In Pictures

Pictures of daily life, events, objects and locations from around the world; all seen from my own perspective. For more details about the equipment I use, some finer examples of my work, visit the photography page, or browse the complete collection on Gallery. You can also follow me on Instagram for “decent” shots from my phone.

Naruto fans run Vancouver’s seawall like Naruto

If you’ve ever watched Naruto, you’ve probably noticed how the characters in the show run — with their arms stretched straight behind them. This method has garnered some interesting reactions from people (e.g. why do they run like this?) and even spurred some events online where people can meet up and run shinobi style. Well, in Vancouver, one such event was scheduled and, surprisingly enough, a crowd did show up at the tear drop sculpture by the Vancouver Convention Centre this afternoon to ninja dash along the city’s famed seawall.

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1st Annual Run on the Seawall Naruto Style 1st Annual Run on the Seawall Naruto Style 1st Annual Run on the Seawall Naruto Style

So, how did it go? A handful of participants actually manage to hold up and made around the seawall to Science World on the False Creek side, and up to Kitsilano on the southern edge of English Bay. Others weren’t as energetic and stopped for a bowl of ramen instead.

But it was a great way to get outside, enjoy the sun, exercise and be with others who enjoy the Naruto series, and most importantly, have fun.

AnimeFest 2017 cosplay photos

Last week, I attended my first AnimeFest in downtown Dallas, Texas and for four days, I was surrounded by great cosplay. Despite being a day longer than most other conventions, I didn’t take too many pictures due to being confined within the lines for the Yuri!!! on Ice panels for two of those days, but for what I did see, you can see on Gallery.

Cosplay from Anime Revolution 2017

The smoky hot weather and long lines didn’t deter attendees as they converged upon the west building of the Vancouver Convention Centre this weekend for Anime Revolution.

Surprised tourists mingled with the costumed con-goers, snapping pictures of popular characters from Deadpool, My Hero Academia, Naruto, The Legend of Zelda and more!

There’s still one more day, as Anime Revolution wraps up on Sunday, August 6th. Photos from Saturday are on Gallery.

Honda Celebration of Light 2017 – Team Japan

Japan was the first country to perform for the 2017 Honda Celebration of Light over Vancouver’s English Bay. As part of Canada 150, all participating countries were asked to include a Canadian song — Japan chose Halleluja by Leonard Cohen as their opening song.

If the high tide, crowds or glaring sunshine kept you away from English Bay, you can check out out some of the sweet shots from their show on Gallery.

The United Kingdom is up next on Wednesday, August 2nd followed by Canada on Saturday, August 5th. Fireworks start promptly at 10 pm.

Canada Day 2017 parade photos

Canada’s 150th birthday is a once in a lifetime event, and Vancouver’s core swelled all weekend long for the celebration. This year, the Canada Day Parade was held on July 2nd, just because it would be too much for one day. Because Canada’s unique background, many cultures took to the streets in the parade, embodying the Canadian spirit of unity.

Couldn’t make it down to Georgia Street? Fear not, photos are on Gallery.

Photos from Sakura-Con 2017

This past Easter weekend, Sakura-Con held its 20th anniversary of celebrating anime, manga and Japanese culture in the heart of Seattle. Many of the attendees this year came in cosplay, showing off their colourful, eye-catching outfits. If you couldn’t make it, you can always check out the photos on Gallery.

Minami is so excited he can watch Yuri Katsuki skate! Hinata's bringing his A game today! Uh oh. Tetsuro Kuroko can't find his teammates!
All Might and Midoriya team up to save the day! The Pharaoh has returned! It's the cast of Princess Mononoke!

 

Eagle

Over the last few weeks, plenty of eagles have chosen to congregate in Delta. While stopping alongside the highway wasn’t a really great option, nearby Deas Island Regional Park is a safer spot where you can find these majestic birds perched on the bare tree branches.

An eagle surveys his surroundings from a tree in Deas Island Regional Park.

VanDusen Gardens glows for Festival of Lights 2016

Once again, the lovely VanDusen Botanical Gardens in Vancouver is beautifully decorated as part of their annual Festival of Lights.

Thousands upon thousands of colourful bulbs wind along the trees and flower beds to create stunning Christmas displays. The snow left over from the storms earlier in the week made for an even more magical experience.

Additional photos from Saturday evening’s walk are online in Gallery.

The Festival of Lights is on until Monday, January 2nd, 2017. Tickets are available online or in person at the gardens.

Texas Sunset

Driving through Texas is something akin to a tedious chore, but rewarding at certain times. With the sun setting after a lengthy road trip across the Lone Star state, my friend lowered my window so I could take in the scenery and cooling temperatures (and ease up on the air conditioning).

Camera in hand, I snapped a couple of shots of the endless South Texas plains just at that perfect time where the sun melts into the horizon.

Texas Sunset

Fiesta Mexicana 2016 photos

You’d be forgiven if you thought the Roundhouse Community Centre in Vancouver’s Yaletown neighbourhood was actually Mexico today. Part of the month-long celebration of MexicoFest, the Fiesta Mexicana 2016 brings a part of the Latin American country up north without having to actually travel south of the border. The historic roundhouse hosted live music, entertaining lucha libre and of course, delicious fare!

Missed all the fun? You can view it all on Gallery.

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