This was breakfast time, and B Buddy ate toast like a shark. That was hours ago. I need to get to the gym! I was editing other photos I took from a couple of days ago and up to last night. So stopping for breakfast, I took some pictures of Bowie and got set on this side track that has lasted hours.
I got several other pictures of Bowie eating his toast treat like this, and I will get to those, but for the time being, enjoy this and be thankful you’re not what is plunging into those jaws.
We went for a walk last night long after the golden hour I was hoping for and deep into the blue hour. The blue hour is still a great time of the day to get shots, but this was getting into the night. I got a few shots I liked, and this is one of them. Chop Suey Rooster is an eye-catching neon sign in Chinatown.
I just added these to the Free to Download section of my site. As always, they are free for you to download and use for personal use. Commercial use with meaningful credit back to me.
What can I say about last night? Of course, I’d have to remember it first.
This photograph was taken last night. Last night we were at the Greta Van Fleet concert. I took this photo a couple of years ago and am just rediscovering it now. I did an edit and am now posting it for the first time.
I do remember the night. It was dinner with friends. We had a lovely four-course meal and several drinks. Those glasses represent just some of what was enjoyed.
It’s not Halloween yet, not even close. So WTF, Costco? Why are you already putting out Halloween candy packages and setting them up for it? Retails start earlier every year! Soon every BIG box shop will simply have a never-ending corner that simply spits out whatever holiday they are pumping. And they will invent twice as many so they can keep it fresh.
This image isn’t great. I haven’t even refined it. But it was just a quick bit of fun before I had to move on to other tasks.
YouTube is screwing me out of streaming ad revenue. This video of a train derailment that happened in the Gastown Vancouver railyard.
The video above currently has 116,951 views. As a photographer and producer of stock content, that is a big deal. Getting paid for that is a big deal. At this level of views, I would have been getting paid at each 10,000 level of views. If they aren’t going to pay me, couldn’t they at least give me some free ad promotion on Google directed to my photography site?FYI: This video is for sale on Kian.photography
Living above this CP Rail West Coast Express train yard can be unpleasant a lot of the time. It is a boisterous and dirty environment. For that reason, most of my building has to have their windows closed. The trains are so loud that they fill your entire apartment and block out all other sounds. You can not hear the conversation, your tv, nothing. And we are five floors up. This noise pollution can happen at any time of the day. 4 am trains will arrive in the yard, and it becomes a 1/2 to 1-hour banging, backing up, banging some more headache.
This train derailment in Vancouver was the start of my day. I have grown used to the loud sounds coming from the yard, but this was otherworldly. The sound of metal ripping and crashing, being dragged. I quickly got my phone out and ran to the window to see what was causing the racket. It took a few seconds to realize that what I saw was a train being dragged across several tracks—a term called Splitting the Switch.
Spitting the switch happens with the switch springs into a different position when the coach is travelling on the straight track. The wheels of the front coach continue on the straight path as intended, but the rear wheels are not on the diverging track. This causes the rear cars to be pulled violently from the diverging track in a sideways motion and, in this case, crash into other parked trains.