Random activities in a nice month
Symphony of Fire
It was another great year for fireworks.
Canada did a wizard of Oz themed presentation that I thought was quite
good. My favorite part was the rainbow - I really wished I had
brought out my camera. Total presentation though, China was my
favorite. In previous shows they have been smoky, and this year
was no different, but they seemed able to make due.
Ever have an extra hour free on the North
Shore? We drove up to
Cypress Mountain and walked up to Yew Lake. It's a nice little
walk and it really is wheel chair accessible.
Three Pictures of a Flower
My sister invited us to meet them half
way for lunch on a sunny summer weekend. We picked Gary Point in
Steveston as our place to meet.
After lunch the local tourist fleecing establishments
(costly and not so great), we went for a short walk around the
point. I've been to this point before and I'm always impressed by
the fields of Brown Eyed Susans. These are local plants (although
these may be garden escaped plants) built for this climate. The
grass in the park is long since scortched, but these local plants are
green and flowering. Impressed.
Always on the lookout for new technique, I tried the "understand
wideangle" shot. Turns out there is a trick - you really want to
cover the sun with the flower otherwise the sky blows out to
white. Good to know.
Tags: fireworks(3), flower(3), fruit(1), fog(1), lake(1), underneath(1)
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