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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Victoria in Black and White - The Delta Ocean Pointe Resort Hotel

I love color but lately I've been experimenting with black and white - mostly because I happened to be looking at some old prints of early photography when they used to use glass plates for negatives. The photos I was looking at had such rich contrasts and splendid detail that I wanted to try to reproduce that using modern technology. I don't feel I have succeeded yet but I am enjoying striving in that direction. The photo above is of the Delta Resort Hotel just off the western side of the Johnson Street Bridge. It's an imposing building on Songhees Point that is a little dwarfed by the newly built "Promontory" condo development just behind it.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Dragon Boat Festival

Last weekend crowds attended the annual Dragon Boat Festival in the Inner Harbour. This is a very big and popular event that attracts thousands of people to view races and other activities that are focused on raising money for the BC Cancer Foundation. In the last 6 years the races have raised over a half million dollars in support of Cancer research and treatment. Above, some of the competing dragon boats race past Laurel Point in James Bay.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Lake Cowichan

Like old barns and babies, lily pads are impossible to resist with the camera. - Fern

Sunday, August 17, 2014


This sign is all that is left to what was once a popular dining tradition in this area; the "Chinese and Canadian Food Restaurant" which had a menu that included burgers and fries as well as chow mein and the like; the original fusion cuisine. Located on the city limits of Duncan, north of Victoria these old signs are becoming very rare indeed. - Fern

Saturday, August 16, 2014

After Dark 4 - The Inner Harbour

Another important contributor to the Inner Harbour's magic is the Inner Harbour itself - the water and the boats of all shapes and sizes that are moored there.