Behind the cut you will find my favourite pictures of the ones I took throughout 2005, limited to one per month.
Here you go:
Late afternoon at Lighthouse Park, West Vancouver
This was one of those pictures that turned out exactly the way I hoped it would, after I put a lot of effort into figuring out the settings I needed for the picture. Taken with the Canon A1, 200 speed film. I never wrote down the settings otherwise.
Sunset from Grouse Mountain
The clouds are high, the sun is setting on the ocean, and the light is reflecting between the two. The Grouse skyride tower is to the left, and you can see West Vancouver below on the side of the mountain. Taken with the Canon A400 digital point & shoot.
Fog Bank of Doom
The ships are anchored in English Bay, and the fog is creeping across the ocean to take over Point Grey and the University of British Columbia. In the distance you can see the mountains of Vancouver Island. Taken with the Canon A1, 200 speed film.
I have taken hundreds of pictures of Dayle, but this one is my favourite. It really captures him well, and the lighting was just perfect. I was very happy with it. Taken with the Canon A1, 200 speed film.
Jordy found this huge moth on the pavement near the skyride for Grouse Mountain. I was very happy with the shallow depth of field with this one, and the fact that even though it was dark out, I managed not to have too much camera shake. I think it was at about 1/30th of a second for the exposure. Taken with the Canon A1, 200 speed film.
A seabird at Lighthouse Park
I just liked the moment that I captured with this one. Taken with the Canon A1, 200 speed film.
Canada Place in the sunlight
Taken on a boat cruise around Burrard Inlet, using the Canon A400. I just liked the framing and the sunlight reflecting off the buildings downtown.
Okay, this wouldn’t have been my first choice, but I don’t seem to actually have all of my photos from August because a lot of them are stored on Adam’s parents’ computer in New Liskeard, and I don’t have copies of them. Taken with the Canon 20D, one of the first ones I took with the new camera.
Landscape of mountains and trees in Squamish
This is probably one of my favourite pictures I’ve taken all year. This was taken on a mountain biking trip in Garibaldi Provincial Park, along one of the logging roads. Taken with the Canon 20D.
Seaplane in the skies above Burrard Inlet
The texture of the sky in this one was very pretty. I actually took this through the window of the Seabus on the way in to work one morning. Taken with the Canon 20D.
Fog and sunlight near the Capilano River
We went for a hike on a foggy day around the Capilano River and the fish hatchery. There was just enough sunlight breaking through the fog to paint everything in a surreal light. Taken with the Canon 20D.
The AIDS Memorial
Taken one morning after I dropped Adam off at work – the reason I love this one as much as I do is because I set it up very precisely with a specific effect in mind. I was extremely happy when I came home and looked at it, realizing that it was exactly the impact I was trying for. Again with the shallow depth of field… Taken with the Canon 20D.