We were lucky enough to have the opportunity to cruise up to Texada Island for Diversity Electronic Music festival. What an experience! Rolling into a festival by boat and unloading onto the beach to camp is something to experience! Thanks so much to all the lovely people we met and played with – you make it all worthwhile!
linkage: see part 1 here, see part 2 here, main photography page
Entheos electronic music festival and conference was held near Robert’s Creek on the Sunshine Coast, British Columbia. The site was stunning with camping in the trees on the moss, two music zones and market area by the lake. Lots of beautiful and wonderful folks.
Thanks to all those who put on such a nice festival for us.
linkage: entheos festival photos 2008, main photography page
This is a nice way to look at a collection of photos, like a pile of Polaroids on a desktop.
Go here and get your flickr id
Paste it here and generate your own stream
Had a great time at the Shambhala Music Festical, locallly here in BC. We’d booked a hire a van but were loaned a fully kitted out one so took that instead. It took a day there and back with four nights camping at the party. Lots of people (8000 odd) and loads of good music and a nice vibe. We’ll plan on heading back next year. I’ve uploade d few pics. Enjoy.
linkage: Shambhala music festival photos 2007, official site
This is a nice application that gives you tag searching capabilities built into a great viewer for flickr photos. Just type in the tag you want to search and it will show you the latest photos and related tags around the outside.
click here for linkage
I think I may have mentioned this recently. Now I have the photo to show you what I mean. Vancouver’s central city residents have a habit of digging up the council’s grass edging a turning it into a garden. So lovely to see. It sure beats all this wasted water to keep lawns immaculate. click here for photoblog
This latest selection of streetart images was captured while out on our recent foraging mission down to Trout Lake to the farmers market. Others will be from around the general Commercial Drive area. Enjoy
- Live Free 06 (Commercial Drive, Vancouver)
linkage: streetart vancouver – stage five, main photography page
Here is a photo of an excellent streetart wall at the North end of Commercial Drive. The see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil them was a recurring one in India. There is debate on exactly where the phrase originates but probably China and/or Japan.
The link below the picture takes you to the full size panorama on flickr.
- See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil (Commercial Drive, Vancouver)
linkage: full sized image on flickr, previous street art stitch
Well I have found the photoblog to be a good method for showing what is happening in my life with a surprising amount of detail. I enjoy the small pleasures in life.
- Frozen Blue Berries (Commercial Drive, Vancouver)
We got a lot of berries at the farmers market in the weekend and froze them for use in porridge, smoothies etc when they are out of season. The thing is frozen blue berries make an awesome snack. Highly recommended.
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Here is the latest installment in the magpie’ing photoblog series. We had a great weekend with an day off on Monday. We got down to the local farmers market and collected a big bag of basil (for pesto) and lots of berry fruit for the freezer (smoothies and porridge)
We managed to magpie a few extra bits and pieces for the flat. You can see the photoblog on the photography pages.
linkage: new apartment, magpie’ing 104 photoblog, main photography page
Have just uploaded the streetart photos from travelling around our new neighbourhood. Lots to see in and around the Commercial Drive area. Trolling the alleys reveals some nice pieces.
- Garage Door (Commercial Drive, Vanocuver)
I have got a number of interesting streetart photos to come, from the last week wandering back and forth around the Drive. Lots of talent in this area. This photo is a stitch of 5 photos and there were another three to the left that I need to stitch separately.
Click the link below to see it in a larger format
linkage: full size street art stitch on flickr
The old SLR eh? I left mine with a friend in NZ. Wonder if he is using it at all? I doubt it, he is probably all digital as well.
How about doing some slides eh?
Once i’m working I’ll start looking for a slide projector. I picked one up for $4 in NZ somewhere. A veritable antique. I was planning on picking up a few boxes of someones slides I knew were kicking around in a second hand shop, just for the sheer novelty value of seeing them. But they were gone.
Ah day three, and what results did we get? Another awesome day really. The trend continues of magpie’ing useful things from about the place. It never ceases to amaze how it is possible to transform another persons junk into useful goods again.
Check out the days photoblog for full story.
linkage: new apartment, magpie’ing 103 photoblog, main photography page
So day two dawned beautiful and sunny (as it has been nearly every day since we arrived in Vancouver, although it is noticeably cooler now) and I was up with the Robins and seeing pranabanana off at the bus stop.
I took a circuitous route back to say the least. Alleyways are great. This is not something we have back in NZ, and I didn’t even see that much of it in the UK either. Most blocks are split into two or four areas with back alleys running behind all the houses. All the rubbish and recycling bins are here and it is where most people leave their Magpie pickings for the likes of me!
It was a good haul. You can see the results in my photoblog.
linkage: new apartment, magpie’ing 102 photoblog, main photography page