Gingerbread Display 2013

A week or two ago I went to the Laurel Point Hotel to check out the gingerbread house display they have every year. It’s always a good time checking this display. It’s crazy the amount of time and effort people put into these things, and the place smells like gingerbread and candy!

Looks like this is going to be the last post of the year. I’m looking forward to the coming new year! I think big things are gonna happen! Sooo keep posted, and thank you everyone for visiting! Feel free to drop me a line anytime!

Here’s the pictures:

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Where’s Santa??

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I just love how there’s so much detail on some of these gingerbread houses.

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The next one is probably my favourite one.

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Narnia! So awesome!

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Well, that’s it for the 2013 display! Can’t wait for next year… But anyways, hope you all had an amazing year! And See you lovely people in the new year!

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Just Another Sunset in Victoria

It’s been over a month since my last post… I’m back at H&R Block setting up offices. These past couple weeks have been super hectic – working 10+ hours every day. I was pretty exhausted, but I’m glad all the offices are up and running now.

Last Friday was my first “slower” day so I decided to finish work early and go take some pictures because it’s been a long time. I was trying to figure where I could shoot a sunset. After a few minutes, the Gorge Rd Trestle came up to mind. It’s right by my place, so I got home, ditched all my stuff, grabbed my camera gear and headed out the door.

I’m still testing out this post-editing stuff… But the more I do it, the more I realize how much it enhances a picture. I really like seeing my progress as a photographer and how much it’s changed. It’s great! I’ve even included a HDR picture in there just for fun.

I hope you all enjoy these!

HDR – 10mm, F4.0, ISO 200

Autumn Through A 50mm

I love Fall (not as much as summer though)! I love all the different colours from the leaves, the sunny days, and the crisp air.

I know I haven’t been updating as often as I like… Hopefully I’ll be able to get out there more and snap a bunch more pics in the near future. But anyways, lately when I’ve been dropping my friend off at his place, I see a bunch of pumpkins lined up around a park sign down the street from where he lives. So today I decided to go and take pics of these pumpkins and drive around Victoria to capture some of the Fall colours. I’ve realized I haven’t been using my 50mm 1.4 lens all that much, so today was the day to use it! I definitely need to use this more often because it’s such a sweet lens!

Every time I take pictures, I sort through them and just throw them up on Flickr. This time I decided to give this whole “post-editing” thing a try. There’s slight differences from the original vs the edited versions of the pictures. But I was pretty happy with them. If you have any editing tips, give me a shout! Or… Feel free to just comment on the pics.

Enjoy!

Canada Day 2012

Hope you all had an awesome Canada Day! I stuck around Victoria and decided to hang out downtown. I love it here especially when big holidays like these happen – everyone is wearing red and white, downtown is packed with people, roads are closed so you can wander freely, live music, and so much more! It’s always a great time hanging out here on Canada Day. Here’s some proof:

Pretty good spots for watching the fireworks! Patiently waiting as the skies are getting darker.

I don’t know how every year, the fireworks get better and better. Maybe I just love fireworks, and how loud it is, the different colours, and the rumble you can feel in your chest. It almost seems magical. Can’t wait for next year’s fireworks display!

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