You may remember a few weeks back when I had a
At the beginning of February, my hubs and I challenged each other to post a daily Instagram picture of an artistic photo by me, and a drawing for the hubs. His challenge is to become a better 2D artist, and mine of course, is to take better photos and develop my artistic eye. Whether or not we get a good photo/drawing, we have to post it on instagram, and it also doesn't matter what medium we use (phone or DSLR for me), as long as we post a photo. You can check out (and follow) my instagram feed here, and my daily challenge photos are tagged #febdailyphoto.
I have been taking most of the pictures with my phone, but I have done a couple photography walks along the water in the last couple weeks, taking my DSLR along, and seeing what I can capture down there. I wrote in one of my recent posts that I did this, and Tara of Tara's Butter Dish asked me if I was planning on doing a post about it. That thought hadn't occurred to me until she mentioned it, but I thought it was a great idea, so thank you Tara :)
I wanted to show you some of the photos I have gotten and show you the
Oh and in case you are curious, I use a Nikon D3000 with a Sigma Macro lens 17-70mm f/2.8 to take my food and everyday photos.
Matt actually works in the city, and takes a ferry into work. We couldn't love living outside of the hustle and bustle more! Not that North Van isn't busy, but it is so much more relaxed living than being right downtown. The commute is really quite fast and as you can imagine, the cost of living is cheaper out here. We are so happy to be living here, and I mean, people living in the city don't get this view! I feel bad for them really! This is THE BEST way to live in a big city :)
The ocean and this view is a whopping five minute walk from our place, and on a clear day (which is sadly few and far between here), this is the stunning view we get. Seriously, we are blessed to live here.
Instagram? I got so many questions and comments about this guy, so I will explain a little bit. Like I said, this ocean view is so close to us, and this star fish was actually on the lower dock that you see in the photo just above this one. I think a fisherman caught him on accident (which I actually think is not allowed on this dock, but I wasn't going to say anything haha), and I don't know why he didn't throw him back in, but instead he placed the star fish right here on the edge. I thought it was pretty amazing, so when the fisherman left, Matt and I went down to take pics. Some people said it looked like a giant monster climbing up, others Davie Jones' beard. What do you think it looks like? Either way, its cool and very creepy all the same ;)
On my second photo walk, I was by myself (Matt was working), and on my way back from the ocean, I was passing this area and I saw a really cute older lady (really quite old actually. At least in her 80s), and she was by herself walking home, and it gets really uphill behind this pond! I couldn't believe she was doing that by herself, so I walked up to her and started talking to her. I was worried that she was going to hurt herself, so I wanted to offer her some support and company while she climbed the hill.
I didn't stay with her the whole time, but I walked and talked with her most of the way. Sometimes when I see new people, I get scared to talk to them, because I'm afraid they might be mean, or they might think I'm a stalker or something (I know, silly), but usually when I do, it is so nice to have a conversation with someone new. And most people in Vancouver are so incredibly friendly :) And I can only hope that me talking with the lady brought a smile to her face, knowing someone wanted to help her just a little bit.
Nature is one of the most beautiful pieces of art there is, so why not try and capture it through a lens.
I hope you enjoyed North Vancouver, and feel free to ask me questions about Vancouver, or about my photos :)
I will see you back tomorrow with a new recipe!!! Thanks for letting me share these with you.