Tag Archives: Vancouver

Cruising Out Under Lion’s Gate Bridge

Cruise ships are a regular feature of Vancouver Harbour.  Pacific Place has a terminal where two ships can be berthed at any one time.  One evening, as I was hanging out on Stanley Park, one of the ships set sail … Continue reading

Posted in Pacific Northwest, photo | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Filming a Car Scene in Vancouver

Walking through the streets of Vancouver one weekend, we came up to an intersection.  There was a Porsche sitting on a trailer with two people in it.  It quickly became apparent that they were doing some filming.  The woman was … Continue reading

Posted in Pacific Northwest, photo | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Coast Guard SR-N6

The Canadian Coast Guard has operated hovercraft for many years.  As a school kid on work placement at BHC, I saw one of their AP1-88s under construction.  These have since been replaced but they were, in their turn, replacements for … Continue reading

Posted in Pacific Northwest, photo | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Cloudy Isn’t Always Bad

I was looking to get some midsummer shooting in at Vancouver.  The day was a lovely one but the evening promised so overcast rolling in and that proved to be the case.  However, I thought I would give things a … Continue reading

Posted in aircraft, civil, Pacific Northwest, photo | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Dropping the Shutter Speed in Bad Light

My cloudy Vancouver shoot also gave me the chance to play around with some lower shutter speeds.  I have done this for the turboprops before but this time I decided to play with some of the jets.  A really low … Continue reading

Posted in aircraft, civil, Pacific Northwest, photo, technique | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Looking Down on Vancouver

I regularly head up to Vancouver to our company’s office there.  I have been going up for the last couple of years but I did not know something until a recent trip and that is that there is a roof … Continue reading

Posted in Pacific Northwest, photo | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Cascades or Buckets?

Watching a bunch of arrivals at Vancouver, I got a lot of shots of aircraft reversing thrust.  Current jets fall into one of two categories.  Cascade reversers or bucket reversers.  The bucket reversers aren’t quite as obvious as those fitted … Continue reading

Posted in aircraft, civil, Pacific Northwest, photo | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Interjet In Vancouver

One of the fun things about shooting at a different airport is the airlines you are not used to seeing.  Interjet is a Mexican airline that I have seen occasionally at LAX and I believe now goes to SFO (too … Continue reading

Posted in aircraft, civil, Pacific Northwest, photo | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Not Often You See An Avro These Days

The BAe146 was a regular feature in the 90s.  It was a popular regional jet with use both in Europe and the US.  They were still in service when we moved to Chicago and I traveled on them on occasion.  … Continue reading

Posted in aircraft, civil, Pacific Northwest, photo | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Lots of Wheels to Touch Down

The spot Mark introduced to me at Vancouver was good for touchdown shots.  British Airways brings an A380 in each day so I was keen to get that landing.  The landing shots included a lot of tire smoke as the … Continue reading

Posted in aircraft, civil, Pacific Northwest, photo | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment