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 …

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 …

Ross Fountain Video – Butchart Gardens

Ross Fountain Video – Butchart Gardens from Richard Wong. After my recent experience with coyotes howling at Joshua Tree National Park late at night while photographing the Milky Way, I realized how limiting still photography is when it comes to capturing the true experience of the outdoors. Still photography in my opinion has much more …

New Canada Photos Gallery

After two months worth of blog posts, I have finally finished processing my photos from Canada and added them to my website. Feel free to take a look at my Canada pictures gallery which includes sub-galleries for Vancouver and Victoria as well. I will also eventually be adding a few of my mom’s pictures when …

My Bicycle Fetish

Not sure what it is because I haven’t ridden a bike in years but they seem to catch my eye in photo compositions. This image was taken during my first afternoon in Victoria. This picture was one of the last photos I took during the 5th and final night in Victoria. See more of my …

Hatley Park National Historic Site

Visiting Hatley Castle was sort of an afterthought but we had already done everything else that we had planned to so we spent our last afternoon in Victoria at Hatley Park National Historic Site. I didn’t have high expectations from what I had heard so I didn’t bring my tripod which cost me some shots …

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 …

Amazing Sunset – Inner Harbour

The 4th night in Victoria was definitely the best sunset of the entire trip and perhaps the best one I have seen all year. My mom had kept talking about wanting to take an evening picture of us together from this spot since before we even went on vacation. Since we were running out of …

Skipper the Yorkshire Terrier

Victoria’s Fisherman’s Wharf is a colorful community of floating houseboats and fishing vessels just a few blocks from the Inner Harbour. While walking through one of the docks, this dog, Skipper was standing on the side of the boat looking around. I couldn’t help but smile. See more of my Victoria BC pictures.

Craigdarroch Castle

I think Craigdarroch Castle is a relatively new attraction in Victoria. The house itself has been around for a long time but it had several reincarnations over the years from a mansion to a military hospital to a university and a music conservancy. Half of the house appears to have been restored while the latter …