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Archive for January, 2010

Just milling around

I have to pass the Matsqui Penitentiary in order to get to the Abbotsford airport.  I was impressed with the lights and the incredible light pollution that place produces.  I promised myself I’d go back and shoot it some foggy night.

This is not the Penitentiary.  It is a feed mill.  There is no correlation aside from the night lighting.

Pentax K20D; Tokina 28-70mm; f4.5; ISO 1600; 1/5 sec.; +1ev

Welcome to ‘SFORD

Sorry about the absence yesterday.  My head felt like the sign looks – a bit messed up.  I feel the same way about my sinuses as I do my car – as long as they’re working, I don’t notice them, but when they go wrong, oh my do I wish I could trade them in for something new.  I’m not sure that metaphor works, but given that I’m not completely well yet, I’ll settle for it.

Pentax K20D; Pentax M SMC 50mm; f2; ISO 800; 1/40 sec.


This is January in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia.  I’m not inviting the world (although I think Vancouver/Whistler is) to my little part of the world, but this has been a phenomenal winter so far.

Pentax K20D; Pentax DA 18-55mm AL II; f16; ISO 100; 1/160 sec.

First trespassing, now this?

Okay.  You caught me.  Now I’m trespassing on BC Rail land.  Sheesh…you’d think I’d learn my lesson.

This is one of my favorite places to shoot in all of Abbotsford.  The wall art changes every few months (or sooner) and the artists are mostly anonymous, unless you count the other artists to whom they are proclaiming their names.  Weird…artists who go by aliases they plaster, or spray, all over walls for other anonymous artists to see.

Pentax K20D; Pentax M SMC 50mm; f1.7; ISO 800; 1/50 sec.


Is trespassing a crime?  If it is, do you think it’s more or less of a crime than graffiti?  Do you think documenting graffiti on the side of a semi-trailer would cancel out trespassing?

Pentax K20D; Pentax DA 18-55mm AL II; f8; ISO400; 1/100 sec.