Went to Vancouver last weekend. Took lots of photos of all kinds. Here are a few I like from Saturday (Sunday to come), after the jump. (If you’re reading this in an RSS reader, I think you’ll have to click through to the entry to see the photos below.)
Red and golden raspberries at the Granville Market, which was huge, and awesome, and full of foods I’d never seen before. Other things I took photos of here: fresh handmade pasta, some unidentified fruits, abalone mushrooms, severed fish heads, and “Chinese wiener buns.” Hmm.
This is a view I got by leaning precariously (ok, not that precariously) out the window of our 21st floor apartment and looking more or less straight up. The cable has something to do with some construction being done on the building.
These two shots were taken in a little shopping center across the street from the Vancouver City Hall - the top floor of said shopping center contains the restaurant where we ate dinner.
Shortly after he played with my D300 a few weeks ago, my brother bought one for himself. Direct causation? Maybe not, maybe so. He read the manual much more closely than I did, so I learned a couple tricks from him… above all “easy exposure compensation,” which allows for one less button push when adding exposure comp in aperture-priority mode (and presumably shutter-priority mode, but I never really use that).
Fun abstract taken out the window of the restaurant. If I’d taken it twenty minutes earlier, there would have been much less noise and the color of the sky would have been a deeper, richer blue. But I would have lost a bit of red tone in the wood. Still, wish I’d tried it earlier.
The occasion of the trip was my grandfather’s 94th birthday.
After dinner, I ventured out of our apartment looking to do a little night photography. As it happens, this bar/club district is right near the apartment - I felt like I was in the middle of Adams Morgan back in DC. So I did some random street photography. This street performer was doing card and magic tricks; he was pretty great and really funny as well. In response to tepid applause after his first trick: “I hear some noise, that’s good. Not too much noise, but if you make too much noise it might attract some Americans, and then I’d have to go even slower.”
If I laughed at that joke does it mean I hate my country?
Also, notice the oddly dressed woman posing for a photo behind the performer in the first photo. A few minutes later and a block away, I stumbled across this scene:
My hypothesis is that she was doing some kind of scavenger hunt or something like that, but I’m sure there are a million more interesting stories that one could make up about this photo.
Full photoset is at Flickr; photos from Sunday will be added soon.