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My Fuji X70 recipes: Fujichrome Slide & Kodak Platinum 200

Above/featured: 1st Narrows, from John Lawson Pier.

My Fujifilm X70 mirrorless fixed-lens prime camera has been a big plus for photography at domestic and international locations. The built-into-camera film-simulations (e.g., Provia, Velvia) work beautifully in standard settings, but as I’ve never had a film camera, the advent of “camera recipes” to produce additional film-like settings stimulated interest in different colour or pictorial representations.

So far, I’ve tested these Fujifilm film-simulation (“film-sim”) recipes:

•   Ektachrome 100SW (saturated warm), simulating images with the Kodak colour transparency or slide films produced 1996–2002;
•   Kodachrome 64, simulating images with the Kodak colour film produced between the mid-1970s and 2009;
•   Kodacolor, “producing classic Kodak analog aesthetic closest to early-1980s Kodacolor VR200 colour film that’s been overexposed.”


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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.

The Beach House, Dundarave, West Vancouver, BC, Canada, fotoeins.com

Fotoeins Friday: Tuna poke nachos, West Vancouver’s Beach House

July 2014.

Carol Perehudoff is a Toronto-based travel writer who is briefly visiting Vancouver. I join her for an early-evening dinner at The Beach House next to Dundarave Pier in West Vancouver. The first recommendation is tuna poke nachos, which Carol correctly describes as: “… light and fresh and about as un nacho-like as you can get.” The explosion of colour consists of togarashi wontons, fresh tuna, cucumber, avocado and tomato poke, mango coulis, sliced serranos, and crushed macadamias.

We’d be happy if this was all we had on this warm summer evening.

With beer and wine.

But not at the same time.

Because that’d be weird.

And because we’re sitting on the restaurant’s patio, there’s a view across the water to First Narrows, Lions Gate Bridge, Stanley Park, and English Bay (Salish Sea). But we’re only paying attention to ze nachos …

I made the photo above on 19 July 2014 with the Canon EOS6D, EF 24-105 f/4L zoom-lens, and the following settings: f/11, 1/320s, ISO400, and 60mm focal length. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotopress at fotoeins.com as http://wp.me/p1BIdT-7nI.

Container ships, English Bay, Salish Sea, from Cypress Mountain, West Vancouver, BC, Canada, fotoeins.com

Fotoeins Friday: Parking lot in the Salish Sea

On the rising flanks of the North Shore mountains, Cypress Mountain affords one of the most impressive views of Vancouver and beyond. Container vessels are anchored in the waters of English Bay (Salish Sea), and there are often more ships than the Port of Vancouver can handle at a given time. With ships frequently “holding” at the entrance to Vancouver’s harbour, I’ve called this staging area “the penalty box” or “the parking lot”. Parked in front of the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club (RVYC) and the Jericho Sailing Club (JSC) are seven container ships at the indicated anchorage positions (see map below).

I made the photo above on 13 April 2014 with the Canon EOS6D, EF 24-105 zoom-lens, and the following settings: 1/320s, f/8, ISO1000, and 105mm focal length. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotopress at fotoeins.com as http://wp.me/p1BIdT-5i6.

Canada Day 2015, Canada Place, Vancouver Convention Centre, Vancouver, BC, Canada, fotoeins.com

3rd edition: 16-hour Canada Day marathon in Vancouver (2015)

Canada Day 2015.

16-plus hours, over 200 kilometres on the road, over 560 frames made.

For the 3rd consecutive year, I’ve embarked on another marathon to photograph some of the places and activities during Canada Day in the greater Vancouver area. In this 2015 edition, I’ve collected 20 photographs throughout the holiday, including photographs at sunrise and sunset. This year’s marathon follows my effort last year (2014) and the debut effort in 2013.

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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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Kitsilano Beach, Vancouver, BC, Canada - 1 July 2014, fotoeins.com

Another 16-hour Canada Day marathon in Vancouver (2014)

The forecast called for a hot mostly sunny day to celebrate Canada’s national holiday on the 1st of July. It’s another invitation to continue exploring my birthplace here in Vancouver, British Columbia. Spanning a period of 16-plus hours including sunrise and sunset, I’ve collected 20 photographs among 100 kilometres (60 miles) of travel throughout the region. This year’s marathon follows last year’s debut effort.

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Vancouver under winter fog: the view from Cypress

Winter in Vancouver can mean the appearance of fog, as stationary moist air near the ground cools at night and condenses to form marine fog which creeps in from nearby Georgia Strait to blanket the area. At daybreak, the city struggles to get sun or warmth under the cool moist fog, whereas up over the fog on local mountains, it can be several degrees warmer under the bright sun.

From High View Lookout on Cypress Mountain, there are beautiful sweeping views of Vancouver, south to Washington State, and west across Georgia Strait to Vancouver Island. For more about the surrounding area, have a look at the Cypress Provincial Park website.

There is no public transport direct to the Cypress Mountain’s High View Lookout (indicated by pin C in the map below), although West Vancouver buses stop close enough for a 20- to 30-minute walk up to the lookout. The drive from downtown Vancouver (pin V) is about 20 to 30 minutes; click on the link “View Larger Map” below for specific directions.

I made the photos on 26 January 2014. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotopress at fotoeins.com.

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