Shown below is one of the best photographs I ever took. I snapped it in Vancouver four years ago while hiking the edge of Stanley Park. I love a city with a park, beach and mountains. Vancouver is truly beautiful.
I was there to attend a blogger-meetup my BFF Suzanne organized. I'd met Suzanne once before when she visited NYC and leapt at the chance to go to Canada to meet several other bloggers I follow, like fashion-maven Sheila and endurance-athlete Jodi. It was a fun trip.
I haven't been to the west coast often (only once before this trip) so I was surprised to learn that Vancouver has more Asians (50%) than European-Canadians (48%). (The other 2% are original Canadian natives.) A large part of the city is devoted to Asian culture, food and shops. I hadn't anticipated that. On the east coast, Asians are a much smaller minority.
Anyway, back to the picture. The light, reflected off the Pacific Ocean, sparkles just right as an attractive woman'e silhouette is emphasized by backlight. I'm proud how well this image came out. Have you ever been to Vancouver?
This is amazing. It is such a beautiful picture. I love it. :) I am Canadian myself but never been to Vancouver. Although I want to :DReplyDelete
Make the effort -- you'll be astounded at how nice it is.Delete
Nice b/w picture. I've never been to Vancouver, planning to ride to Toronto again this summer.ReplyDelete
In 2006 I attended a bloggers convention in Amsterdam, Holland. I had a blast.
Thanks. Vancouver is very different than Toronto. More scenic, less traffic. I like Toronto (and, like you will go there this year) but I *love* Vancouver (and its neighbor, Vancouver Island).Delete
I love Vancouver - we were just there a couple of weeks ago. I might be headed that way again in June (still counting my finances). Are you coming out again?ReplyDelete
Yes! I keep thinking about it. Just have to balance time off work and finances.Delete
That photograph is sublime, Ally! xxxReplyDelete
Ahhh...memories : )ReplyDelete
That was a fun time wasn't it? Hard to believe it was over four years ago now.
The next time you come up we can arrange a hike. It won't be opposite the ocean and there won't be any mountains but there will be a cute pug and that makes up for all of that. ; P
You remember the dreaded traffics issues here? LOL
When I searched for the photo, I had no idea how long ago that trip had been so I checked when the picture was taken. 2015 -- hard to imagine it was so long ago.Delete
What a great photo!ReplyDelete
This picture is absolutely beautiful! So amazing! I have never been there but would like to go someday!ReplyDelete
That picture is incredible, Ally. Very well done and I love all the twinkle lights (or reflections off the water). I have never been to Vancouver! Have heard so many great things but didn’t know about the plethora of Asian restaurants!ReplyDelete
Hope you are having a great week, my friend! Xo
That IS a gorgeous picture! I am always wanting to capture the sunlight sparkles on water and my images always fall short of the reality!This is gorgeous!!ReplyDelete
Vancouver is lovely, but I prefer the Island, I'm just a small town girl I guess. I find the hustle and bustle of Vancouver a little overwhelming. My only destination over there is Ikea.ReplyDelete
Definitely a cool shot! I haven't been even very far north. There sure are a lot of cool people out that way. I bet the food is super awesome.ReplyDelete
I wonder who the woman is? Anyone you know?ReplyDelete
We lived for three sublime years in Vancouver on False Creek in tiny poor student accomodation right next to Granville Island! We Aussies had no idea of the paradise we had landed in.
We would go back in a shot! But it's changed so much since the early 90s.
Still beautiful I'm sure.
Would be so nice to be closer.
Thanks for the memories.
xo Jazzy Jack
I visited Granville Island!Delete
I can see why you are so proud of that photograph. It is a magical image. I’ve never been to Vancouver but it sounds like a fascinating place to be. An Interesting mix of people with mountains and the beach. Sign me up!ReplyDelete
Oh wait.. I can’t fly.. lol.
A train-ride would be nice. :)Delete
I have never been to Vancouver … or anywhere in North/South America sadly. I LOVE this photo!!!!!ReplyDelete
Amazing picture. Great work!ReplyDelete
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