It can be very interesting living above the CP Rail Yard in Vancouver. Today we had a birds-eye view of a man running from the Vancouver Police Department. He was coming from the Crab Park encampment in the Port of Vancouver.
The encampment itself is a symptom of a larger problem and is not as lawless as some would make out. That said, there have been some significant incidences, like stabbings. I wouldn’t call it safe, but that should be said for the residents and not just us in the neighbourhood. Most of those campers are desperate and looking for alternatives. The guy in this video may well be someone the campers needed protecting from, not a representative of the larger community.
I filmed this guy for as long as I could. To get this view, I was leaning awkwardly out of my living room window. As you can see, he travels a reasonable distance down the tracks looking for a way onto the alley that runs behind Water street. As he heads down towards where the Skytrain Waterfront station, I lose focus on him and stop filming, so I don’t know what happened to him after that.
This bit of street photography is the result of setting up a focus area and waiting. As I was waiting for my husband to meet me at the Skytrain station. As I came up to the station, I noticed an interesting bit of graffiti and a great subject to set up focus on. From there, all I had to do was wait for people to walk out of the station and into the plain of focus I had set. On this day, I was also in the mood to shoot in black and white. I had my camera set to B&W.
This is my first shot at pixel shift. I could try and explain this in detail, but WIKI would do that clearly and more accurately. Basically, what happens is with the use of a verrrrrrrry sturdy tripod and my Sonys pixel shift feature, the camera takes a series of four photos. The camera shifts the image sensor by one pixel between each shot using pixels that would have otherwise been wasted. For red and blue, you get 40% more information, and for green, you get 20% more. This can result in a sharper image.
Time to get out the door! It seems I am always saying that. But it’s true. I’ve got 15 minutes. This photo is of the CBC building and its satellite dish. I quickly snapped this photo with an eye for editing and framing angles. I like the results and will get back to this idea in the coming days. View the better quality version on my site.
I don’t have a lot of time here! Just a quick blog post to show some photos I am getting back to editing from my trip to Sri Lanka this past March. This elephant has just crossed a marsh in Yala and taking a dust bath and nibbling a bit. This disturbed the bird that had a free ride the whole way across the marsh. These images and more from Sri Lanka in March 2022 are on my site.