When you travel to far away places you want to make sure that you bring back the best images that you can. Having the right equipment is one aspect but good technique is a must. Here are some photography tips to help you improve your technique while on the road. The Digital camera has changed [...]
© 2004-2013 Rebecca Bollwitt – Miss604. The cornerstone was laid for the Carnegie Library on March 29, 1902 and it was then completed in 1903. In its 110 years, the memorable structure on Main and Hastings has been a library, a museum, and a community centre and it’s this week’s Archive Photos of the Day [...]
We had just returned from a magnificent hot air balloon ride over the Masai Mara when our guide Makau asked us if we wanted to go out on a late morning game drive. “We think we’ll wait until this afternoon and have a nap instead.” we replied. “Did you see any male lions?” He asked. [...]
I went to a show tonight with Jesse, after buying a monthly membership at CrashBang Labs (which is in the same building as The Club at The Exchange on 8th Ave. Real excited to have my song Leaves are falling featured on tonight’s episode of @CBCArcticAir! Tune in at 9pm // @Gharv @SaskMusic— Zachary Lucky [...]
Eternally torn between New York and London? With this gorgeous series of double exposures by photojournalist Daniella Zalcman, you don’t have to choose. When Columbia University graduate Zalcman moved from New York to London last year, she decided to create “a love letter to two beautiful cities — a personal map of their streets and their skylines,” according to the Kickstarter profile for the project. The resulting 100 images include the South Bronx to the Far Rockaways in New York, and … Read More
The Art Gallery of Ontario shows off a punk legend’s quieter side.
Patti Smith: Camera Solo The Art Gallery of Ontario (317 Dundas Street West) February 9 to May 19 Gallery admission $19.50, students $11 When one thinks about Patti Smith, the iconic American musician, performer, and poet, all of the most immediate associations with her name are loud. For example, her unique and dramatic performance style, [...]
Danielle Plamondon is one of the most respected, admired, and loved urban explorers on the planet. From the abandoned factories of Montreal and the rooftops of Europe, through the sewer systems of London and Paris, she has photographed these locations with a passionate eye and a creative energy that radiates throughout her images.
Her night photographs bring us to the scene as we have never experienced it before, such as this image that shows the Turcot Interchange (obviously a personal favorite of mine).
Below street level is a second home to her as she documents the drains and tunnels she using “light painting” techniques to bring out the details while creating an intense sensuality to the forms and materials of our underground infrastructure.
A pile of paint cans in an old long abandoned factory becomes a unique moment recalling the architecture and mysteries of great cathedrals.
. . . → Read More: Walking Turcot Yards: Danielle Plamondon at Cafe Victoria in Verdun
© 2004-2013 Rebecca Bollwitt – Miss604. The second wave of cherry blossoms are popping up in parks and along sleepy streets, providing a shady pink canopy with petals churning in the wind like confetti. Spring is here with warm sunny days and plenty of events like the Vancouver Sun Run, Fan Expo Vancouver, and other [...]
© 2004-2013 Rebecca Bollwitt – Miss604. Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield has been communicating with the world below by sending Twitter updates and posting photographs from aboard in the International Space Station. Hadfield blasted off from Kazakhstan on December 19th to start a 5-month mission and has been posting information about his work. Along the way [...]
© 2004-2013 Rebecca Bollwitt – Miss604. The Miss604 Flickr Group is over 615 members strong and thanks to those members, 27,199 photos have been shared and admired. Even though Vancouver seems to have more grey and rainy days than anything else, there’s still so much beauty and diversity to be found and captured through a [...]
© 2004-2013 Rebecca Bollwitt – Miss604. Rainy days are just a part of living in Vancouver and when the sun shines for a few days in a row — revealing lush, green, natural views — we all remember its benefits. In fact you could almost say that the best part of Vancouver is all the [...]
A new Ryerson Image Centre exhibition depicts 50 years of the global fight for civil rights.
Human Rights Human Wrongs Ryerson Image Centre (33 Gould Street) January 23â€“April 14 Free admission Of the 30 articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights printed across the walls at the entrance of “Human Rights Human Wrongs,” the sixthâ€”â€œEveryone has the right to recognition everywhere as a person before the lawâ€â€”is the most important [...]
The Hadza, or Hadzabe, tribe are some of the last hunter-gatherer’s in Africa. Living near Lake Eyasi in central Tanzania, there are only about 1,000 of them left. I had the chance to visit with them on my way back from Ngorongoro Crater, and it was an experience I won’t soon forget. The first thing [...]
Udo Schmidt, a retired researcher from Germany’s Federal Center for Meat Research in Bavaria, has been collecting beetles since his late 20s. Now, at 70, his beetle drawers have swelled to 30,000 specimens representing more than 6,000 species. This gal…
There’s been a song in my head that has made a home in my brain right now. I even heard it while I was sleeping last night. It’s this one. And here’s a video about the story behind it.
Edited to add: these recurring photo threesomes are my wee attempt to stop and look. Let’s just [...]
A South African safari is quite different from safaris you’ll have in other countries. Many of the reserves here are private game reserves spread over thousands of acres of land. The owners, mostly family run, stock their reserves with wildlife including the big five (among all the other animals) and chances are pretty good that [...]
© 2004-2013 Rebecca Bollwitt – Miss604. There is another theme to this week’s roundup of photos from the Miss604 Flickr Pool as I’m still down in Austin for South by Southwest: The SeaBus – faithfully transporting commuters to and from the North Shore across Burrard Inlet. I’ll return to the regular photo collection once we [...]
The Moscow Metro system is more of an art deco design project than transportation hub. Sure, it ferries somewhere in the vicinity of 9 million people a day (fourth only behind Tokyo, Seoul, and Beijing in terms of daily riders), but the logistics are really beside the point. What’s the real draw here is the [...]
© 2004-2013 Rebecca Bollwitt – Miss604. Snow is falling once again from thick grey clouds but thankfully Mother Nature gave us a clear weekend including of those days when the mountains surrounding our fair city look larger than life. The following photos have been contributed to the Miss604 Flickr Pool this week so that I [...]