Taking our lovable dog Bowie out for his last pee of the night and grabbing a chance to “medicate,” I came across this rain-soaked table top of cool wine bottles. I took this photo with my new iPhone 14 Pro Max, and the resolution on this is crazy. I can pull just one of those wine bottles, crop in and get a great image. And that should be expected as this is a 48 mp camera taking almost 90 MB images and costing me $2400!!!!
Gastown can be a great place to live if you focus on the positives and make the negatives into positives. I am here, so I will need to learn to live with the abundance of drunken partiers at my doorstep and the endless crowds of wondering in the way tourists on vacation brain. The positives being there are photographic opportunities not available to most photographers on display here all the time. I will do my best to enjoy those moments, like finding a beautiful tabletop of rain-wet wine bottles with attractive labels.
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.