Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Boom! it hits you.



Boom! it hits you.. So you read about the Iguazu falls, you watch videos, you see pictures on wikipedia, but when you cross into the park on the Brazil side, and you walk your short jaunt in the jungle, you come out to this view, and boom it hits you! WOW! These are the falls in the Argentina side, in fact, across the river is 100% Argentina. What you don't realize is the falls continue up the left hand side for a while and then there is another horseshoe of falls! so huge, and so much water! View the larger version on Flickr

Trees managing to hang on



Trees managing to hang on. Iguazu falls is massive. Like totally massive, without a helicopter, you can't get the whole thing into one picture. While walking down the Brazil side of the river, looking at the beautiful falls at the end of Argentina, this photo emerged. I loved the contrast between the falls, the trees and the clay (red) rocks. Beautiful. With 44,000 cubic tons of water going over these falls, I'm surprised these trees were able to hold on! View the larger version on Flickr

Monday, July 21, 2014

Surf's Up



Surf's Up. On Ipanema beach, in Rio De Janiero, they have 24 hour surfing.... at least so i think. The light pole in the middle of the photo comes on at dusk and lights up the waves. From what I could gather from the locals (I don't speak Portuguese) is that it's on from dusk to dawn and you can surf 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. How cool is that? View the larger version on Flickr

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Rock on the Maracana!



Rock on the Maracana!. Recently in Brazil, I had the pleasure of going to a number of World Cup games, two of which at the Maracana in Rio, Brazil. This particular shot was taken at the Columbia/Uraguay game where Columbia beat Uraguay 1-0. But at the time we didn't know that, the players are just taking teh pitch. View the larger version on Flickr

Saturday, July 12, 2014

The Light Struggles to Hold On



The Light Struggles to Hold On. Rio might possibly be one of the most beautiful places in the world. I only wish I had my nice SLR camera with me, but I was too mobile and too focused on the World Cup to lug it around with me. So I had my CoolPix point and shoot, it didn't do a half bad job. One night we were hanging on the beach, it had been cloudy most of the day, and the sun just struggled one last time to break the clouds hold, and then ultimately failed... but it resulted in this rather ominous and epic shot. View the larger version on Flickr

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Abandoned, but not by street artists



Abandoned, but not by street artists. When travelling in Brazil, the graffiti really caught my eye. I later learned (actually by a GoPro promo video) that street artists are paid to draw such beautiful, colourful drawings on abandoned walls, to cover up the "tagging" or prevent "tagging". This stuff was everywhere, and to me, it was very beautiful. Expect to see more of this type of street art come through my photo feed. View the larger version on Flickr

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

44,000 cubic tons per second



44,000 cubic tons per second. I recently went to Brazil for the World Cup (yes, I left before Brazil lost, OMG!), but had an awesome time touring and watching soccer/futball!) Managed to make it to see this world wonder from both the Brazil and Argentina side on two seperate days. What a site. This is a view of the Brazillian side, and the "horse shoe" part of the falls. Off to the top right of this photo there is one just the same size on the Argentina side. What made this an epic visit was the most water *ever* that fell over the falls was June 9, 2014... which I visited only 15 days later. A lot of the Argentina side was closed due to the mass amounts of water. View the larger version on Flickr

Friday, June 13, 2014

Into the unknown



Into the unknown. Walking along the tracks with my daugther in the rain one day, the vegitation growth here has exploded, making the tracks almost disappear. They aren't currently in use, so there are no train cars to beat back mother nature. View the larger version on Flickr

Sunday, June 08, 2014

Fly By Seattle



Fly By Seattle. Cursing myself for only having my iPhone when I took Alaska Air (Horizon Air) back to Victoria from Seattle the other day... it was a beautiful day and we buzzed the city. It's no float plane buzz, but it was a different perspective for sure. Loved this shot, just wish I had a better camera with me. View the larger version on Flickr

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Waiting at the Sea



Waiting at the Sea. Shot from my GoPro attached to the side of my car. View the larger version on Flickr

A stop at the top



A stop at the top. Shot this one with my GoPro messing around sticking it to the outside of my car. It was pretty cool at the top of this hill, so I took the GoPro off my car and snaped this one in hand. View the larger version on Flickr

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Path to enlightenment



Path to enlightenment. View the larger version on Flickr

Friday, May 16, 2014

Obligatory Spring Rhody Shot (3 of 3)



Obligatory Spring Rhody Shot (3 of 3). Two more explosions about to happen. I was actually surprised to see those bugs on the blossom on the left. I totally didn't see those little guys in person. Score one for macro lenses! View the larger version on Flickr

Obligatory Spring Rhody Shot (2 of 3)



Obligatory Spring Rhody Shot (2 of 3). Surprise! I was playing with my macro lens and like trying to get the little pollen makers in focus, I discovered an ant! he was totally chillin the entire time I was there on this flower. Clearly he's escaping his duties with the ant colony to relax in teh sun on this flower. View the larger version on Flickr

Obligatory Spring Rhody Shot (1 of 3)



Obligatory Spring Rhody Shot (1 of 3). Back in 2004, or something like that, I discovered that I took 90% flower shots, and I swore not to take another flower shot.... like ever. But they never really stopped catching my eye. This is taken in my back yard. This Rhody seems to bloom every other year, and it's super pink! So I decided a small series was in order. :) View the larger version on Flickr