Festival of Trees 2014

Every year I check out the Festival of Trees at the Empress Hotel. It’s a Christmas tree display where people/companies decorate a tree to raise funds for the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation. A lot of the trees were really well done!! Soooo less talk, more pictures!

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Victoria Lighted Truck Parade 2014

Can’t believe Christmas has snuck up on me this year! Time is sure going by really quickly. Been super busy with work and photography projects. But I guess it’s time to get into the Christmas mood now! At the beginning of December, there was a lighted truck parade. I decided to head down there with my folks. It’s been a while since I’ve checked this out, so it was good time! Here are the pics.

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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!

Festival of Trees And Downtown Night Photography

Bethany and I spent the night wandering around downtown taking photos a few weeks back. It’s been a while since I’ve done something like this, so it was definitely a good time. We started out at the Empress Hotel. They have the Festival of Trees every year here. It’s a display of Christmas trees decorated by different businesses.

Which Christmas tree is your favourite?? Drop me a line in the comments!

After looking at all the trees, we wandered around… The city has decorated downtown with Christmas lights, so it was great checking out all the sites.


Setting up for long exposure night shots… I kind of wish I brought my tripod with me (decided to leave it in the car). But oh well, next time!


On top of a parkade.


Next stop, Chinatown.


Centennial Square. I’ll have to come back here because the ferris wheel is now running and there’s even more lights in the area now.


Inner Harbour. See if you can spot the swan in the next picture!


Last stop was the breakwater. I haven’t been here since they put up the railings… And it was really cold at the end. So we didn’t spend much time there.

It was definitely a great night! Will have to do more shooting again sometime soon!

Christmas 2012 in Victoria

Finally getting into the Christmas spirit! My friend and I decided to go for a walk downtown to check out a few Christmasy things that happen in Victoria. It was a beautiful day in Victoria. It wasn’t very cold for a December day. So off we went! I love all the different lights around the place. Victoria definitely puts some effort into it.

First stop was to find free parking…. Soooo we ended up parking at Ogden Point and decided to take a stroll out on the breakwater. The sky was doing awesome things, and there was a pelican around the area which is rare around Victoria.

Next stop, gingerbread houses at the Laurel Point Inn. I wasn’t sure what to expect from this. We got there, and I was blown away! Wasn’t expecting the gingerbread houses to look that amazing! The people must have put so much time in making them. It was awesome! And it smelled amazing there!

The next one was one of my favs.

So much detail!

After the gingerbread houses, we walked over to the Empress Hotel to check out the Festival of Trees that they have every year. Pretty much a company goes in on a tree and they decorate a tree together.

Yes, that’s a really big gingerbread castle!

Mandatory reflection shot.

Afterwards, we just wandered/drove around town for a bit while taking a few pictures here and there.

And there you have it… A glimpse of what Victoria looks like during Christmas! Thought I would post a bunch more pictures because I haven’t been updating very often.. But hope you all have an awesome Christmas and New Years! Feel free to drop me a line any time!

Week 42 of HDR Project: The Bay Centre

It’s hard to believe that Christmas is almost here and 2011 is almost over. I can see the light at the end of the tunnel of this HDR project. It’s pretty crazy. But here is the last one with a Christmas theme… (Maybe).

The malls get decorated pretty nicely during this time of year, so I thought I’d just share some pics of the mall.

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Hope you all have a Merry Christmas!

Week 41 of HDR Project: Christmas in Centennial Square

It’s getting closer to Christmas!! Another week down, one more to go! This week is just one of those weeks where you don’t know how it got so busy. It’s been jam packed with everything: shopping, friends, rock climbing, a bit of work, looking for work, etc, etc. But I knew I had to get an HDR picture. So before heading off to a party, I swung by Centennial Square to snap a few pics. The square is really nice at this time of year. They covered whole trees in lights which look really cool! And this year they have a (REALLY SMALL) skating rink there too. Hopefully next year it’ll be a bit bigger. But here’s the pictures! Hope you’re all having a Merry Christmas!

10mm, ISO 400, F9

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