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Ching Ming Festival, Chinese Memorial Day, Tombsweeping Day, Burnaby, BC, Canada, fotoeins.com

Fotoeins Friday: not just Easter, but also Tomb Sweeping Day

It’s not just Easter. It’s also Ching Ming Festival (清明節), also known as Tomb-Sweeping Day, Chinese Memorial Day, or a Chinese version of All Souls Day. Typically occurring 15 days after the Spring Equinox on the Chinese (lunar) calendar, the day is a national holiday in China and Taiwan. In 2015, Ching Ming Festival is on 5 April, coincidental with Easter Sunday.

Mum and I have arrived one to two days late, as evidenced by the large number (and large sections) of graves newly adorned with fresh flowers. On this quiet afternoon with few other people around, we said “hi” to Dad, flipped the tall metallic urn right-side up, and inserted a new batch of flowers.

I made the photo above on 6 April 2015 in Burnaby, BC, Canada with the Canon 6D camera, EF 24-105 L zoom-lens, and the following settings: 1/320s, f/22, ISO2000, and 24mm focal length. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotopress at fotoeins.com as http://wp.me/p1BIdT-6IM.


•   What’s the story?
•   Who is the woman at the centre?
•   Where do the lines lead? Do they support the story here?
•   What and why are the “exaggerated” colours chosen for the given setting?
•   Is the photographer a part of the scene, or have they accidentally come across the scene?
1st sunset of 2015, Georgia Strait, Salish Sea, West Vancouver, BC, Canada, fotoeins.com

8 hours, New Year’s Day 2015 in Vancouver

I’ve photographed the greater Vancouver area in separate 16-hour “marathons” on Canada Day (1 July) in the last couple of years. Similarly, one way to crack open a brand new year is a shorter photowalk on New Year’s Day, with the length of a winter day halved to 8 hours of daylight. Very good conditions were forecast for New Year’s Day 2015 in Vancouver with mostly clear skies and a high of +6C (42F). I made the following 10 photographs from sunrise to sunset.

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A visual tour of the local hills in Vancouver

Duration: 1 minute 55 seconds.

View from Deer Lake, Burnaby, BC, Canada – 1300h PST (2100h UTC), on Wednesday, January 11, 2012.

Cypress Mountain, Grouse Mountain, and Mount Seymour are each at an altitude of about 4000 feet (1200 metres). The Lions are a little higher, topping out at about 4200 feet (1300 metres). Most residents refer to these as the “local hills”, which I’ve known since I was a boy. Burnaby Mountain on which the main campus of Simon Fraser University resides is a mere 1200 feet (a little under 400 metres) in height.

This post appears originally on Fotoeins Fotopress (fotoeins.com).

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