The other day I stopped my car to capture the sun sinking across the intercoastal. The tides were low and the clouds high.
As I set up with my tripod, a gentleman approached asking if I knew anything about the barge; he thought that since I was taking pictures of it, I must know. But it was the first time I'd seen it. For me, it was nothing more than a foreground element that added interest to the scene.
According to him, the barge is a bit of a mystery, and he had just attended a homeowners meeting where it was a topic of discussion. Presumably, it's violating some bi-law or perhaps cluttering the view. It seems the barge is a bit of a mystery and I was not helping at all. I expect the next time I drive by it will be gone. Nevertheless, I have at least produced photographic evidence to be used at the next meeting.
There's something odd about this picture; I can't quite put my finger on it. It could be any number of things; I'm not even sure what it could be.
Now and then, a photo strikes me after the fact. There may or may not be any redeeming qualities about the image itself; this is perhaps one of those images.
Now that I think of it, the image reminds me of an odd joke, that not even funny. Indeed it's entirely irrational.
The geodesic dome on the right is the Telus World of Science. I took this photo while standing on the Cambie Street Bridge in Vancouver. I've made different shots over the years, here is one (https://justenoughfocus.smugmug.com/Portfolio/Canada/i-tVSr2t5/A) and here is another (https://www.flickr.com/photos/justenoughfocus/9109050970/in/dateposted/).
To Vancouverites, this is a typical scene; in fact, the sight is just part of the scenery. That's true of anything we see day-in-day-out. But when I come back after being away, walking across the bridge at night is one of my favorite past times.
In fact, you can walk all over Vancouver; you don't need a car. I rarely rent one when I'm here unless I'm traveling outside the city. Mostly I take the Skytrain which you can see in this picture.
Anyway, the building is a science museum and is an icon of the city. I've spent a lot of time around it just taking pictures. It's an easy thing to do; and as its a geodesic dome, there aren't any bad angles. Nevertheless, one of my favorites is from the Cambie bridge like this.