Located close to Vancouver, Lynn Canyon Park is a great place to hang out, swim, and expose kids to nature through its extensive hiking trails passing through red cedar, douglas-fir, cottonwood, and western hemlock trees. Besides it has a neat suspension bridge.
This past week was pretty exciting, waiting till well into the night on Monday watching the first of four consecutive total lunar eclipses in 2014 and 2015. April and October are unique for 2014 since they have both lunar and solar eclipse in the same month.
While capturing the different phases of the lunar eclipse was interesting in itself, I wanted to give balance to the picture by anchoring them to something that is more grounded on Planet Earth while still keeping the lighting in the scene honest to the time of the capture, which was past midnight in California. So I took a picture of vehicle light trails fading into the night and combined pictures of various phases of the lunar eclipse into it.
Also known as the blood moon, the moon turned red during lunar eclipse due to the scattered light from all the sunsets and sunrises on earth that reflect onto the moon's surface since the Earth sits directly between the moon and the sun.
This red earthly color of the moon this month was timely given that Earth Day is just around the corner. Since fear sells well, some folks may instead say that apocalypse is around the corner.
I am sure I'll be waiting with my camera on September 28th, 2015 too.
Happy Earth Day every one.
This week I was in Las Vegas for a few days and took a late night stroll to capture some lights on the 'Strip'. Here is one of the popular sites; the New York-New York Hotel and Casino. Took some time for me to get the lights, shades, trails and composition I wanted.
This replica statue is as genuine as they come. Even the US Postal Service was taken in.
In 2010 the Postal Service issued a “Forever” stamp depicting the photo of the Statue of Liberty from this Vegas replica and believed and claimed it was from the original Statue in New York Harbor, until a stamp collector exposed their mistake. This stamp continues to be in circulation.
The Strip (a 4 mile stretch of Las Vegas Boulevard), in Las Vegas city showcases human hubris at its best.
As I looked back at a sunset picture I took of the Strip, I wanted to give the evening sky an emotional touch to showcase the strained relationship that I felt nature shares with this city.
I converted the picture to a black & white image and did some tone mapping to get that feeling.
Looking it later, this picture reminded me of scenes from the 2005 Frank Miller / Robert Rodriguez movie 'Sin City'.