Monday, November 29, 2010

Hey Buddy, You Gotta Light?

While in Vancouver last weekend I had the good fortune to be staying kitty-corner to the Olympic torch. Long since extinguished it still looked really cool, a medley of steel and icy glass. I didn't have much opportunity to shoot that trip but hauled arse my only available morning when I saw the color of dawn creeping in. Snow had fallen that night to help bring back the feeling of what was, in my humble yet correct opinion, the greatest winter games of my generation.

And so here we have the Vancouver Olympic Torch, 2010:

But... Wait a minute? Where did them flames come from? Given I'm not a photojournalist I'm comfortable with "enhancing" the mood whenever necessary. And thanks to my good friend and awesome photographer Scott Campbell I had access to ready-made flames that I could inject into my shot. His image of the torch (taken during the Olympics while he worked as a skiing official, documented on his blog here) was actually published. His contribution of fire helped complete my shot. That and some mad Photoshop skillz.

And if you have ever wondered what that puppy looks like up close, it's a thing of beauty.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Back From Vancouver

Such a great town. Weather was only so-so, but so much going on down there. Had the good fortune to be staying at the waterfront. A bit of snow came down, and tipped the trees in Stanley Park.

Was able to walk around a bit to see what's what. To get some fresh air, but also to burn off some of the ever present caffeine of the west coast.

It's not enough that they simply serve the lattes here - they decorate them as well:

And being by the water, I stumbled across this thing.

More to come of the permanently extinguished winter Olympic torch. Great memories.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Nap Time

Eau Clair Market is also a nice place to grab a quick siesta.

Eau Clair

Some random scenes around Eau Clair Market in downtown Calgary. An interesting place where urban blends in with "eau" naturale.

In the Air Again

Off again. This time to Calgary. On a weekend. Not thrilled, but the view out the window was nice.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Sitting Around

Farming some more from my recent trip to Montreal. This time some casual street. Folks just sitting around. Relaxing. Waiting for something.

I've grown to really like guerilla street photography. Capturing brief and unprepared moments in time.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

At the Arena

Couple quickies from the arena during the weekend. One a contrast in color, the other a somewhat nostalgic black and white.