Friendly or hungry?

by Carol Browne on April 13, 2014 · 0 comments

in General, Photos, Vancouver

Mr. QuackersI am not sure what overcame us today, but we:

1) Left the couch.

2) Headed over to the North Shore to scout out some locations for future photo shoots. The Demonstration Forest has changed a lot since I was last there. Mike and I figured it has been over 10 years. Yikes. Also, it was super busy. People everywhere! We decided we should find something more remote and will check out places on day trips for cooler, less busy locations. Road trips? I’M IN!

3) Got some fresh air and went for a photo walk.

4) Met Mr. Quackers (shown above) who got very close to me. I think he wanted me to take his photo. OR get a snack. Either way, he walked up to me and stopped every so often. I took several portraits until he was about 3 feet away from me. I explained to him I had no snacks. He got tired of waiting and flew off. I think he even quacked while he flew off! I understand he was angry, but I know it’s best not to feed wildlife, so I can live with his anger. He’ll be better off without a handout from me.

And that wrapped up one of my most funnest weekends in recent memory. Now it’s back to regular work days EXCEPT, we have a long weekend coming up. ANOTHER SHORT WEEK! WEWT. Working on Fridays? What’s that? Good Friday, indeed.


Coming Soon

by Carol Browne on March 30, 2014 · 0 comments

in General, Vancouver

From the parking lot

I went into work today for a few hours. It’s the start of the portfolio show and we have to load in on the Sunday before so the people in the building are welcomed first thing on Monday morning with a beautiful art show. The work will be on display until Wednesday night.

WARNING: For the next few days this is pretty much all that I will be thinking about, so if you ask me how I am, I’ll probably start talking about that…tables…linens…graphic design…interior design…fashion design….3D animation…it’s all I can think about. I was even dreaming last night about it.

While heading back to the car to go home, I peeked over the the railing in the parking lot and found this snappy dresser in the red hat and jacket. A very lucky shot! And that building he’s walking in front of is right next door to the building where I work. The “Coming Soon” sign is for a sushi restaurant – and that’s causing much excitement for some in the office. Imagine! Salmon rolls right downstairs! Huzzah.

This will be a short work week for me as I’ve got Thursday and Friday off. But not off from photos. I’ve got a photoshoot at the high school up the street. My buddy, Fiona, is the drama teacher and they are performing THE WIZ next week. I get to see a sneak peak at the dress rehearsal and take photos. There will be singing! SINGING!

I’m definitely supporting the arts this entire week.



I found it.

by Carol Browne on March 26, 2014 · 0 comments

in General, Street photos, Vancouver

The Superman Van

Good news, everyone! I found Superman’s van. I found it by the St. Regis Hotel on Dunsmuir, right by the skytrain station. It would make sense that he would need a van. As phone booths are now passé, Superman has to change somewhere. I would imagine this van is roomy enough to hold several rolling racks with his capes and leotards and stuff. Maybe he’s even got a mirror and table so he can make sure that curl on his forehead is perfectly in place.

Or maybe…

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by Carol Browne on March 19, 2014 · 0 comments

in Photos, Vancouver

Some sort of blossoms

How about we look at something pretty while I doze off to sleep? I am a little bit tired today. Maybe I’ve had too many late nights. I fell asleep on the train tonight out to Burnaby and missed my stop. I just fell fast asleep. I hope I wasn’t snoring. I should check the @dreaminontransit on the instagram to see if he (or she) caught me sleeping on the skytrain.

*Phew!* Looks like I’m in the clear on that front.

Tomorrow I’ll have an evening to myself and Mike’s working late, so I will be walking right up the stairs to my sewing room. HUZZAH! I’m sad I didn’t get my mini-quilt done in time for the Creative Stitches Show on March 28th and 29th. I think tomorrow I’ll make another Union Jack. It takes me about 2 hours to make one at this point, so I may be able to make 1 or 1 and a half.

Speaking of the Creative Stitches Show…I have 2, 2 for 1 tickets to enter the show, courtesy of my buddy, Cathy, who runs Steam Trunk Craft Works. Would you like a ticket to join the Fraser Valley Modern Quilt Guild at the show?

Leave me a comment! I have 2 passes!


String art

March 11, 2014

After a surprise at work today – my co-worker and I got an award for placing grads in jobs – I picked up some dinner at the Bagdad Cafe (they make delicious chicken salads with tabbouleh and beet salad) and walked over to Mike’s place of employment to eat our dinner in the dreamiest lunch […]

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He still thinks you’re beautiful

March 10, 2014

I first took a photo of this graffiti in 2010 for the 12X12 film marathon. It was a rainy, crappy day when I took that picture and the photo turned out all grainy and out of focus (the poor focus was my fault). I was in the neighbourhood tonight after work and thought I would […]

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Snow Day in Vancouver

February 25, 2014

But we all still had to go to work. Oh well. It was nice and fluffy for the entire day! As I was walking back to work from Harbour Centre, I took some snowy photos. It’s not very often you see a big snow fall in Vancouver, so I just got to shooting on the […]

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…but now am found…

February 12, 2014

Every Friday evening, I work at the front desk at the school. On Fridays alone, I am amazed at what Good Samaritans the students are when they turn things into the Lost & Found. I have had people turn in phones, iPads, a bus pass (unsigned), and many umbrellas. Today, though, took the cake.

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Finally! A window display that makes sense!

January 30, 2014

The fancy store across the way has created a terrific window display in all their windows along Granville and Dunsmuir streets. Which reminds me, I need to check if people in retail call this window displays anymore or if it’s all called Visual Merchandising now. I’ll ask one of the fashion design instructors this week […]

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A rose

January 20, 2014

Mike let me try out his lens – it’s a 35mm. For the last 2 years I’ve pretty much only been using my 50 mm. I love how the “nifty fifty” makes for flattering portraits and responds very well in low light. Feeling like I need to shake it up a bit, I decided to […]

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