Photo Challenge: Community

When I think of community, I think of a group of people sharing joys, fears, sorrows and adventures. So, I immediately thought of my hiking group. We called ourselves “The Hopeful Hikers” and had a ton of outdoor adventures together. We climbed mountains, trekked through the snow and occasionally drank champagne together too. As our escapades continued, we quickly turned into a family with deep…

100 Strangers

Last Sunday my photowalk group decided to meet in the Business District of Vancouver, one of one of the city’s oldest neighborhoods. It was an architectural walk and our focus was on the beauty and detail of the historical buildings that surrounded us. The buildings were absolutely lovely but what really interested me were the men and women I saw walking down the street. I found I had to keep holding myself back from photographing people as I struggled to…

Wind and Gold

Autumn came, with wind and gold. – Henry David Thoreau Autumn, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways. I love the crunch of crimson leaves under my feet. I love watching golden leaves dance on the wind as they float away from their trees. I love the autum sun, so mellow compared to the intensity of the summer one. I love how brisk winds turn…

The Horizon

No matter how far a person can go, the horizon is still way beyond you. – Zora Neale Hurston http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/10/25/weekly-photo-challenge-horizon/

A Saturated Sunset

A few friends and I spent an evening camped out on a beach blanket last summer, surreptitiously drinking wine from polka dot plastic glasses and eating red velvet cupcakes in honour of my pup’s 4th birthday. At the end of the beach party, I took a photo of this intense summer sunset. I love this photo because it instantly takes me back to that fun, sugar-high, wine-buzzed, doggie…

Welcoming Summer’s Ghost

Wandering the beach, barefoot in the sand, waiting for the fiery sun to paint the sky as it sinks into the Pacific is the only way I want to spend my evenings before the summer fades away. Below is a collection of photos I took the past few weeks while saying goodbye to sweet summer breezes, warm ocean waves and beach bum evenings. Loneliness adds beauty to life. It puts a special burn on sunsets and makes…

An Afternoon in Chinatown

Hoping to improve my photography skills without actually entering a classroom, I recently joined a photo-walk group and  it’s turning out to be an amazing opportunity to get my creativity flowing, meet fellow photography buffs as well as see my town through brand new eyes. On last weekend’s walk through Chinatown, between the scents, sights and sounds of the market and the beautiful, peaceful zen of the Chinese Gardens, I slowly…