Light on the Horizon

It’s rainy much of the year in Vancouver, BC, which can sometimes be oppressive. But sometimes there are these rare moments of light…..The silhouette is my son in his Muddy Buddy ( a head-to-toe rain suit that come in handy around here).IMG_2726 IMG_2704 IMG_2773 IMG_2780 IMG_2716 IMG_2717

Condensation

I love photography but I really have no idea what I’m doing …and I kind of like it that way. Photography for me is a source of constant discovery and experimentation. Unlike writing, there is no real inner critic when I take pictures. I can enjoy the thrill of taking pictures without the pressure to produce anything which is why it is one of my favorite stress relievers. These photos are a result of condensation getting caught between my lens and the macro filter. I kind of wish I had left it there longer. These were taken on my balcony. IMG_9841

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IMG_9842I took these with my +4 macro filter (I have a +1 and a +2 but the 4 is by far my favorite).

Beneath high-tension power lines

spiders string webs between shadows

that vibrate with their own tension

birds startle at the bark of a dog

the loud exclamation of a child

hands stained beat red with blackberry juice

full of the sun-burnt wild flowers, the quiet cold that flys through the mirror image sky

Train Art Part 1

I took these a little while ago. There is something about train art that draws me so strongly. Is it my complete lack of context, as though the messages were from an entirely different time or culture peaking my curiosity and firing the imagination?

The trains like reluctant mailcarriers taking these strange letters thousands of kilometers for passers-by to puzzle over, And the inscrutability of these messages makes me feel voyeristic as though i had snuck into someones house and was furtively reading their personal correspondence with an old lover or friend.

Mature Content! Some of these pictures may be offensive to some viewers.