Granville Bridge Sunrise
Mediums: Photo board, Metal, and Archival Paper
False Creek outlines the south side of downtown Vancouver. It is ringed with a public access trail that allows you to wander from the beach at Kitsilano to the shores of English Bay at the entrance to Stanley Park. This trail is well travelled by pedestrians, cyclists, and various other non-motorized transport. The water also plays host to boaters seeking relaxation and exercise. Sunny days will call out kayakers, paddleboarders, and sailors to ply these sheltered waters.
Beneath the Granville Street bridge lies the artistic hub of Granville Island. A longstanding destination for tourists and locals the island is home to numerous galleries, workshops, stores, and food stalls. It is a simple thing to while away a weekend afternoon browsing through all there is to see here.
This shot was taken in the early hours of an October morning. Just after a trip into the city to watch a European football match at a nearby pub. I brought along all my gear and headed to a spot along the boardwalk I had previously scouted. The clouds on the horizon provided a perfect paintbrush, reflecting and contrasting the warm, golden hues of the rising sun with the retreating cool tones of the early morning sky.
The Fraser Valley has been my home for more than thirty years. The beauty of this region certainly captured me right from my youth, and exploring the outdoors was the common thread in all my interests. The lakes, rivers, and mountains that define the geography of this area continue to draw me into the backcountry and inspire my photographic pursuits. Even the urban centers of the southern coast of British Columbia are kissed by their intersection with their natural surroundings.
Ironically, photography became an integral part of my life when I left this province to work overseas. The zeal to capture the experience of living in a vibrant foreign city led me to delve into the relatively new realm of digital photography. The ability to capture what I was seeing in a way that expressed how it was making me feel became my artistic passion.
Over the last ten years I have worked to hone my craft both with the camera and the computer. In the field, this is all about finding locations that move me; locations that tell a story. In the post processing, it is all about highlighting the mood and lighting to evoke a response from the viewer. It is my hope that through my work people will be able to share in the sense of wonder I feel in the world around us.
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