Tuesday, August 18, 2009

:AFTER 17 YEARS, A final view from my flat in the West End --August 01/1992 to August 01/2009


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A final view of a waitress from the Sylvia Hotel... on August 02/09

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AUGUST 10th, 2009 ... I GO TO FORT LANGLEY with and courtesy of KEITH
ROBERTSON.. a FELLOW PENTAX USER :D ....... HERE ARE SOME SHOTS WITH MY DA12-24 & K200D


Keith and his disdain for me shooting everything in Continuous

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Leaving lunch ... THANKS KEITH...Keith..wait for me..... and waitress waiting for
me to leave ...


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Waitress reacting to my answer to her question: What are you photographing? the
Answer: Naughty Girls of Langley


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The Barber Shoppe owned and operated by the man known as Jack the Clipper


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Bob in his organic and ultra-healthy food emporium in the tiny village of Fort Langley, BC .... too good and too healthy ....I wouldn't last long


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Cheers and stay tuned for my next exciting chapter ......K200 & 50-135:O




AS PROMISED....... MY 50-135/2.8 AND MY K200D



An old camera, circa 1915, at (one of) the Fort Langley antique shops


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for those of you like me who are having trouble reading the little sign in the
first picture of this post


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One of the guides at the Fort Langley ......


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Keith, a lifelong Langley, albeit not Fort Langley, resident discussing the history
of Fort Langely with the guide


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Other folks, from Saskatchewan, who were visiting Fort Langley .....


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After a lot of Forting .............. What better thing to do ..than doing some
Beatnik dining ..... and, the weird thing is, Keith has a cool stick on Goateeee
and, truth be told, it was a cool dining spot and, sadly, we're were only ones of
hepcat age


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Cheers and stay turned for the next and last chapter ......... calm down people..quit the tears ........ the K7 and DA 300 in Fort Langley



THE K7 AND DA*300/4 --*** COURTESY OF MY PENTAX SALES REP***



Start off with a shot of a kid looking through the window of a cafe where Keith
and I settled in a coffee .......and it wasn't a Starbucks ...matter of fact,
I didn't even see a Starbucks anywhere near quaint Fort Langley ..but, before
I digress to far:



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Keith looking at something in the Fort Langley Museum ....hence the sepia tone attempt


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Approaching the actual "fort" of Fort Langley ...also, the bars on the window
were the closest I got to shooting my usual crime and corruption stuff


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One of the guides of the fort ... a young Morrocan lady who came to Vancouver for
a holiday and her brother brought her to Fort Langley and ... BOOM that was it,
she went back finished university and back to Canada, BC and (Fort) Langley


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The next two(2) pics are of family of tourists trying there hand at "panning for
gold" at the makeshift 'gold rush' portion of the fort ... I didn't wait to see if
they got any gold....... but, I daresay, the youngest of the family -- the young
lad nearest the camera -- was the most cynical of the family but his sister and
Dad were much more engrossed


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Inside the Big House and, no, not the gaol but the house of the Head Cheese
of Fort Langley and he had a nifty gun hanging around and had to use flash to
keep it steady .............. not bad flash exposure


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From Guns to Girls and the waitress who served Keith and I at the Beatniks Bistro and even lived to survive ..


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After lunch -- THANKS KEITH -- we decided to go for a little wander around town
as the rain had pretty much stopped to a light intermittent drizzle and went
down to the river and liked this shot of the a few boats ...which are, according to
Keith, are becoming as rare as the fish I saw jump out of the water -- I missed him
but I did get the splash


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A view aross the river which shows what kind of day it was:


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As we were walking back, from the river, we ran into lady -- a friend of Keiths -- who
is an avid kayaker/rower as she wandered down the railway tracks with her paddle...



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Whilst wandering around Fort Langley village we came across the cemetary and thought I would end this little sojourn with a little homage to those who laid
down their lives in order that the following generations could enjoy little places
like Fort Langley


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heers and blast away with comments ....be they positive or negative ...all I ask for is some qualifying as to why you think the pics are good or bad ....Cheers, Jack



FROM *MY* PAST WEEKEND -- AUGUST 16th and AUGUST 17th


PHOTO #1 - AUG 16a) The crowds of people at the Gastown Motorcycle Show and Shine exhibit on Sunday August 16th, 2009


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PHOTO #2 - AUG 16b) A boat moored, albeit momentarily, at Granville Island and one enviable lad on deck with three(3) nice shipmates. August 16th, 2009


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PHOTO #3 - AUG 17a) Roy Sweeney looks bemusedly at the long of people waiting to gain entrance to and a free ride to the
Vancouver Int'l Airport on the new Canada Line of the Skytrain on Monday August 17th, 2009


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PHOTO #4 - AUG 17b) Hmmmmmmm .... a classic shot of several city -- in this case,Vancouver -- workers standing around a.....err, studying how best to deal with a particular project -- in this case, a good sized hole in East Hastings Street -- on Monday Aug 17, 2009



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PHOTO #5 - AUG 17c) One of a number of handwritten signs on Main Street warning tourists (and locals alike) of the drug trade and junkies awaiting them on (east) Hastings Street. Aug 17, 2009


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2 Comments:

Blogger Valentine said...

I wouldnt really know who the photog Tania was talking about the interview.. :-) I do agree with you on Annie Leibovitz.. never been a big fan of hers.

7:38 AM  
Blogger Jack Simpson said...

Hi Valentine,

I believe that, young Tania, might divulge the photog she mentioned in her interview .... although I have a sneaking suspicion that I don't think she would want to make it public ...unless the "photog in question" was OK with it :)

Cheers,

Jack

10:49 PM  

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