Friday, August 31, 2012

Jeffrey should post more photos...

Don't you think?

He took this one on my Canonet 28 while we were at the Richmond Night Market with my parents. I think it has great colour and lovely contrast. He has a keen eye and takes fantastic pictures, but he never shares them with other people. They just sit on his computer and get forgotten. I wish he would post more often.

Photo by Jeffrey, taken with my Canonet 28 and Kodak Max 400 colour film.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Quintessential Summer

Below are three quintessential summer images for me - bike riding, blossoms and a beautiful view

Above photos taken with my Pentax K1000 and Fuji Provia (RDP III) film
Below photos taken with my Pentax K1000 and Kodak Max 400 film

My favourite view of the city - From the patio at Season's in Queen Elizabeth Park

it ain't over till it's over.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

A la plage

I know that Vancouver has a ton of beautiful beaches, and a gorgeous coastline... I am slightly embarrassed to say that I don't make it down there very often. I guess I'm not really a beach person (unless it is at my family's cabin on the lake). This summer I made 2 trips to Vancouver beaches, but neither was a beach destined outing, the beach was simply a place to stop to take a break during a bike ride - the first around Stanley Park on tandem, the second a ride out to Kitsilano in search of pie.
Luckily I was equiped with my cameras to capture the beach dwellers.

Above photos taken with my Canonet 28 and Kodak Max 400 film.
Below photos taken with my Olympus Pen F and Kodak Max 400 film.

The water was so low this day, it seemed you could walk out forever!

Jonathan Livingston Seagull

Opposite view from the first photo - that is Stanley Park at the right of this shot
Does anyone else find it odd that while on a beach it is perfectly accepted, and in fact normal to stand half naked and talk to someone? Can you imagine being in another location, standing and talking to someone in a bikini? Social norms are such a funny thing.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Port Moody

A long, long time ago, before the beginning of summer holidays and the madness of back-to-school anxiety, Jeffrey and I took a walk with a few great friends and their puppies. I brought along my Canonet 28, we stopped for fish n' chips and ice cream. The school year was ending and the summer months were just about to begin. Though I have had a very restful and enjoyable summer vacation - I'm not really sure that I am ready to go back just yet.
So instead I will live in this moment for just a little longer.

All photos taken with my Canonet 28 and Kodak Max 400 film.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Q is for Quaint & Quiet

I have a whole stack of draft blog posts just waiting to be published, but since The Film 26 Project is time sensitive, I am giving it priority. We are off to my family's cabin in the Okanogan for a few days. I am so excited to see my nieces and to get some "cabin time".

Q is for:

a Quiet Moment - on my deck with the musings of Jack Kerouac

a Quaint little entryway
We pass this little garden fairy door all the time while we are out walking in our neighborhood. I think it is one of the most adorable things I have ever seen. I even knocked on it once, but no one was home.

All photos taken with my Olympus Pen F and Kodak Max 400 colour film. Submitted for the Film26 Project which encourages people to shoot film photos and submit letter inspired shots every 2 weeks.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

The Visitors

After the hectic move at the beginning of the summer, we were very lucky to have one of my very best friends and her lovely husband come to visit us all the way from Montreal. It was such a great time and I was super sad to see them leave... fortunately we had a week long vacation to Montreal planned just a few weeks later (more on that later).

Jeffrey looked as handsome as ever

We ate and talked and ate and talked...
*I swear we were having an interesting conversation and those are looks of intent listening and not sheer boredom. Also to their defense I was trying just to get a shot of the epic "Canadian Stand Off" on that Charcuterie platter (when no one will take the last bit of food on a plate for fear of being impolite) but couldn't get focused closer up - they had no idea they were in the picture.
Jeffrey climed into a giant tree

We rode tandem bikes around the seawall (random lady posed in the background)

We enjoyed the beautiful Vancouver coast

Took pictures of birds sitting on a mermaid's head

Rode under the Lion's Gate bridge

Took lots of photos - tourist style

Took a break on the beach
 *Doesn't this look like a postcard from the 70's or something? I love the grainy texture I get on my Canonet sometimes.

And Jeffrey still looked handsome.
It was a great visit full of laughter, wine, bbqs and great conversation. If only they could live here all the time.

All photos taken with my Canonet 28 and Kodak Max 400 colour film.