Friday, June 20, 2008

Saturday Photo Hunt ---- Water





WATER


This is a blog where a visitor sees a lot of water, on a regular basis. Vancouver is a city of water, water everywhere, so my archives are full of scenic photos that I could have used and have used here previously. However this week I have chosen photos which show water it's true, but merely as a background. Click on each to get a better view.

Every week I see a heron on the Granville Island walk. I don't even bother to take a photo any more. I wish I had a telephoto lens when I see wildlife. Four times zoom is not enough!

This was a really strange thing that floated in False Creek, near Granville Island for a few weeks. It was a graduating piece of a student at the nearby Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design on Granville Island. You can't see it very well in the photo but the whitish triangles were of light shiny metal and they danced in the wind and reflected the sunlight.

The dragon boat racers were not at all impressed as they paddled by but perhaps they saw it so often in the few weeks it was there that they just thought it old hat. It was a very dull day so the photo is not great but interesting nonetheless.

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND EVERYONE


52 comments:

Napaboaniya said...

Happy Saturday JMB! :)
Explore the Canon Powershot S5 ..12X zoom in! :P

ellen b said...

Beautiful photos. I've always counted it a priviledge to live in a water city!

Sue said...

Looks like an interesting sculpture :) Great shots for this week's theme!

Happy photo hunting :)

marcia said...

that was an interesting piece was it pretty too or just interesting?

mama meji said...

Cool shots. Love the that first photo with the heron.

Janice Thomson said...

I'll bet that structure is very dramatic in the sunlight. Super photos JMB - especially the heron.

Carver said...

Those are lovely shots JMB. I like the art that the design student created. Very interesting. I need a telephoto lens too. My digital camera has the option of getting an adapter and adding lenses and it's on my list of things to buy later. Happy weekend.

Yen said...

Cool photos,JMB! Thanks for checking my entries too;-) Happy Weekend!

Sarge Charlie said...

what a nice peaceful place

Cathy said...

I really like that piece of artwork on the water. It is very interesting, indeed. You always have lovely pictures.

Sean said...

Nice shot for the theme~!

Have a nice weekend~!

crazy working mom said...

Very cool shots. :)
I'm lovin' this week's theme.

Happy Hunting!

Barbara H. said...

I was thinking your blog header would also work for today's theme! :-) That is an intriguing sculpture.

eastcoastlife said...

That's a weird piece of art, looks more like a wreck. hehe.... Can't blame the dragon boat racers for not giving it another glance.

Leslie said...

Your water photos are beaut! Waving at you from Australia and thanks for coming by to my blog. :)

Gattina said...

I love cities surrounded with water but Brussels unfortunately isn't. Your pictures are very nice !

Randi said...

What a wonderful set of photos. They are all great.
Happy Weekend!

leslie said...

Thoroughly enjoyed your take on the theme of water this week. Come by and see my take on it. :D

Emmyrose said...

Lovely shots.

Happy weekend :)

TiOheM said...

Cool shots!

Snap Catch said...

great catch for this week theme, thanks for dropping by. Happy weekend!

Colin Campbell said...

Love the Heron JMB. Not sure if we have those here in South Australia. We certainly have a lot of water birds who spend the northern winter here.

jams o donnell said...

Great set of shots jmb. I really wish I lived on the coast. Happy weekend!

Heart of Rachel said...

Hi JMB. That's a unique structure in the water. It must have been an interesting attraction.

CherryPie said...

The Heron is beautiful and the sculpture looks fascinating.

Wishing you a great weekend too :-)

Angela at mommy bytes said...

Interesting sculpture and nice water.

JC said...

That first one is stunning, even without a zoom! And what an interesting piece of water art... I think it's terrific!

YTSL said...

Hi JMB --

Snap re not having problems finding photos of water in photographic archives! Like the ones you've chosen. Re the first one: wouldn't have thought that your camera only has 4 times zoom from it! :)

Vic Grace said...

Lovely one of the heron but not impressed with the artwork. I am still looking for a picture for 'water'

carolinespicturepages.com said...

I just got the panasonic LUMIX FZ18. Its got an 18X optical zoom. Still trying to figure it out. You can see my great blue heron here http://carolinespicturepages.com/2008/05/29/day-on-the-lake/

I like your background for your heron shot better.

Smalltown RN said...

what a wonderful collection of photos JMB I love the one of the sculpture on the water...

JesieBlogJourney said...

I have never been to Vancouver. It's nice to live in a city of water. I like to walk by the seaside and river banks.

Liz said...

That is certainly a more attractive piece of modern art than some!

The photo of the heron is good even without a very powerful zoom.

the teach said...

Vancouver is beautiful, jmb! A lovely city! Happy PH!

Stefi said...

hi great pictures!!

Siani said...

Nice shots - love the one of the heron. Have a great weekend!

Dragonstar said...

JMB, that first photo is absolutely great - I love it!

pat said...

Great shots - love the first one with the heron.

Happy Weekend.

~TAMY 3 Sides of Crazy~ said...

Beautiful photos!

Sammawow said...

What nice shots for the water theme! That art work is really interesting!

mutleythedog said...

And have a great weekend yersel!! I cant even get photoes from my mobile onto the pooter to put them on me blog yet!!

merrymishaps said...

Nice photos, I love the heron!

Biker Betty said...

That is a very creative sculpture. The designers of this have a lot to be proud of. I love your choice for this week's water theme.

Happy Saturday,
Biker Betty :)

Lord James Bigglesworth said...

Fabulous photos, JMB.

ipanema said...

those are lovely, jmb. i like the heron near the water.

thanks for the visit and happy Sunday! :)

Lynn said...

I imagine the sound of those triangle metal sheets as they are blown away by the wind. Like a chime maybe.

starnitesky said...

How wonderful to live in such a watery city - lovely photos.

DeLi said...

i love the first shot!

KISSEDALOTATOADS said...

Great photos,..... love the pelican!! Hope you have been well,..... and have a wonderful week.

Nunyaa said...

I like the Heron photo and agree JMB, wish I had a camera, would get so much more than this trusty old camera phone.

Dr.John said...

Great pictures. I like the heron and the art.

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Lovely photos. As you know, we run out of water so often here in Sicily that I do not take it for granted now.