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Corniglia, Cinque Terre, Liguria, Italy, Ligurian coast, Ligurian Riviera, Italian Riviera, Ligurian Sea, Mediterranean, UNESCO, World Heritage, fotoeins.com

Fotoeins Friday: Chores in Corniglia (Cinque Terre)

Visitors flock to Italy’s Ligurian Riviera on foot, by car, and by train. There are elements of romance about the sounds of the sea, the warmth of the Mediterranean sun, and the scent of salt in the on-shore breeze. But people also live here, obviously and for multiple generations.

In the famous Cinque Terre region, Corniglia is a small quiet village sitting on a small rocky headland some 100 meters (330 feet) above sea level. There’s yet another hint to romance, but the daily grind might appear green on the other side of the street. Or for that matter, on the other side of the world. The Cinque Terre has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1997.


I made the photo above on 21 June 2008 with the Canon EOS450, 18-55 kit-lens, and the following settings: 1/500 sec, f/4.5, ISO640, 33mm focal length (53mm full-frame equivalent). This post appears on Fotoeins Fotopress at fotoeins.com as http://wp.me/p1BIdT-9ju.

Lavender and bee, Argyle Village Gardens, Ambleside, West Vancouver, BC, Canada, fotoeins.com

Fotoeins Friday: the promise of life (West Vancouver)

In West Vancouver’s Ambleside neighbourhood, there’s a “hidden” sight not far from the Ferry Building Gallery and Ambleside Pier. The community Argyle Village Gardens is full of sweet scents and colourful flowers. But there’s more: listen carefully, and there’s a buzz that’s not man-made. The multiplicity of bees bouncing and popping from one flower to the next makes for a happy hopeful sight. This is the fulfilled promise of summer under a bright yellow sun, in a light ocean breeze, of the natural cycle of life in full swing.

I made this photograph on 15 July 2016 with the Canon EOS6D, 24-105 L zoom-lens, and the following settings: 1/160s, f/14, ISO500, and 99mm focal-length. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotopress at fotoeins.com as http://wp.me/p1BIdT-8E6.

Academic Quadrangle, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, Canada, fotoeins.com

Fotoeins Friday: The Quad in Summer (SFU)

Simon Fraser University (SFU) is located at the summit of Burnaby Mountain at an altitude of 370 metres (1210 feet). With five years spent on the “hill”, I’ve seen how the ceiling for low-cloud (stratus) can often be below the summit during late-autumn and winter. This means the university campus is buried in thick opaque grey which can be very depressing. But when clouds break as shown above on a clear summer morning, I’m reminded why this view of the Academic Quadrangle and the adjacent reflecting pool is an enduring and iconic image, one that’s representative and memorable of earning my B.Sc. degree at SFU.

I made the photo on 1 July 2013 with the Canon 450D, 18-55 kit-lens, and the following settings: 1/640s, f/8, ISO200, 18mm focal length (29mm full-frame equivalent). This post appears on Fotoeins Fotopress at fotoeins.com as http://wp.me/p1BIdT-8Rl.

Lower Brockton, Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC, Canada, fotoeins.com

Fotoeins Friday: summer weekend cricket in Vancouver

A beautiful summer weekend in Vancouver also means cricket for hundreds of players in the local area with match play in the British Columbia Mainland Cricket League (BCMCL). A venue with an impressively picturesque mountain (North Shore) backdrop is Brockton Clubhouse and Pavilion in Vancouver’s Stanley Park. Next to the Pavilion are two fields: Upper Brockton and Lower Brockton.

In the picture above is Lower Brockton in this southeast view to Coal Harbour, the “sails” of Canada Place at centre, and snow-capped Mount Baker peeking behind the red cranes at left. The picture below shows team “Newton Surrey III” at bat for the following match:

BCMCL 2016 season match number 365: Division 3, between West Vancouver IV (home) and Newton Surrey III (away). Newton Surrey III batted first, scoring 271 runs for a loss of 9 wickets in a maximum of 45 overs (271/9, 45.0 ov). In their innings, West Vancouver IV batted for 191 runs for a loss of all 10 wickets in 39.2 overs (191/10, 39.2 ov). Newton Surrey III successfully defended their run total and won the match by 80 runs.

Lower Brockton, Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC, Canada, fotoeins.com

Newton Surrey III, batting | West Vancouver IV, fielding

In 1867, Canada’s first Prime Minister, Sir John A. MacDonald, once declared cricket as the young nation’s first official sport. The Brockton Pavilion provides this short history of cricket in Vancouver: “The Vancouver Cricket Club was officially formed in 1889 and thus officially cricket was begun in this area. In fact, cricket was being played here as soon as the British began to populate British Columbia in the 1850’s. Historical records indicate Brockton Point Cricket Club was one of the seven founding member clubs of the B.C. Mainland Cricket League in 1914.”


I made the photo above on 24 July 2016 with the Canon EOS6D and 70-300 zoom-lens. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotopress at fotoeins.com as http://wp.me/p1BIdT-8GP.

HA141, Harbour Air seaplane, Vancouver to Comox, Strait of Georgia, Georgia Strait, Salish Sea, British Columbia, Canada, fotoeins.com

Fotoeins Friday: Sechelt flyby on BC’s South Coast

•   Early-morning Harbour Air seaplane (HA141), from Vancouver harbour to Comox harbour for BC Shellfish & Seafood Festival.
•   Flying over Strait of Georgia (Salish Sea), facing north to and passing Sechelt (at centre) at 740am; the waters of Sechelt Inlet beyond.
•   This part of the British Columbia mainland and coastline is also called the Sunshine Coast.

I made the photo above on 12 Jun 2015 with the Canon EOS6D, 24-105 L zoom-lens, and the following settings: 1/250s, f/16, ISO400, 92mm focal-length. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotopress at fotoeins.com as http://wp.me/p1BIdT-8Ae.

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