12 posts match Canada: Victoria. Select title in list below or scroll down to see posts.
 
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  1.  Oak Bay at low tide    4 May 2021    Victoria
         4 May 2021
  Victoria  
  2.  Selfie with a fish eye    1 October 2020    Victoria, Canada
         1 Oct 2020
  Victoria, Canada  
  3.  As seen from the Coho    17 September 2019    Coho Ferry Victoria
         17 Sep 2019
  Coho Ferry, Victoria  
  4.  Harbour Air    13 October 2018    Victoria
         13 Oct 2018
  Victoria  
  5.  Victoria's new bridge    5 July 2018    Victoria
         5 Jul 2018
  Victoria  
  6.  Victorians for Women's Rights    21 January 2017    Politics (US) Victoria
         21 Jan 2017
  Politics (US), Victoria  
  7.  Selfie    9 August 2015    Victoria
         9 Aug 2015
  Victoria  
  8.  Eye in the Sky    25 June 2015    Crime Photography Privacy Victoria
         25 Jun 2015
  Privacy, Crime, Photography, Victoria  
  9.  Skateboarder    22 June 2015    Victoria
         22 Jun 2015
  Victoria  
10.  Fan Tam Alley    19 June 2015    Simplify Victoria
         19 Jun 2015
  Simplify, Victoria  
11.  Looking Back    17 December 2013    B&W Victoria
         17 Dec 2013
  Victoria, B&W  
12.  Sailing the Coho    28 November 2013    Coho Ferry Juan de Fuca St Victoria
         28 Nov 2013
  Coho Ferry, Juan de Fuca St, Victoria  
 
 
 
1. Oak Bay at low tide
4 May 2021     Victoria     More photos   
1. Oak Bay at low tide      
4 May 2021       Victoria       Victoria, BC photos    
 
 
 
 

Taking a short break from the hike to show a panorama.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
2. Selfie with a fish eye
1 Oct 2020     Victoria  Canada     More photos   
2. Selfie with a fish eye      
1 Oct 2020       Victoria, Canada       Victoria, BC photos    
 
 
 
 
 
Yours truly at Victoria street fair 
 
 
 
 
Yours truly at Victoria street fair 
 
 
 
 
Yours truly at Victoria street fair 
 
 

 
 
 
3. As seen from the Coho
17 Sep 2019     Coho Ferry, Victoria     More photos   
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3. As seen from the Coho      
17 Sep 2019       Coho Ferry posts, Victoria       Victoria, BC photos    
 
 
 
 

We recently traveled south, requiring a trip on the Coho ferry. The ferry provides a good view of Victoria Harbour's air traffic.

 
 
 
 
 
Landing on the harbour 
 
 
 
 
Landing on the harbour 
 
 
 
 
Landing on the harbour 
 
 
 
Air traffic in Victoria harbour  
 
 
 
 
Air traffic in Victoria harbour  
 
 
 
 
Air traffic in Victoria harbour  
 
 
 
The view to the northwest 
 
 
 
 
The view to the northwest 
 
 
 
 
The view to the northwest 
 
 
4. Harbour Air
13 Oct 2018     Victoria     More photos   
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4. Harbour Air      
13 Oct 2018       Victoria       Victoria, BC photos    
 
 
 
 
 
Harbour Air ready for take off 
 
 
 
 
Harbour Air ready for take off 
 
 
 
 
Harbour Air ready for take off 
 
 

 
 
 
5. Victoria's new bridge
5 Jul 2018     Victoria     More photos   
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5. Victoria's new bridge      
5 Jul 2018       Victoria       Victoria, BC photos    
 
 
 
 
 
Victoria from new harbour bridge ++
 
 
 
 
Victoria from new harbour bridge ++
 
 
 
 
Victoria from new harbour bridge ++
 
 

 
 
 
6. Victorians for Women's Rights
21 Jan 2017     Politics (US), Victoria     More photos   
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6. Victorians for Women's Rights      
21 Jan 2017       Politics (US), Victoria       Victoria, BC photos    
 
 
 
 
It was like laughter at a funeral. Sarah Larson, Scenes from the Women's March on Washington

On this Saturday I joined with thousands of Victorians to speak in support women's rights and to protest the incoming US administration. (Can we also protest stupid voters?)

It was a nice day, good weather, helpful police and a diverse crowd of friendly people. We gathered to listen to Mayor Lisa Helps and MP Elizabeth May then we marched around Victoria's downtown, blocking traffic in all directions. The march was accompanied by the sound of anti-US government chants which brought to my mind demonstrations past, Vietnam, El Salvador, AIDS, Chile, ... The times they are a changing, but unfortunately it is for the worst.

It was a great photography day, too: all kinds of people and lots of dogs, happy to pose for the camera. The posted photos are out-of-camera jpgs processed with Fuji's Acros film simulation. Despite the smiling faces and sea of pink greyscale better fit my mood.

I'm listening to Quiet by MILCK which you can listen to here.

 
 
 
 
 
March for women's rights 
 
 
 
 
March for women's rights 
 
 
 
 
March for women's rights 
 
 
 
Victorians gather in Centennial Square 
 
 
 
 
Victorians gather in Centennial Square 
 
 
 
 
Victorians gather in Centennial Square 
 
 
 
Women's rights march ++
 
 
 
 
Women's rights march ++
 
 
 
 
Women's rights march ++
 
 
 
Police at Victoria march 
 
 
 
 
Police at Victoria march 
 
 
 
 
Police at Victoria march 
 
 
 
A great day for taking pictures 
 
 
 
 
A great day for taking pictures 
 
 
 
 
A great day for taking pictures 
 
 
 
Victorians gather for women's rights 
 
 
 
 
Victorians gather for women's rights 
 
 
 
 
Victorians gather for women's rights 
 
 
 
Victorians gather for women's rights 
 
 
 
 
Victorians gather for women's rights 
 
 
 
 
Victorians gather for women's rights 
 
 
 
Women's rights march +
 
 
 
 
Women's rights march +
 
 
 
 
Women's rights march +
 
 
 
Victorians march 
 
 
 
 
Victorians march 
 
 
 
 
Victorians march 
 
 
 
Victorians gather for women's rights 
 
 
 
 
Victorians gather for women's rights 
 
 
 
 
Victorians gather for women's rights 
 
 
 
Victorians gather for women's rights 
 
 
 
 
Victorians gather for women's rights 
 
 
 
 
Victorians gather for women's rights 
 
 
 
Victoria anti-Trump demonstration 
 
 
 
 
Victoria anti-Trump demonstration 
 
 
 
 
Victoria anti-Trump demonstration 
 
 
 
Victorians gather for women's rights 
 
 
 
 
Victorians gather for women's rights 
 
 
 
 
Victorians gather for women's rights 
 
 
 
Women's rights march +
 
 
 
 
Women's rights march +
 
 
 
 
Women's rights march +
 
 
 
Victorians march 
 
 
 
 
Victorians march 
 
 
 
 
Victorians march 
 
 
 
Victorians march 
 
 
 
 
Victorians march 
 
 
 
 
Victorians march 
 
 
 
Victorians march 
 
 
 
 
Victorians march 
 
 
 
 
Victorians march 
 
 
 
Victorians march 
 
 
 
 
Victorians march 
 
 
 
 
Victorians march 
 
 
 
Victorians march 
 
 
 
 
Victorians march 
 
 
 
 
Victorians march 
 
 
 
Victorians march 
 
 
 
 
Victorians march 
 
 
 
 
Victorians march 
 
 
 
Victorians march 
 
 
 
 
Victorians march 
 
 
 
 
Victorians march 
 
 
 
Victorians gather for women's rights 
 
 
 
 
Victorians gather for women's rights 
 
 
 
 
Victorians gather for women's rights 
 
 
 
Victorians gather for women's rights 
 
 
 
 
Victorians gather for women's rights 
 
 
 
 
Victorians gather for women's rights 
 
 
 
Victorians gather for women's rights 
 
 
 
 
Victorians gather for women's rights 
 
 
 
 
Victorians gather for women's rights 
 
 
 
Victorians march 
 
 
 
 
Victorians march 
 
 
 
 
Victorians march 
 
 
 
On the march 
 
 
 
 
On the march 
 
 
 
 
On the march 
 
 
 
Victorians march for women's rights 
 
 
 
 
Victorians march for women's rights 
 
 
 
 
Victorians march for women's rights 
 
 
 
Victorians gather for women's rights 
 
 
 
 
Victorians gather for women's rights 
 
 
 
 
Victorians gather for women's rights 
 
 
 
Participant at Victorians for Women's Rights  
 
 
 
 
Participant at Victorians for Women's Rights  
 
 
 
 
Participant at Victorians for Women's Rights  
 
 
7. Selfie
9 Aug 2015     Victoria     More photos   
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7. Selfie      
9 Aug 2015       Victoria       Victoria, BC photos    
 
 
 
 

Victoria's week-long buskers festival features musicians, acrobats, and jugglers. I found the crowd more interesting than the entertainers, such as this woman taking a picture of herself.

 
 
 
 
 
Selfie ++
 
 
 
 
Selfie ++
 
 
 
 
Selfie ++
 
 
8. Eye in the Sky
25 Jun 2015     Crime, Photography, Privacy, Victoria     More photos   
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8. Eye in the Sky      
25 Jun 2015       Crime, Photography, Privacy, Victoria       Victoria, BC photos    
 
 
 
 

The June 18th episode of RadioLab, Eye in the Sky, examines an aerial camera that can take a picture of a whole town every second. Well, a reasonably-sized town like Juarez or Dayton. The camera takes a shot every second which is then sent to a ground station where the results are sifted for patterns of interest. This may not sound so interesting as we've all seen shots from hight up in space, but it's the camera's proximity to the ground and the ground station's ability to identify patterns that is a big step forward. It gives one the ability to go back in time - photographically - second-by-second, with a resolution that is sufficient to identify the patterns of individual movements.

The technology was developed at MIT and first flown over Fallujah where it was used to track the movement of IEDs. It has since been used to solve crimes in a couple of North American cities. While its privacy implications have yet to be worked out, it's a technology application that seems obvious in retrospect. Listening to the podcast made me think I was listening to science fiction with it's hint of time-travel.

Below is a shot of Paul in a Victoria coffee shop. No, he hasn't started drinking coffee. Processed with Simplify.

 
 
 
 
 
Lighthouse +++
 
 
 
 
Lighthouse +++
 
 
 
 
Lighthouse +++
 
 
 
Paul @ Bean Around The World +++
 
 
 
 
Paul @ Bean Around The World +++
 
 
 
 
Paul @ Bean Around The World +++
 
 
9. Skateboarder
22 Jun 2015     Victoria     More photos   
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9. Skateboarder      
22 Jun 2015       Victoria       Victoria, BC photos    
 
 
 
 

Some people call fisheyes the skateboarder lens so here is the requisite shot, taken at a street fair in Victoria. I'd say the lens lives up to its rep. Note that this is one of the rare times I put the camera in auto-area AF as the action is too fast for me to decide where to focus.

 
 
 
 
 
Skateboarder at Car-Free Day ++
 
 
 
 
Skateboarder at Car-Free Day ++
 
 
 
 
Skateboarder at Car-Free Day ++
 
 
10. Fan Tam Alley
19 Jun 2015     Simplify, Victoria     More photos   
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10. Fan Tam Alley      
19 Jun 2015       Simplify, Victoria       Victoria, BC photos    
 
 
 
 

Just off Fisgard in Victoria's small Chinatown is the narrow Fan Tam Alley, a good place for a wide-angle lens. This was taken with a fisheye then processed with Topaz Simplify to get this, well, simplified version.

 
 
 
 
 
Fan Tam Alley Simplified ++
 
 
 
 
Fan Tam Alley Simplified ++
 
 
 
 
Fan Tam Alley Simplified ++
 
 
11. Looking Back
17 Dec 2013     B&W, Victoria     More photos   
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11. Looking Back      
17 Dec 2013       B&W, Victoria       Victoria, BC photos    
 
 
 
 

I tend to organize things, photos, folders, correspondence, notes, by date, so labels start with yyyy-mm-dd which the computer quickly sorts into chronological order. This date format is called big-endian notation because the first in the series is the biggest item (the year), followed by the next biggest, and on to the smallest (the day). Of course, the existence of big-endian implies the existence of small-endian.  Yet what might be called middle-endian - like December 17, 2013 - looks most pleasing to my eye, likely because I was raised in the states. According to the Guardian's Americans are almost alone in their use of mm-dd-yyyy

 
 
 
 
 
Looking back 
Government Street, Victoria, through a mirror.
 
 
 
 
Looking back 
Government Street, Victoria, through a mirror.
 
 
 
 
Looking back 
Government Street, Victoria, through a mirror.
 
 
12. Sailing the Coho
28 Nov 2013     Coho Ferry, Juan de Fuca St, Victoria     More photos   
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12. Sailing the Coho      
28 Nov 2013       Coho Ferry, Juan de Fuca St, Victoria       Victoria, BC photos    
 
 
 
 

The sky was almost as blue as the sea last Tuesday when I walked onto the ferry that was docked in Victoria harbor. Ninety minutes later I arrived in Port Angeles. After waiting for border control, I walked ten minutes to the post office where I found my box half-full of nothing of interest. I stuffed the mail in my pack, walked back to the ferry, then returned to Victoria. 

I spent the ninety-minute ride in each direction standing on the ferry's upper deck, camera in hand. Today I had my telephoto, a 70-300vr, as the strait crossing calls for a long focal length to photograph the vessels sharing the sea with us: the Clipper catamaran, container ships, military and fishing boats, a Westcoast Air sea plane taking off to the mainland, and many kayaks hugging the shore. The 70-300vr isn't fast, but in good light and kept below 300 it is sharp and the vr helps keep it stable.

I used the short trip to test two recent purchases: an REI Overnighter backpack and a Nikon D800E. I bought the pack at the REI in Seattle and the D800E in Victoria. The D800E purchase was the product of a long period of rationalization as I am long past the point of being over-camera-ed.

In the bright, harsh light I focused on color. I'm happy with the D800e’s performance but these aren’t technically demanding shots. A steady hand is all that is needed. I shot them at a larger aperture (smaller F-stop) than what I'd typically use on a bright sunlit day because of recommendations to keep the Nikon's aperture below 11 to minimize diffraction This will require further testing as I need small apertures for times when I want depth of field.

The backpack purchase was another in a seemingly- endless quest for the perfect pack. My dream is Tardis-like in size, light of weight, and stylishly unassuming. The REI pack comes close: it is light and unassuming, with looks that are more luggage than back pack. The Overnighter drew me in with padding that reinforces an easy-to-fill rectangular shape. When zipped open, the pack's carrying capacity is easily visualized, unlike a typical load-from-the-top backpack. The pack will play double duty: carry-on and day pack. Cargo will be a DSLR, a few primes (10, 20, 35, 85), and accessories such as charger, storage, a 62mm polarizer, blower, and wipes. In the space left I'll stash toiletries (when flying) or jacket and lunch (for walking around town).

 
 
 
 
 
Victoria Clipper heading into harbour 
 
 
 
 
Victoria Clipper heading into harbour 
 
 
 
 
Victoria Clipper heading into harbour 
 
 
 
View from the Coho +
 
 
 
 
View from the Coho +
 
 
 
 
View from the Coho +
 
 
 
View from the Coho +
 
 
 
 
View from the Coho +
 
 
 
 
View from the Coho +
 
 
 
Taking off from Victoria harbour ++
 
 
 
 
Taking off from Victoria harbour ++
 
 
 
 
Taking off from Victoria harbour ++