The Apocalypse Will Be Televised on Flickr.
Or, at least it’s prelude. After a 2 hour bus ride from downtown to 5th and Burrard, that only got me as far as Broadway and Granville in any case, I decided to walk home in the storm on Thursday. Luckily, I had my handy, dandy Nikonos V with me. And gloves. Walking only took 1 hour, twice as fast as the bus.
It was quite the day despite the fact that the weather wasn’t ‘weathery’ enough to merit mention on the weather forecast in any other town in Canada. In typical Vancouver fashion, the snow had turned to freezing rain by mid-afternoon and at dinner time, there was hardly any snow left downtown at all.
Some excitement in the ‘burbs though as the Mayan god Chaac warmed up for Friday’s apocalypse by hurtling Ice Bombs at flustered commuters on the newly completed, multi-billion dollar Port Mann Bridge. Say what you will about NDP vs Liberal in BC but, at least the Fast Ferries could float (and continue to do so, somewhere in the middle east).
Whaddya mean, nap time is over? on Flickr.
Usually, Trajan will let us know when he’s ready to get up from his increasingly rare afternoon naps but, sometimes, he’d rather just sleep. Sunday was one of those days.
I think I’ve got the rangefinder on the Canon 7s properly calibrated, this was 1/8 sec at f/2.0, lit by Vancouver’s typical December gloom filtering in through the window. Nice and sharp too, thanks to the Abrahamsson Softie. Of the 8 or so shots I took before he decided to actually get up, any blur was due to his movement, not mine! If you have a camera with a traditional cable release socket, you should definitely get one!
Trajan’s days in a crib are certainly quite numbered at this point. He hasn’t actually gone over the wall yet but, he’s definitely got the tools.
Multitalented on Flickr.
Not only can he wield a spoon with the best of them but, Arnaud can also put together one heck of a photography journal as well.
Here he is proudly displaying a very rare inaugural issue of BOP magazine, prior to it’s general availability sometime in January. Very nice work and, as a special bonus, yours truly gets featured in a guest slot on the very last page.
Keep your eye on www.bop-photolab.org/ for news of it’s general availability and pick up a copy when it’s out!
Just barely clinging on on Flickr.
Kinda how I’ve been feeling these last couple weeks. Very busy preparing all sorts of exciting new stuff that should’ve been released today but, will have to wait until early next week now because, well, it’s just gotta be perfect.
Very excited by what I’ve been cooking up. Stay tuned!
Twenty Four Months Plus a Day on Flickr.
And, now we bring this little series to it’s logical conclusion. Trajan is no longer a baby. Monthly updates are no longer relevant.
I’ve tried to duplicate our first entry in this series but, well, a 34” and 33lb toddler is nowhere near as easy to catch lying down as a 2 lb infant born 13 weeks before he was supposed to. He certainly does love his Mom though!
For some additional perspective, the first of this series was taken from approximately 18” away. This shot was taken with me standing on tip toes on a chair with my head brushing the ceiling!
“Take a little off the sides” on Flickr.
Well, it had to happen eventually. For reasons we don’t quite remember, it had been decided that Trajan wouldn’t get a haircut until it was time for his second birthday.
That meant that the last 2 or 3 months, he’s looked like some sort of filthy hippie with crazy hair everywhere. Thank heavens he’s good at wearing his hat when he’s out.
It was well past time for a change though so, on Thursday last week, I packed him up and took him to see my man Peter at Crown Hair Designs on Denman Street and told him to do what was needed.
Shockingly, Trajan sat nicely for the whole haircut and, as you’ll notice when I get some new pictures posted, looks very much the handsome man he really is once again.
The Tourist Trade on Flickr.
Pretty much all the cruise ships that run out of Vancouver have now repositioned south for the winter and the tour buses are near empty (and a little damp!) until spring. There was an odd quiet over the city today with pretty much just Vancouverite’s present.
Disappearing Further into the Background on Flickr.
Vancouver’s Iconic Marine Building, once the tallest building on the planet outside of the USA and long the jewel in Vancouver’s Skyline is about to suffer a further indignity.
As recently as 1989, it still figured prominently on the Vancouver Skyline but, now has been fully hidden from the harbour by development in front of it. Now, the space formerly occupied by the University Club next door is to be replaced by a highrise which will block the view of the western side of the building, not to mention encroach on the most excellent Guiness Building, one of the modernist jewels of Vancouver.
Fortunately, it’s unlikely that Burrard, Cordova or Hastings Streets are going to be replaced by high rise developments anytime soon so, three sides of the Marine Building will remain visible in at least the immediate vicinity!