California Dreamin’

Take me back… JUST TAKE ME BACK!! Per usual I’ve taken far too long to get these photos uploaded, but I simply just need to go back to Cali and leave all of my troubles here in Vancouver!! Not to suggest that I have troubles (per say), but being able to unplug from the stresses of work is a rare treat, and this was one of the only times I’ve truly “unplugged!” Nonetheless, here are a few photos from my adventures… and I’m confident in saying “STAY TUNED” for another round of Cali photos sometime in the near future!

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The Chief!

It only took me a little over 3 YEARS to finally hike the chief; and it was worth the wait! I will admit that I was huffing and puffing a little throughout the journey to the summit, but who wasn’t?! Right?! The view from the top (Peak 1) is simply breathtaking; and was the perfect spot to enjoy our lunch before heading back down! Nonetheless, below are a few pics from today’s adventure!

Patty and Selma Visit Vancouver

Okay, so obviously Patty and Selma from “The Simpsons” didn’t visit Vancouver, but the next “best” thing did; the Simpson Sisters!! While they aren’t twins, they certainly look like it! And given that they were both recovering from a nasty cold and both had a deep raspy voice I decided to call them Patty and Selma for the weekend! I also decided to make them my models so I could practice some portrait photography and play around with my camera settings. If you have any feedback please share it with me; it’s the only way to learn!

Oh, and as always, my regular model joined in on our adventures too! πŸ˜‰

Back In The Habit

It’s been wayyyy too long since I last captured some cityscape pictures, so it felt great when I managed to get back into the habit last night! It was so mild outside and the skies were the clearest they had been in a while, so I had no excuses! I also realized just how therapeutic photography can be for me. My work life has been absolutely insane lately, and I can’t seem to keep up with it all, but when I get behind my camera and find the perfectly framed shot I somehow forget about the endless to-do lists and countless emails. Speaking of which, I should probably get back to answering a few! Hope you enjoy!

Tower Beach

I’ve heard that Tower Beach at UBC is a nice, quiet spot to check out, but I had no idea just how beautiful it would be! We weren’t really dressed appropriately given the weather, and definitely didn’t have the right shoes on to be trekking through the trails and along the slippery rocky beach, but it was worth it!Β In case you aren’t sure where to locate Tower Beach, check out the map below.

 

Purple and Pink Skies

As I was driving down Cambie street, and after spending the day shopping for my belated Christmas celebrations, I simply had to go check out the sunset. The sky was radiant with pink and purple, and I had my camera in the back seat! I wracked my brain to think of a vantage point to capture the city and sky, but couldn’t think of anything so decided to pull over at 12th and Yukon to snap a picture. After a few minutes I thought I would go down to Granville Island but on my way came across the most amazing view and yet again had to stop to capture what I saw! Take a look and let me know what you think!

PS – I’ve included the location below of where I captured the second picture from.