Lions Gate B&W Tower
On Jan 11, 2015 I went on my first photo-walk with the Van City Free Capture Photography Meetup group. We were aiming to capture a sunrise but instead we ended up getting a lot of fog which made for some great photo opportunities. This is a picture of the main tower of the Lions Gate Bridge. You can see the rest of the images from this photo-walk here https://500px.com/xwiechers/sets/lionsgatebridge
Granville Bridge from Granville Island
View of the Granville Bridge as seen from Granville Island at night
Seawall from Lions Gate Bridge
This is a photograph of Model Yana Dimitova. Make-Up Artist was Meghan Judge. This was part of a photo shoot with the Metro Vancouver Photography Workshop
This is a photograph of Model Alexandra Osan. Make-Up Artist was Alina Reeves. This was part of a photo shoot with the Metro Vancouver Photography Workshop
The Charm - Yana Dimitova & Alexandra Osan
I love the pose that these two models did and how the wrist charm caught the light almost matching the charm of Yana =) . Model (sitting) Yana Dimitova. Her Make-Up Artist was Meghan Judge. And Model (standing) Alexandra Osan. Her Make-Up Artist was Alina Reeves
Bell Building Vancouver
Vancouver BC buildings in the downtown core Burrard and Georgia st. This image is an HDR of three images. The angle was wide so I corrected to straighten it up. The fog of that day created a great atmosphere but the traffic on the street was ruining the shot. So I blended the image with a vertical motion blur to remove the distraction of the street
Vancouver Fountain of the Pioneers
Sacred Heart Church - Johnstown, Nova Scotia
Sacred Heart Church in Johnstown, Nova Scotia. The Church sits on top of a hill overlooking the Bras d'Or Lake. It first opened it's doors to its Christian community on November 8,1891
Jesus - God's Greatest Gift to the World
This is a combination of two images. A sunset in my hometown and a crucifix that I took a picture of in Nova Scotia
Sunset At Vancouver II
This is just a fun combination of two of my other pictures. One is the Sunset at Vancouver and the other one is the Seagulls with the moon as a background.
Vancouver Fire and Ice
Gentian Speedwell (Veronica gentianoides) - Plantain Family - Plantaginaceae. Native to Southwestern Asia & Caucasus. Perennial
Leftover Leaves at the end of autumn
Van Dusen Gardens Bridge
Mystical Glowing Flower
Four Seasons Forest
Sundial from Van Dusen Gardens turned into a medieval mystical image. This sundial was in a plain garden, the pedestal was green and the sundial was a bit boring. So I decided to have some fun with it.
911 vs 9.11
Good vs Evil. It is amazing how the same sequence of numbers can have such a different meaning. In one of them a symbol of assistance, hope and safety while the other one terror, sadness, and fear.
PEI Lawn Chair
I Command You to Rise
I saw these kids playing by the fountain. The fountain would drop in pressure and rise again. They were pretending to command the water to rise.
Gold Leaf on Stone
Low to the Ground Road
Low angle view of road on sunset. Image shows the grit of the road right at the divisor yellow line
Meditation Garden II
Purple Pine with Stars
Closeup of a pine tree branch with water dew drops left behind by a heavy fog. The water drops have reflections of the pine tree and have a jewel-like sun burstColor changed to purple.
Mount St. Helens
I was with my family visiting Mount St. Helens. I was amazed at the destructive power of the mountain's famous eruption of May 18, 1980. But more impressive was seeing how nature was rebuilding the environment around the destruction. I thought the shot exemplified nature's ability to rebuild itself. I liked how the log led my eyes to the mountain as if it was pointing out the culprit of such devastation while the new flowers next to it were the focal point of the shot.
Gentian Speedwell II
Garden Steps with Railing
Garden steps in one of the trails at Van Dusen Gardens. image focuses on four steps inviting the viewer to walk on them. There is a natural handrail made out of a tree trunk. The steps are made of stone and have a very low profile. the steps are surrounded by greenery
Moon and Seagulls
In the original photo the image of the moon was too small. So I replaced it in the same location with an image of the moon from NASA. Other than that the shot is as captured.
Red Fruit Blue Tree
Playground on Mars
Photo taken on a foggy night. The background is a soccer field floded with fog. Changed the tone to a copper tone.
VanDusen Gardens Trees
VanDusen Gardens Trees. The trees had no leaves but the branches created a snow-fall-like of colours. I love the mood of the shot. I used a cartoon effect to make it more painterly-like
Tree B&W Copper Toned
Rusted Chains Securing Water Tank
Vertical Chain showing 5 links. The chain has been weathered and it contains rust. The chain has been captured up-close. The chain is securing a water tank that also has rust in it.
Meditation Garden Entrance Sign
Landscape I Van Dusen Gardens
Grouse Mountain Tree Trunk on Spotlight
Peaceful scene of two chopped tree trunks. The sunglight is coming through some of the low level cloud or myst acting as a spotlight for the scene. Tree trunks are surrounded by a forest
Duck - Van Dusen Gardens
Flower on Cool Blue
Tree trunk or log laying low formed a frame for a new flower growin next to the chopped log. the mist created a perfect background for the image. The sun light penetrated the mist or fog to produce a spotlight effect
Grizzly Bear B&W
Van Dusen Totem Pole II
Weeping Katsura Tree
Starry Night Trees
Ladner Pier with Fog II
Purple & Yellow Flower Spotlight
Totem Pole Eye
Water Droplet in Branch
Water droplet accumulated in branch after a heavy fog. The droplet reflects its surroundings. The sun light breaks through the fog and casts some rays on the branch and water droplet
Whistler Sunset I
Peak to Peak Gondola
Whistler Peak to Peak Gondola. Color changed to orange
Faith In So Many Words
Van Dusen Gardens Panorama
Bleached Colours Flower
Eye of the Wind
Eye of the Wind. 1.5 megawatt wind turbine of Leitwind LTW77-1500 type with 65 metres hub height and 76.8 metres rotor diameter at the peak of the Grouse Mountain resort in Vancouver British Columbia. The design was recognised in the 2011 Consulting Engineers of British Columbia "Awards for Engineering Excellence"