they did not plan...

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Coffee Break Boredom

Coffee Break Boredom

I could not figure out what he was looking at. He walked out of his work and then stopped to investigate. He would stand and take a sip of his coffee and then go back to this spot at the window. It was a chilly fall day but nice and warm basking in the sunshine. It is sad to see a closed small business. The government needs to lower taxes on small business as they are the lifeblood of the economy. Unfortunately we have an anti-business NDP...

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Urban coffee break

Urban coffee break

I love the contrast of the human element and the stark industrial environment in this image. This is the frame that captured the gesture moment – the cup in the hand. I had to wait for about 5 minutes for the gesture moment to happen. People often think that a photo is just captured but sometimes you have to wait a half hour for something to happen or move on. And this photo certainly was not taken on Vancouver Island – it is a...

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On your tippy toes

On your tippy toes

My initial interest that got me into photography was black and white images back in the good old film days. I used to process the film and spend hours in the darkroom and never lost the joy of seeing an image emerge in the tray of developer. Then I got attracted to the amazing colours of Kodachrome and projecting the image but I should have also continued B&W as it is magical with the right image. This image is so much better in B&W...

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Christmas 2017

Christmas 2017

I did not get out in 2016 for Christmas images so was determined to get out for this past Christmas. It was the first time I had used a tripod for a long time but like riding a bicycle it got easy to use quickly so that I could take pictures slowly. It was amazing to hear all the foreign languages being spoken around me as I was setting up. There were a lot of cell phones being used for pictures which can take great pictures in sunshine but are...

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A day in the park

A day in the park

I have not done any child photography since my favorite daughter was a kid. It is challenging to do as kids are the extreme opposite of stationary – especially in a playground! Eddie is 4 years old and clearly enjoys exploring the world and the simple pleasures of life. He could have stayed there all day even though it was rather damp and chilly. I followed him around until I thought I might lose too much weight…I am trying to do...

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