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Photo Friday

Heading North – Vancouver, British Columba

By BRITTANY HENDRY

Heading North

“Heading North” by Ann Hung

WHY WE CHOSE IT
This photograph captures the chaos of Vancouver life while reminding us of the beautiful environment that surrounds the city. The sea of lights and action are mesmerizing, until one’s eyes are directed down the middle of the photo where calming fog-covered mountains peak out from behind the high-rises.

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The Sunken Garden – Victoria, British Columbia

By BRITTANY HENDRY

Sunken Garden—Victoria, BC

“The Sunken Garden” by TOTORORO.RORO

WHY WE CHOSE IT
You can practically smell the flowers as you gaze at this wonderful shot of the Sunken Garden part of Butchart Gardens in Victoria, British Columbia. The photograph captures the depth and vastness of the surrounding environment while exploring the shapes and sizes of various types of plant life. Using creative positioning and various types of line—the steps, the railings, the winding paths—”The Sunken Garden” engulfs viewers with intricate details.

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BIXI Bikes – Toronto, Ontario

By BRITTANY HENDRY

how many BIXI bikes does it take...  Explored, thank you all!!

Bixi Bikes in Toronto (Photo: Shabnam, Morningdew Photography)

WHY WE CHOSE IT
This beautiful image captures Toronto’s bike sharing program in an artistic perspective. The streets are lined with bicyclists enjoying the autumn sun on their daily commute, and images of bikes zipping by are plentiful. What is interesting about this photo is that it captures static bicycles, adding intrigue and new depth to a scene that is easily overlooked.

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Photo: Shabnam- Morningdew Photography

Reaching For the Stars – Vancouver, British Columbia

By BRITTANY HENDRY

“Reaching for the Stars” by Julius Reque

WHY WE CHOSE IT
A vibrant beautiful, purple starfish climbs above water on the boat dock at Vancouver’s Granville Island. Positioned between contrasting colours—the orange pole and the wall of dark grey shells—the beautiful creature stands out, photographed in such incredible detail that we can see the texture of its speckled exterior.

 

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Like a Postcard – Yarmouth, Nova Scotia

By BRITTANY HENDRY

"Looks Like a Postcard" by M.ann.n

“Looks Like a Postcard” by M.ann.n

WHY WE CHOSE IT
The name of this photo says it all. Perfectly displaying what Nova Scotia is known for, “Like a Postcard” accentuates natural rock cliffs, rolling green hills, blue skies and sparse clouds—all a flawless backdrop for Yarmouth County’s Cape Forchu Lightstation—also known as “the beacon to Canada.” This little piece of Nova Scotia makes us think of ocean spray, delightful Atlantic breezes and wistful summer days. Fun fact: there is an outcrop of the ancient supercontinent Gondwana located at Cape Forchu.

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Calgary Tower at Night: Calgary, Alberta

Calgary Tower at Night

Calgary Tower at Night (Photo: Doug Zwick)

WHY WE CHOSE IT

Taking a low angle shot of this popular tourist attraction, photographer Doug Zwick gives us a unique perspective of the Calgary Tower at night. With the three rings of yellow and blue lights, this sight appears even more prominent as it lay stationed in front of the pitch black sky. The head of the tower mesmerizes us just as the actual tower mesmerizes the people below. The delightful use of shapes and the beautiful detail of the illuminated windows in perfect symmetry make the image all the more striking.

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Late Night at the Lake – Lake Louise, Alberta

By BRITTANY HENDRY

Lake Louise at Night

Lake Louise at Night (Photo: Gord McKenna)

WHY WE CHOSE IT
This photograph takes a symmetrical perspective of Lake Louise at night. With the frame beautifully balanced by the two light posts and hanging flower baskets, the snow capped mountains in the shadows brings viewers an experience that may only be relived through the image. Using a special exposure technique, photographer Gord McKenna created a unique blue tint on what was originally a pitch-black image, offering an artistic take on a popular tourist destination.

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Horned Gypsies – Banff, Alberta

By BRITTANY HENDRY

Horned Gypsies

Horned Gypsies (Photo: Julius Reque)

WHY WE CHOSE IT
We chose Julius Reque’s arresting photo because it shows the wildlife of Banff National Park in its natural habitat and allows us to see how these majestic bighorn sheep look up close. Of course, we don’t recommend getting this close to wildlife just to snap a photo—wild animals are unpredictable and you never know how they will react—but thanks to a zoom lens, “Horned Gypsies” reminds us of the beauty of nature and the species that inhabit the world around us.

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Fisherman’s Wharf – Victoria, British Columbia

By BRITTANY HENDRY

Victoria Fisherman's Wharf

Victoria’s Fisherman’s Wharf (Photo: Totororo.Roro)

WHY WE CHOSE IT
The magnitude of vibrancy displayed through this colourful scene of Victoria’s Fisherman’s Wharf is so perfectly captured in Totororo.Roro’s photograph, it has us wishing we were there. The wharf is home to many different dining stands, marine tours and residents; it’s a floating playground for seafood lovers dream and a photographers. We chose this photo because it displays various types of techniques and colours, and it uses optimal framing to ensure that the each level adds something unique to the photo.

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Off to the Islands – Toronto, Ontario

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Off to the Islands

Why We Chose It

Photographer Nicolai Grut snapped this photograph on a ferry en route to Ward’s Island in Toronto. It conveys a very solemn tone through the darkness reflected by the wood benches and flooring, however it’s peacefully countered by the white walls and warm sunshine leaking in through the windows to generate a glimmer of light. The lone passenger and bicycle stand as a focal point in the distance as red lifebelts resemble canopies draping from the ceiling to add a unique perspective of this Toronto ferry ride. This photo sets the perfect mood for the city right now—anticipation for the long weekend, and a touch of melancholy for the rapidly passing summer.

(Photo: Nicolai Grut)

Fisheye Sunset: Richmond, British Columbia

 

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Fisheye Sunset, Richmond, BC

WHY WE CHOSE IT

This unique photograph by talented West Coast photographer Clayton Perry captures a magnificent sunset over the waters of Richmond, British Columbia. The fisheye lens brings the picture full circle, combining rich colours and textural contrasts as it provides an overall feeling of calm and happiness. The image is framed in a way that allows viewers to be in the middle of two verging paths—the road leading to the left and a bridge leading to the right—while the sunset works as the perfect focal point.

 

Photo: Clayton Perry

 

Hay Bales on the Prairies—Near Calgary, Alberta

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Why We Chose It

Fall is here and that means (what else?) hay baling season is imminent. A shot of the wide open skies of the Prairies is always meditative, and this image of hay bales diminishing off into the horizon is particularly peaceful. The second “horizon line” that the photographer has cleverly worked into the foreground adds an extra bit of visual interest. And the slightly overcast sky, while not the typical brilliant blue of a Prairies postcard, is perfect for this time of year, suggesting a crisp autumn chill.

Photo: m.ann.n