An outing in Stanley Park never ceases to amaze me because I so often come across something odd and wonderful, and always when I least expect it. I met this fellow near the entrance to the park. His name is Kermit of course. What else would it be?!
This is the Vancouver Convention Centre reflecting some early morning rays from the rising run. It's so golden and warm-looking and reminds me of watching one of those Living Fireplace videos. The Living Fireplace is essentially eternal though if you loop the video. This scene is much more ephemeral than that.
I was somewhat disappointed after I got home and watched this video I took of Okanagan Lake because I hadn't spent the time to take a nice photo. It was quite picturesque.
Ok, so it's part of an experiment and exercise in timing, trying to get the shutter going to capture some interesting drops of water I'm throwing into a dish while getting the flash and reflector to illuminate it interestingly and clearly. Admittedly I need further practice, but I ended up being impressed with the completely unexpected pure sparkle effect that water droplets can give when shot with a ray of light. You could stick one of those in a ring and impress a girl!
Bubbles are an instant smile generator for people of all ages, and something about them is rather intriguing. A close-up of this bubble in flight revealed a reflection of the surroundings on its surface, consisting of trees and a house. Even more interesting to me is the mirror image reversed on the bottom half of the bubble. This all has something to do with the reflective properties of light and curved surfaces, but I don't really understand it. I guess I don't really need to.
The Skytrain is part of the Vancouver transit system. It's a good place to people-watch, in this case through the reflection in the Skytrain doors. This view is of the outside city lights through the windows while the train is in motion overlapped onto the seemingly bemused couple sitting on the inside of the train.