Went downtown yesterday to see a double bill of old Japanese movies at Cinematheque with a friend and as we had some time to kill before showtime, thought we’d spend some of it walking along the Vancouver shoreline. Brollies were the gear of the day!
It was also a bit chilly for our neck of the woods. Anyways, after struggling with the brolly, taking off one glove, holding the not-so-smart phone and trying to juggle them all in the rain with only 2 hands, zoom in a bit, and hit shoot button, I managed to get a couple of shots, one of which kinda captured the moment for me.
Of course, then I had to reverse the entire procedure to get the NSSphone back into my pocket.
You get the idea. You’ve all been there, done that.
The other day my partner was getting some physical therapy just down the block from Rocky Point Park in Port Moody, BC. Rather then sit in the waiting room and read and since it wasn’t raining, I went on a little photo excursion to the pier in the park.
I thought of it as a bit of a photo recce as the lighting was good but not ideal and I didn’t have my tripod. Here’s what I came up with for the 30 minutes or so I spent there.
These first two are looking along the pier North towards the mountains, the inlet and the end of the pier. Black and white really suited this one as the colours, although nice, didn’t really add anything to the mood and actually took away from the subtle shading I was looking for.
This one uses the colour nicely with the camera balanced on the railing looking down along it. You can see what kind of a gray day it was!
The next 3 are looking back toward the shore from various viewpoints along the pier.
In this first one, I liked the contrast between the hard white metal rails versus the softer lines of the wooden pier.
This next one really emphasizes the pier walkway ending in the little pagoda that is actually at the entrance to the pier. I took it to play with using the “vanishing point” perspective to bring you into the picture.
This last one is just another vanishing point and hey, it kinda ends at the Canadian flag so that’s pretty cool.
There’s lots more to Rocky Point Park so get out and enjoy your own neighborhoods as much as I enjoy mine.