I love architecture. I also love old things. I guess that’s why I love old buildings and bridges. Pretty simple I guess. I used to think that Vancouver’s history wasn’t too old until I found that we now know that aboriginals have been in North America for at least 15,000 years. Its hard to remember that when the oldest building in Vancouver was built in the mid 1800’s. For us that is very old. The Lions Gate Bridge was built in the late 1930’s. It was built by the Guiness family of Dublin Ireland. Yes, the beer family. Not sure if that is the reason for it being green but I’d like to think so. I have taken many photographs of this bridge in the last 5 years. Here are some of my favorites.
The details are one thing I love about photography. If its cars, bikes, the city or weddings, I always the little things about the subjects I shoot. I love looking around weddings for all the little stuff. Rings, cakes, flowers…. all the things that make the wedding personal. These are some of my recent favorites. Don’t forget to follow to receive regular email updates and check out my website for bookings! www.pauldclarke.com
These are a couple of longer exposures of false creek from a couple of weeks ago. There are ferries going back and forth until late at night to get people across the inlet. Their lights can been sailing across the photos. The rocks were light painted with a flash light in the black and white photo. Remember to give the blog a follow to receive regular updates through email. Prints are always available, email about pricing.
I love Vancouver. Everything about it. We are consistently named one of the nicest, most livable cities to live in on the planet. Stanley Park was named the nicest park in the world by a survey taken by millions. A 24 km pedestrian sea wall surrounds all of downtown where orcas, humpbacks and grey whales can be seen in our harbours. And from the top of a building just south of downtown the views are amazing!
I’ve been wanting to get onto some rooftops in the city for some time. After several failed attempts I went to the Woodwards building on Hastings that has an actual rooftop patio, I figured that would be easier. The elevators are locked until someone in the building buzzes you in. I hopped on an elevator to the 20th floor, then walked another 22 or so with about 40lbs of camera gear which was a workout! Worth it in the end…