Photographing The Butchart Gardens in the Spring

Similar to what I wrote in my previous post, Photographing Vancouver in the Spring, I had photographed The Butchart Gardens in the summer previously but was my first time visiting during the spring. On my previous visit, we arrived when it opened and spent all day there shooting photos until the late evening hours since they …

Photographing Vancouver in the Spring

The Vancouver area is a place that I’m fairly familiar with. My parents took me there when I was a kid to see Expo ’86, I revisited with my mom several years ago when we spent 12 days photographing the area, and I was most recently there two years ago. Given where I am in …

Garden Calendar Cover Photo

My Butchart Gardens photo of the Sunken Garden is on the front of the Gardens 2012 Calendar. There are about a million of these out there so maybe you might have seen one or maybe not, but it’s always fun to see your own photography published in print. This is actually my 2nd photo from …

Where to Take Pictures in Vancouver

View larger map of Vancouver photos In the same vein as the Where to Take Pictures in Los Angeles map I created last week, I decided to do one on Vancouver, Canada this time. The photos and locations are from my visit in 2009. Vancouver is a place that has always been dear to my …

2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics

A bit of shameless self-promotion but this photo of Canada Place is currently on display at the Vancouver Winter Olympics. I think it is probably displayed at Canada Place since it is the main press center for the Olympic Games. Lindsey Vonn probably doesn’t have time to read photo blogs but it would also be …

Stanley Park Seawall

The final day of the Canada trip consisted of return visits to the International Buddhist Temple in Richmond and Granville Island, and an evening along the Seawall in Stanley Park. I would spend every day riding a bike along the Seawall if I could. I love this place! Judging from the amount of people who …

International Buddhist Temple

After arriving back on mainland British Columbia from Vancouver Island the day before, as we were heading to the Gulf of Georgia Cannery, we passed the International Buddhist Temple. It looked like an interesting place but didn’t stop to look inside. So the following day, we had another family gathering planned for dinner so my …

Capilano Suspension Bridge

As previously mentioned on my blog, I am scared of heights. The suspension bridge is several hundred feet above the Capilano River and sways harder the more people that there are on it. I barely made it onto the bridge 23 years ago before having to turn around. I heard that my grandaunt made it …

Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site

Just as there was in the U.S., the Chinese in Canada experienced their fair share of racism. I was a bit taken aback at seeing the name of this machine, “Iron Chink”, at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site. On one hand it is nice that they acknowledged this dark period of history …

Beacon Hill Park

This photo is for the waitress at Gatsby Mansion Inn & Restaurant. On our first night in Victoria, it was raining quite hard so we pretty much had the entire restaurant to ourselves. They have great food by the way! Anyway, so we had this very friendly waitress serving us and had a nice long …