Saturday, March 10, 2012

The Camera I: Chinatown Night Shoot

So we haven't had much in the way of kayaking in the blog lately -- some kayaking blog this is! It's the way it goes sometimes, paddling plans and the real world just don't intersect. But Spring is in the air, at least some mornings, and with clocks moving forward an hour tonight to Daylight Savings time (except in most of Saskatchewan, and bits of BC, Ontario, Quebec, and Nunavut), it's just a matter of time before we really start hitting the waves in earnest this year.

In the meantime, here's some photos I took for my photography course on a night shoot in Victoria's Chinatown this past week.
The lion at The Gates of Harmonious Interest welcomes you to the second-oldest Chinatown in North America.

At one time deep in the city's past one could find brothels, gambling dens and opium clubs on these streets, although now the most one is likely to find is Dim Sum, and souvenir trinkets.


Needless to say, I had a lot of fun playing with the neon lights.

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