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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Mount Douglas Park

It was a bright, windy autumn day today so I thought it might be a good day to visit Mount Douglas Park and take a walk through the forest. As usual, it was inspiring, awe inspiring. We are very lucky to have such forest giants within easy reach of the downtown core.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Worth a Second Look 2

Here's a photo I don't think I've posted on this blog though it's been on my wall for a couple of years. It's a street scene taken on Douglas Street in downtown Victoria in 2014. I think if you look closely you'll soon see why I like this photo.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Out After Dark

It's getting noticably darker in the evenings now as we inch closer to winter. Even I, who is not a night person was out after sundown and on a crisp fall night could see a few stars even in the city. - Fern

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Worth a Second Look

Posting a daily photo blog is really challenging for a photographer. It's hard to come up with a new photo every day. And I'll go so far as to say that it's impossible for even the best photographer to come up with a great photo every day. I figure I take about 3 or 4 photos every year that I am genuinely satisfied with. The remaining 400 or so that I post are adequate but generally not worth a second look. So, from time to time from now on I plan to take a second look at photos I am pleased with. I'll try to write a bit about why I think they are worth "a second look."

The above photo of a Falun Gong Drummer was taken during the Victoria Day Parade in May 2016. For me there's a lot to like in this photo. First, the drummer is having a good time. Second, I like the bright, vibrant colors. Third, it's got dynamic lines running diagonally across the photo in both directions that make you feel the movement. And finally, the subject is in sharp focus and the rest is nicely blurred. Comments are very welcome.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Autumn on Work Point

Cold nights lately are making the leaves turn. Here's what it looks like on Work Point, the westernmost end of the Inner Harbour.