Very excited to have one of my images (The Christmas Lights Display at 4967 Chalet Place, North Vancouver) displayed on the front page of the West Vancouver edition of the North Shore Outlook! Thank you Ethan & Everyone else!
As always, the lighting of the Ribalkin / Viau family home was nothing short than spectacular, and such a great cause as well (donations to The Harvest Project)
I had been up to Johns place a few weeks earlier, and wow did everything come together swiftly. The house really puts the Griswald Christmas home to shame.
It is always a pleasure to shoot the house and to see all the new additions of the lights! It looks SPECTACULAR and I encourage anyone in the Vancouver area to check it out. Please do not forget some canned food as a donation. You can see the star from the Lions Gate Bridge heading north. Here are a few photos for your enjoyment which I just shot.
Come by and check out 4967, Chalet Place, North Vancouver, BC on December 1st at 6:30pm for the ANNUAL LIGHTING of the Ribalkin/Viau house.
Please bring canned food or something for their donation box for the Harvest Project.
Last year they raised nearly $6,000 and 63 bags of groceries! Lets surpass that this year!! Please share with a friend…
A place that I have always wanted to photograph at sunset would be White Rock. I know it has been shot many a time, which in part is perhaps why it took me so long to go down and shoot it.
I had noticed that the sunsets over the last couple / few evenings had been quite spectacular. Perfect at this time of year with where in the sky the sun was setting, which was more toward the south as opposed to the north west.
I had brought many filters with me, however the one lens that I used to shoot a number of these, I could not use a filter on (Nikon 14 – 24 2.8).
My buddy and I met up down at the beach and awaited for the sun to go down. It was a bit of a close scenario as we did not know exactly how the conditions would be as there were clouds toward the south west. If not to heavy, this can prove to be perfect conditions as you can get the colors screaming through the stretched out clouds rather than just a blank sunset with nothing to reflect light off of. I had originally worked on some images last night, however not happy with the results, I went back to the drawing board to lighten up some of the saturation in some of the areas.
I am happy to say that I have now added 3 more images to my collection which will be limited to 20 prints each, framed in an Italian made, olive tree veneer. As usual signed, numbered and accompanied with my standard certificate of authenticity. Here they are:
#81 – Pier at White Rock sunset, #82 – White Rock Beach – Fire In The Sky, #83 – Sunset Ripples.
I had dropped by the Ribalkin / Viau residence earlier over the weekend to see how John and family (and helpers of course) were coming along (and or if they had started) putting up lights for their AMAZING Christmas display of lights which they hold each year as a fund raiser.
I LOVE covering them both through my blog and photographically (see some pictures below from last year) because not only is John a great guy, and I think his display is so amazing (you can see the star coming across the Lions Gate Bridge at night), but also because of the cause which it is for.
Lesley and I walked up with Griffin in his wagon to check on the status, and beginning stages had already begun! John had also assured me that the display would be significantly enhanced this year with some excellent new additions! I will keep you posted as the information comes to me (or I find out for myself), and will post an official “Lights On” date when I hear further!
Please PASS this link on and share it as it is just so incredible!! Here are some pics, including MAPS on HOW TO GET THERE…
For anyone looking for my #5 print of the Great Banyan, feel free to contact Maynards Auctioneer…
The details may be found at:
I was a little bit leery on trying to do a panorama with a sunrise fog photo, only because the fog tends to move at a very rapid rate, for photography. Faster than what the moon would typically move at. Anyone into photography will know exactly what I am talking about.
Attempting to do a high speed 12 image panorama, would prove to be quite difficult, however I think I managed to pull it off.
This was the morning after we had discovered that the fog was going to hover around at a decent ceiling for a number of hours. Shortly after this, it was all over.
This particular piece is available in a limited edition print (10 copies), printed on aluminum, measuring 8ft.