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30 Days in Photos – From My Eyes to Your Hands

I am preparing for what I hope will be a cool 30-day photography project in which I will gift 30 random people a hard copy of one of my favourite photos by post. YES, POST! I will be mailing a collection of my photos to the world!  For a sample of photos to be mailed visit this flickr set!

Stay tuned on the blog, facebook or twitter for details coming very soon!

 

In the Beginning…

The very first business trip that I took was in the year 2000, when I was freshly home from au pairing in Europe and just accepted to a government-funded internship program at my alma-mater, Medicine Hat College. The internship had me working with international students from Korea, Japan, Taiwan and Mexico, placing them with host families and providing student services such as assistance opening a bank account and teaching new students how to use the transportation system in the rural Alberta city of Medicine Hat.

That very internship took me to Asia for the first time ever, long before I knew anything about photography or even had a passion for it. I intrigued myself when I rediscovered the pictures I’d taken in Taipei and Tokyo on that trip more than 11 years ago. I’ve been back to both places countless times since, but will always fondly remember this time in my life as the start of something very good and the beginning of my business, Latitude International Education Consulting.

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Vancouver Through the Eyes of a Tourist & Why You Wish You Lived Here (in pictures)

It’s sometimes hard to see the forest for the trees.  In other words, it’s often hard to appreciate your own city when you’ve lived there too long to see it exactly as newcomers and tourists do.  Vancouver is exceptionally beautiful, especially when the sun shines, so in an effort to see my city through the eyes of a visitor, and to enjoy the last few days before the rain sets in, I ventured out to rediscover some of the reasons why I moved here more than 4 years ago.

science world
Telus World of Science, Vancouver
totems at stanley park
Stanley Park Totem Poles, Vancouver
vancouver public library
Vancouver Public Library
granville island public market
Granville Island Public Market, Vancouver
false creek, vancouver
False Creek, Vancouver
canada place
Canada Place, Vancouver

For a little more Vancouver goodness, have a look at the InnerLife Project’s amazing time lapse video of Vancouver.

arte e scienza dell’espresso

Along with wine, pasta, love and sunshine, nobody does espresso like the Italians! I snapped these luscious shots while visiting Rome recently.

arte e scienza dell'espresso
arte e scienza dell'espresso

This Is East Van

I was so happy to be included in the inaugural This Is East Van community photography project and was even happier to learn that there will be a second edition coming again soon.  This project graphically showcases a blemished but beautiful community comprised of people from all walks of life.

With the deadline for submissions looming, I figured I best get my 5 images in before heading off to Europe tomorrow.  While devoid of people, like many of my photographs, here are my submissions for this year’s project.

Me, My Dad & My Hawkeye ♥

This tried & true Kodak Brownie Hawkeye Flash camera was given to me by my Brother who acquired it somehow from our Dad. Dad picked it up in the late 1950’s as a young, Dutch immigrant guy living & farming in Southern Alberta. Seeing that I love this camera so much and tote it around faithfully from country to country, I thought I would share with you some of my favourite Brownie Hawkeye photos from around the world.

portrait of my dad in kihei
My Dad in Kihei, Maui, USA
Nuns in Trani, Italy
Nuns in Trani, Italy
Cristo Redentor on Copacabana
Christ the Redeemer on Copacabana Beach, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
(double exposure)
good morning, shanghai
Good Morning, Shanghai, China
i am love, berlin
I Am Love, Berlin, Germany
Near Leader, Saskatchewan
Near Leader, Saskatchewan, Canada
To see more of the adventures of this well-traveled camera, visit the flickr set Brownie Hawkeye Around the World.  Coming soon: The Brownie Hawkeye Visits England, Malta, Italy (Part II).

I ♥ my Dad to bits and he’s going to be 70 soon, so in his honour, I’d like to show you a very cool picture of him from his younger days!
(Not taken with the Hawkeye unfortunately.)

PS – Recently Kodak asked me to do a guest blog post about my travels and my little piece of Kodak history.  Have a look!

a picture of a picture: my dad

Capilano: the west coast rainforest in my backyard!

Following the Travel Blog Exchange in June, I made use of my generous media pass, courtesy of Tourism Vancouver, to be a sight-seer in my own city and check out some of the best that Metro Vancouver has to offer.  Capilano Suspension Bridge, dangling 70 metres above Capilano River, is always impressive, lush and majestic so I was very happy to have another wander around this beautiful, rain-forested park.  In addition to the amazing suspension bridge, Capilano park boasts the not-for-the-faint-of-heart Cliffwalk as well as the much-loved Treetops Adventure!

Unbeknownst to me, BC residents can enjoy unlimited admission to Capilano Suspension Bridge for one full year for the same price as a one day admission!  Yearly membership costs only $32.95 plus HST.  BC resident membership includes:

    * Unlimited admission to Capilano Suspension Bridge for one full year
    * 10% off at the attraction’s Trading Post Gift Shop
    * 10% off food and beverage at Canyon Cafe, Loggers’ Grill and Bridge House Restaurant
    * 15% off admission for all accompanying guests when you return for your second visit
    * Access to special attraction events throughout the year, including Harvest Festival, Canyon Lights and Canada Day.

Check out the Cap Bridge website here for more details!

Belated but Blogged: Canada Day in Steveston

Ok it really is July 11th and I’m only blogging about Canada Day just now.  Oops… but it was such a great day that I can’t let it go unblogged about!  My brother and I decide to take our visiting parents to the annual Steveston Salmon Festival on Canada Day.  It was a beautiful day starting with a tour of the Gulf of Georgia Cannery, followed by sunshine, endless crowds of happy Canadians, cupcakes and finally fresh-barbequed salmon!

Vancouver: Cool Conference City

The last 6 weeks saw me taking in conference after conference after conference here in the beautiful city of Vancouver. Needless to say I met a lot of people and learned a few things along the way.

Northern Voice (#nv11) kicked off my conference tour in the lovely, light and linear Life Sciences Centre at the University of British Columbia. This is where the local blogging scene comes together each spring to share, teach and discuss all the elements of personal blogging and social media. My very good friend, Alison Wonderland, made the trip from Medicine Hat and summed up her conference experience here.

A couple weeks later I found myself attending the NAFSA 2011 (#nafsa11) conference at the state-of-the-art, super-green and very pleasant Vancouver Convention Centre. The annual NAFSA conference is a gathering of nearly 9,000 international education professionals from all over the world. An international exhibition accompanied by seminars, workshops and countless receptions (and a few hockey games!), NAFSA aims to help schools and agents form partnerships and share ideas on the future of the industry, professional development, international student recruitment and services, visa issues and all things education related.

Finally I wrapped up my conferencing, again at the Vancouver Convention Centre, this time with the international Travel Blog Exchange (#tbex). This rounded out my conference education and networking nicely especially as I consider myself a travel photoblogger. TBEX was a wonderful meeting of like-minded people, sharing the love of travel, writing and photography (and a again a few more hockey games). The absolute highlight for me was hearing the sage Journeywoman, Evelyn Hannon, speak. She reminded all of us to stay true to ourselves and that traveling can be a wonderful healer of heartache and a catalyst for a brilliant, adventurous future.

my iphoneography

My iphone is definitely my go-to camera in a pinch but it’s become more than just that, it’s become a creative tool which challenges my eye and rarely disappoints! Visit my iphoneography on flickr for more shots!

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