Friday, October 30, 2009

Olympic torch relay

Olympic torch started it's long rip through Canada - about 3 months and 45,000 km. I guess it's going to be old news very soon but today was the first day of this trip.
A few parade trucks:

Flame is being transferred between bearers:
New bearer:

... and these two sleepy observers just can't understand what all the hoopla is about

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Fall colors

I am sure we will have more of beautiful fall colors (by the way, why does British "autumn" sounds so much better?). For now, these:

What a way to do your homework!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Sidney in the night

There is something abut night photography... not being the easiest from technical point of view, it yields spectacular images - when you get it right. Colors are amazing, and if there is water to give those wavy reflections...

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Giant Pacific Octopus

Some creatures are totally alien-looking, hard to believe they share the same planet with us. This one, living in Sidney Ocean Discovery Center is a good illustration. Took quite a few visits to catch it moving around - most of the time thing just curls up and sleeps. Finally it rewarded me with quite a dance. Below are just 9 out of 68 shots. Thanks technology for usable ISO 2000 (that's for gearheads, normal viewers just never mind).

Finally, let's look him in the eye (wasn't easy to find one):
Right out of a nightmare, eh?

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Frolicking whales

On the ferry from Victoria to Port Angeles; unexpected encounter made the trip an unplanned "whale watching excursion":

Unfortunately I didn't have my long focus lens with me so there are some ungodly crops involved... but that's what we have those 12 MP for, right?