I have tried this shot before with this same camera and with the Olympus Pen (a shot that was turned on its head by the film slipping). This version does not quite get where I want to be since the man’s reflection is not quite right and View Towers in the background is blown out a bit too much, but I do like the contemplative feel. Oddly enough the man in this picture is the same one as is carrying the carpets shot a couple of months earlier. I suppose he works in the carpet store that is behind the windows on the left – do you think carpet salesmen have more than the usual amount of things to reflect upon?


Meter, Van, Reflection, Pub


Continuing with the unintentional theme of shiny vehicles, this was spotted outside Swans brew pub after a couple of pints. Maybe the beer is why I took it. I am writing this post after a couple of beer. Maybe the beer is why I am posting this shot.

But it does go with the side of the bus and the side of the trailer from the last two days. I think.


Crosswalk View


This bus dominated my view as I waited to cross the street.  The Olympus XA was wound and ready to go in my hand; without really thinking I shot this from the waist. I think the photo gives the same sense of view as the bus did on its way by.


Reflections of Jazz Fest



It was Jazz Fest a couple of weeks ago, with venues all over town. This shiny black trailer must have had musician’s gear in it; it was parked next to the musicians entrance for the Centennial Square stage.


Let’s Go Mom


My granddaughter, getting ready to depart after dinner one day. I can’t make up my mind about the cropping – the square format I did for Instagram, and it works pretty well, but I like the streaks of light and shadow on the wall which are stronger in the uncropped version. Your thoughts would be appreciated.


Street People, with Mouse


This was an unexpected sight. When I asked if I could take their picture, the one on the right asked for some change. And refused to tell me what was going on until I had the picture. Notice the mouse? Life on the streets seems to come with mice.


Enamelled Dragon



This dragon is on a corner in the Chinatown area of Victoria. The surface looks like enamel, the ceramic kind. But perhaps it is just paint.



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