Sunday, October 31, 2010

Vancouver Aquarium

Michelle and I went and spent a couple of hours at the aquarium. Taking photos there is very challenging. Actually, that's not true. Taking _good_ photos there is very challenging ;)

Would you believe fish this colourful live in BC waters?

Or that there are parts where life is this plentiful

Great colours

Clown Fish

Who's watching who?

I like how the white dots stand out

Yes they have birds at the aquarium :)

And spiders too!


For Halloween there are additional 'scary' displays :)

Want to guess what this is?

Without the 'shows' with Killer whales, much less is going on outside.

But we did spend a lot of time watching the belugas :)

One kept blowing bubble-rings and then "swallowing" them. Very tricky to get a photo of in the dark :)

You can _just_ make it out here.

Watching the otters get fed was pretty entertaining too :)

All too soon it was closing time.

One thing you can only find outside the aquarium now: Orcas

Happy Halloween.


Friday, October 29, 2010

Pete's going away party

I took the Holga to Peter's going away.

On the way, I stopped when I saw the interesting pattern of the posters.

Monica was happy with a digital camera ;)

The turnout was good and Pete seemed to be having a good time

That was the first time I'd ever used the flash on the holga. Some interesting results :)


Wednesday, October 27, 2010

An interlude - Happy Mistakes

I still need to post the last day of Michelle and my trip, but I've been developing film and scanning for a couple of days now, so I'm going to post some of the photos.

If you've ever spent time shooting with a $40 plastic camera, you know that 'precision' is not exactly what you get. Instead, you sometimes get the unexpected.

Which brings me to "Free Couch"

Not expected, and probably not repeatable, but certainly an interesting result :)