2015 has been an amazing year for me! So may things have happened and I have had several opportunities to photograph some incredible locations not only in Vancouver but in several other locations in BC and abroad. The following is a recap of some of the highlights from my travels.
February in Seattle
I was contracted to do an architectural shoot for a few locations in Seattle. After the work was done I had some free time on a Sunday morning so I ventured down to the Pier in downtown Seattle. It was a cold and very grey morning but the conditions for some artsy photos were just perfect. Follow this link to see more of my Seattle Reflections series.
A Golden View of Lions Gate Bridge
The iconic Lions Gate Bridge seen from a viewpoint on the Stanley Park Seawall. It was an incredibly warm evening in Vancouver for February and blue hour was a great time to capture this shot of the bridge. See more of my Vancouver landscape photos here.
Kauai, Hawaii in March
After a winter in Vancouver despite the fact that it was incredibly mild, a trip to Kauai was in order. We spent 7 days on the island with accommodation on the sunny South Coast near Poipu. Everyday was an adventure and here are some of the highlights from the incredible Garden Island.
Fishing by Starlight in Waimea
Sunshine and Rainbows
Life’s a Beach
See more Hawaii landscape photos here.
Sooke, BC in May
Sooke, BC is a secret gem of Vancouver Island. I’ve never had interest in visiting this town but was invited to stay there for a weekend so thought why not. I was mesmerized by how beautiful it is. It was extremely cold at night as we were right on the Pacific Coast but the daytime brought some beautiful weather and warm sun.
Sooke, BC at Night
Cabin in Sooke, BC
Sooke Potholes Regional Park
Cruise Ship in the Fog
The Sunshine Coast, BC
I had several opportunities to visit the Sunshine Coast for the weekend. It’s such a photogenic place with beautiful forests, lakes, rivers and of course an endless coastline with great beaches. It’s hard to see it all and I seem to keep returning to the good spots. Here’s a few:
Kayaking in Sechelt Inlet
Clear Cut in Big Trees Park
Howe Sound Sunset
See more landscape photos of the Sunshine Coast, BC here.
BC Forest Fires Engulf Vancouver
It was an incredibly long hot and dry summer this year and that made the risk of Forest Fires extremely high. Record numbers of fires were started throughout the province either naturally or by humans. They became quite horrifying as they crept closer to nearby cities. After changes in the weather, Vancouver was soon engulfed in thick smoke that lasted for several days.
Forest Fire Sunset
English Bay Engulfed in Smoke
Gastown Grand Prix
I had seen photographs of the Gastown Grand Prix before but never had the chance to see it in person. I made my way down to Gastown in the late afternoon and found hundreds of spectators watching cyclists race through the streets of Gastown in downtown Vancouver. It was an incredible event that will hopefully continue for many years.
Gastown Grand Prix
Early Mornings and Incredible Hikes
This summer I was spoiled with some inspiring locations in the back country of the Vancouver Mountains. Numerous early mornings we set out to climb a new mountain not returning until sunset. The photo opportunities were endless!
Morning Bliss at Buntzen Lake
Diez Vistas Trail
Lunar Eclipse on September 27
A very rare lunar eclipse happened this year and for the first time I was able to capture some amazing photos of this event in Vancouver. It was clear skies and there were hundreds of spectators all over the city.
Super Blood Moon
See more of my Lunar Eclipse and Blood Moon photos here.
Bella Bella, BC
I traveled to Bella Bella for 1 day to do a contract shoot. Before we left I had about 20 minutes on the Pier in Shearwater to take some photos. Here is one of my favourites.
Moved to Burnaby, BC
Probably the biggest event for me this year was moving. After a year of searching we finally found a great apartment in Burnaby Heights and couldn’t be happier with the decision. We spent 5 years in a high rise tower so a low rise building with a communal rooftop terrace sounded just awesome. Here are a few photos from around the new area!
Thanks to everyone for an amazing year. I hope that 2016 will bring some great new photos and awesome experiences.
Happy New Year!