Thursday, 26 September 2013

Japan Special

Continuing to look at Black & White photography, this traditional bakery was pointed out to me while exploring Tokyo. The cookies are made of a waffle-like dough with a sweet bean filling and are very popular around here.

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Japan Special

I just have the amazing opportunity to visit Japan and decided to include a study of Black and White photography on my blog. It's been on my list to do a more in depth study of Black & White photography, and to explore what subjects work, how B&W transforms the photo's message and how to translate colour into dramatic shades.

Sunday, 22 September 2013

Close up

Another shot I brought home from the Vancouver Aquarium. One of my photographic experiments. The first thing that attracted me was the colour, those amazing shades blending somewhere between light green and light blue. Then of course, there is always the curiosity what it would look like as a photo if I went really close up ...

Thursday, 19 September 2013

Close up

The sea otter was drifting on his back and was having what seemed a profound nap. I did not know that the sea otters do actually sleep floating on their backs. But apparently they do. Close up the scene translated into a photo between and abstract and a profile portrait.

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Bumble bees

Bumble bees: this has been another little project I've given quite a bit of attention this summer. Photographing bumble bees was fun, it was exciting and very rewarding! It left me with a little collection of photos with bumble bees in flight and on flowers, I might want to continue sharing with you.

Sunday, 15 September 2013

Change of season

Back in time in the park and at the spot to document the change of season marking the visual of the park. This has become a little pet project. I always thought I was well aware of the seasons but narrowing it down to the same place, same angle has focused my attention in a completely new way.

Thursday, 12 September 2013


The deer seemed to be aware of their advantaged camouflage and I noticed that they mainly kept  among trees and close to the shade of the trees. And then this deer calmly walked onto the street as if protected by the shade. The scene unfolded while I was photographing deer along the road and the photo was one not to be missed. And in case you wonder, the lorry driver did stop for the animal.

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

The Mounties

When it comes to portraits my preference is that of environmental portraits. Catching the moment of action and of involvement. I love taking photos of people who are absorbed in their activity. My visit to Canada coincided with a presentation of the Musical Ride and of course I could not resist a peek behind the scenes ...

Thursday, 5 September 2013

Black & white

As I go on exploring the impact of colour and patterns to the message of the photo I had another look at what happens to that message when I convert it to black & white. I took this photo because I was drawn to the impact the dead trees had on the landscape.

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

From above

Looking down from the Harbour Centre Lookout Tower, this was not a photo I could miss. From above the older part of Vancouver city centre looked like a miniature replica. The angle and distance seemed to give the scene some surreal dream-like quality. The photo also contrasts nicely with my last blog post while staying with the observation of how patterns and colours define a space.