I keep on making these and then switching computers every few years and losing them, so I’m putting it here. The above file is what it looks like, but it’s a .PNG; ignore it. Here is a link to the BC vector map in AI (Adobe Illustrator) format. If you need to know what an Illustrator file is, this blog post isn’t for you.
I can’t guarantee the accuracy of the elevations but this will generally do for presentations / report covers etc. It is based on a JPG I found through a Google image search, but this will reproduce far better if you are working in Illustrator or InDesign. If you need a more sciencey or accurate topographic map, I recommend you go to GeoBC.
If you are a topography nerd, you should view this list of North American ultras. There are some sweet prominences in there, many of which are in B.C.
this is paul and kristy’s apiary, also known as a “bee yard.”
something about the term “bee yard” amuses me. it doesn’t take much.
Near Iona Jetty.
Part of the experiment was to do things I wouldn’t normally suggest doing, such as shooting directly into the light .. but I thought why not do that? A card from Oblique Strategies set (a deck of cards meant to spur creativity) says something to the effect of “find the flaw and amplify it.” So I exposed off of the sun glare on the water to capture the isolation of this old thing in the ocean off the coast of the YVR airport.
At the Royal Roads Japanese Garden.
It occurred to me that my iPhone (4, upgraded to 5S last year) was getting better at photos, filtering them, making them pop, and sharing them nearly instantaneously. So far as photos that are meant to capture “now” and be relevant to the moment, my dSLR was – and continues to get – further and further away from being capable of competing with the iPhone.
So, more than a year ago, I decided to do something a little different with my digital SLR. I would continue to use my iPhone out of convenience, but I’d also bring my dSLR along to events, days and evenings that I want to remember in a context outside of likes and retweets.
My experiment, then, was to juxtapose the devices as much as I could. To do that, I:
- Did not empty the memory card for a whole year (I could delete photos, but the number I could keep at the end of the year had to fit on the memory card);
- shot in RAW the whole time so that I could really get the most out of editing on the computer and post processing if I wanted;
- shot in black and white the entire year to concentrate on developing a style that centred around lighting, contrast, shape and texture more, rather than colours;
- shot with a 50mm lens the whole time – this forced me to spend more time composing and moving around the space I was in to get the shot I wanted.
So what did I get out of this?
- 516 photos, some of which will be put up on my walls in my home
- a style emerged from the creative constraint, which you’ll see in posts on here tagged “experiment”
- a great deal of enjoyment while figuring out my style
- a sense of what not to take photos of – because now i know what wont make the cut
- the ability to turn the weakness of a device (lower level of connectivity) into a strength
- something else, which will remain secret
- I love photography again
The fountain in front of the legislature was sporting an epic decembeard made of ice this week.
“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.” – apparently no one knows who said this.