Monday, February 17, 2014

Roped In

I've always liked photographing rope and chains and fishing gear. I'm not sure if it's because I've always liked fishing and boating, or because I love photographing texture. Perhaps it's both!

Black and white

These ropes had some great lead weights on them. I loved the colours and texture here.

And here...

And here. I liked the turquoise rope here as well.

And they're off

A bit of rust, metal, and nature...

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

"Why Would You Want To Take A Picture Of Me?"

We wandered into a salvage yard in Steveston today looking for things to photograph. This man, who obviously worked there for many years, knew his stuff. He was an expert on rust and dirt and all sorts of grimy things. He didn't understand why photographers would want to photograph it. I have never asked someone if I could take their photo...a stranger that is. I felt compelled to ask. He had no idea why, but complied. I think I will bring him a copy of these. I liked him. We didn't ask his name. I think I will call him Rusty.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Sardis Drum Band at The PNE 2013

This is the Sardis Drum Band we saw perform in 2013 at The PNE. I wanted to post them earlier but it just didn't happen for some reason. They were very dynamic, very entertaining! If you look at their faces, they really have fun!

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Sharing Talent

 Last week, Brook and I went into Vancouver again...Here, I wanted to take photos of people who seemed to frequent the hood. They lived there, shopped there, shared their world there...some because they want to be there, some because they had no choice. I hope you like these snapshots of their lives.
The wood carver
The salesman

The crooner

The musical prophet

He gets two spots. I enjoyed his music and his message.

The make-up artist

The appointment keeper

The models

The financial advisor

The entreprenuer and the artist

The animal lover

Monday, February 3, 2014

Aylen - our new 7 and a half year old dog...She has been such a great addition to our family.

I am not going to give you the ball....nope

Unless you have a treat for me....?

Ryan and Aylen having a chat.  She understood "stay".

"Heyyyy!!! Can I come now?!!!"

" I come! Ready or  not! "

She looks so pretty in the sunshine.


...and again. This was a good jump after hunting for mice in the tall grass...

Doing dog things

Me: "Hey Ryan, throw the ball right over my head!" Ryan: "Okay" Me: "Oh geez!"

Calm and sweet

Posing like a pretty puppy

On the picnic table

Good girl.