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Fotoeins Friday: Harbour Air flight over the Salish Sea

The Salish Sea, 3 of 5.

The Salish Sea is a body of water encompassing Georgia Strait, Howe Sound, Burrard Inlet, Puget Sound, and the Strait of Juan de Fuca. The sea is named after the Coast Salish people who are the first inhabitants of the region. The renaming without displacing the old geographic names occurred in 2010.

For the opening weekend of the Comox Valley BC Shellfish & Seafood Festival (2015), we flew Harbour Air between Vancouver on the British Columbia mainland and Comox on Vancouver Island. In the present image from the return flight to Vancouver, the plane flies over the waters of Georgia Strait, passing the southern tip of Texada Island (port side) with the mainland’s Sunshine Coast in the background.

I made the photo on 15 June 2015 with a Canon 6D (mark 1), 24-105 glass, and the following settings: 1/250-sec, f/16, ISO400, and 47mm focal length. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at fotoeins.com as https://wp.me/p1BIdT-ddI.


Fotoeins Friday: from Island to Mainland over the Salish Sea

The Salish Sea, 2 of 5.

The Salish Sea is a body of water encompassing Georgia Strait, Howe Sound, Burrard Inlet, Puget Sound, and the Strait of Juan de Fuca. The sea is named after the Coast Salish people who are the first inhabitants of the region. The renaming without displacing the old geographic names occurred in 2010.

From the perch up on Grouse Mountain, afternoon winter sun illuminates the waters of Georgia Strait as a BC Ferries’ ship from Nanaimo on Vancouver Island is on approach to the mainland terminal at Horseshoe Bay.

I made the photo on 7 Feb 2012 with a Canon 450D, 70-300 glass, and the following settings: 1/320-sec, f/5.6, ISO100, 250mm focal length (400mm full-frame equivalent). This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at fotoeins.com as https://wp.me/p1BIdT-ddu.


Fotoeins Friday: Sunny sail across the Salish Sea

The Salish Sea, 1 of 5.

The Salish Sea is a body of water encompassing Georgia Strait, Howe Sound, Burrard Inlet, Puget Sound, and the Strait of Juan de Fuca. The sea is named after the Coast Salish people who are the first inhabitants of the region. The renaming without displacing the old geographic names occurred in 2010.

The picture above is of Active Pass where two BC Ferries’ ships navigate not only the narrow channel in the Gulf Islands of British Columbia, but also must pass each other as they traverse the route on the Salish Sea between Tsawwassen on the mainland and Swartz Bay on Vancouver Island.

I made the photo on 25 July 2007 with a Canon A510 Powershot. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at fotoeins.com as http://wp.me/p1BIdT-7YU.


Black Strathcona, Strathcona, Black History Month, East Vancouver, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, fotoeins.com

My Vancouver: Jimi Hendrix’s grandma and Black Strathcona

Above/featured: Hogan’s Alley: Main Streeet at Union Street.

When a wae lad was I, I viewed Vancouver’s Strathcona neighbourhood through the various lenses of my parents, the people on our block, and the surrounding community. That is, I viewed the area as primarily Chinese, in school and on the streets.

As an important teacher, history can often be painful. But an important and unspoken responsibility as city resident and national citizen is recognition and acknowledgement of these past lessons. I learned years later about the destruction of the African-Canadian community with the construction of the Viaduct, which not coincidentally almost eliminated Chinatown. The Viaduct is a remnant of the planned 1960s highway project in the city of Vancouver, but final removal of the viaduct is coming in the next few years.

February as Black History Month has been officially recognized in Canada since 1995. To honour the rich history by African Canadians in the province, British Columbia has also officially recognized Black History Month.

With the present focus on Nora Hendrix, below are specific examples of Nora’s presence in Vancouver to represent partly the history of African Canadians in the city; there’s much more at Black Strathcona.

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Canada150, Canada Day 2017, Vancouver, BC, Canada, fotoeins.com

Canada Day 150: the 5th annual marathon (2017)

Featured: Of the 150 people to become new Canadian citizens, 3 of the youngest Canadians cut into the cake for the cameras on Canada’s 150th birthday at the Citizenship Ceremony held inside the Vancouver Convention Centre.

For the 5th consecutive year, I’m out and about on the Canadian national holiday. 2017 is a special year with the sesquicentennial or 150 years as a nation. Over a “marathon” lasting 16 hours from about 5am to 9pm, I’m going from one part of Vancouver to another of the metropolitan area to photograph people and locations dressed up or covered in red; many events are happening on the city’s waterfront at Canada Place.

Here are 17 photographs for Canada Day, 1 July 2017.

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