Vancouver

Smoke Photography

ILLUMINATED? Well on Fire more like it.

Shawn Sviridov galleryss.com posing for Nikon Ad

Shawn Sviridov Nikon Illuminated

Wanted to share this picture and the story #Vancouver BC, and the Lions Gate Bridge (in the background) is in a haze. Smoke from forest fires burning around British Columbia filled the coastal areas. Heroes, the firefighters, volunteers and tree fellers, are fighting the blazes around the province (and world wide) protecting and saving lives, homes, and keeping us safe – this has been one of the driest seasons on record  and thus far over 800 fires have sprung up around the province.

More information on being fire safe can be found on the BC Wildfire service: http://bcwildfire.ca/index.htm

The shot was done with my #Nikkor #18-200VR my trusty #D300s on a tripod at ISO 500. I grabbed my mobile phone and tried to stand as still as possible.

 

Here are a few more shots from that night

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Lions gate bridge smoke

Lions gate bridge smoke

Lions gate bridge smoke

Over exposed by +2

Over exposed by +2

Lions gate bridge smoke

Lions gate bridge smoke

Night Time on Cypress

The shots from last weekends trip up to the top of cypress and camping there for 5 hours. Watching space, stars, trees and listening to the sounds of the forest… and occasional scion and mazda racers.

The Car

RX8 Mazda

RX8 Mazda.

 

The Stars Spinning

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Iona Beach – Close up on Nature Pt.1 – Insects

On Saturday Morning this long weekend I had ventured out to Iona for an early morning hunt and shoot. The Iona Beach Park opens at 8 am, so being early means you have to wait in the car as there is no where to really park outside the park (park your car that is ).

Within the park the number of ducks and waterfowl has decreased from the winter months when migratory birds come to visit the Lower Mainland, but the park is alive, from insects buzzing, to baby geese chasing them and nibbling on grass and swallows and goldfinches flying through the air singing and chirping.

Here is a quick part one of the life i saw in the park, these are mainly insects.

Also check out the link to Sean M – he was doing some amazing macro photography of bugs at the park as well – (his flickr link ).  Always a pleasure to meet a great photographer!

Swallow

Swallow

Flies

Bee

Bee

D-fly 1

D-fly 1

D-fly 2

D-fly 2

Wasp

Wasp

 

Zombies Cobalt What?

Downtown Vancouver, while everyone was happily getting ready to watch Game of Thrones there was a shoot happening. Cobalt Crew and thats all that I could find out, no one would say what the shoot was about. It was on Pender and Thurlow with lots of CA Police and News.

I got two shots off before the staff sternly warned me off. Looks like a zombie apocalypse Fear the Walking Dead.

Couple of Pics Here:

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Being waved off even though I was shooting from across the street

Being waved off even though I was shooting from across the street

Fake news trucks for the shoot

Fake news trucks for the shoot

See more here.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fear_the_Walking_Dead

Mt. Garibaldi and the Chief

Took some pictures while on a hike in Squamish British Columbia last weekend. The view from Chiefs’ first peak was quite amazing of the valley below to the north, and to the south was Howe Sound. Truly truly beautiful.

 

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Here is a shot of Mount Garibaldi  which is to the north of the Chief. I used my 18-200 mm lens and focused on infinity. I did do some post production because of the ultraviolet light was very bright in sunshine and because I did not have any filters with me.

How about some more pictures from my phone too. And just below is the super large picture if you want it for a wallpaper.

Very BIG version of the pic

Very BIG version of the pic

Phone Pics!

Valley North towards Squamish and Whistler beyond it

Valley North towards Squamish and Whistler beyond it

View to Whistler

View to Whistler

The ladder to First Peak of the Chief

The ladder to First Peak of the Chief

Double Ferns

Double Ferns

Howe Sound View

Howe Sound View

View of Trees

View of Trees

VPD Traffic Enforcement Unit

Ran into the VPD Traffic Enforcement Unit down on Denman and Georgia this Saturday in Vancouver … with the motorcycles lined up and shining in the weekend sun I was able to snap some photos.

The great battle of mid day sun and its shadows vs … well a camera. 🙂

Here are some of those. With logo and without.


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