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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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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.

Home eye: a return to Vancouver streets (2013-2014)

What is “street photography”? How is street photography defined? Should it be defined? Who, if any, has the authority to define and maintain the definition? I presently subscribe to Eric Kim’s definition, but it’s important for people to photograph as they wish and desire. Whatever people think in terms of their streets is entirely up to them.

When I returned to my hometown for an extended period, I returned to the streets to became familiar with them again. Street names have remained unchanged for the most part, although many buildings have long since been demolished and replaced by something else. When I first picked up a camera, I rarely turned the lens onto people. It’s been a slow evolving process to shift my camera onto scenes with people. With that in mind, I’m fortunate to have some shots with people in decent scenes mixed with good timing.

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