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Steve McConnell  Photographer I like nice people, a few doggies, and travelling. * * * * * View more photos on my website: stevemc.photo

First day of autumn and the rainforest is getting a good soaking of rain today. I love the Lower Seymour forest trails and the carpets of moss.
#lowerseymourconservationreserve #lowerseymourdemonstrationforest #lynnvalley #northshore #northvan #metrovancouver #watershed #moss #walkinthewoods #sharecangeo #curiocityvancouver #showoffvancouver #vancouverisawesome #604now #dailyhivevan

On this cold rainy Friday, the last day of summer, I’m thinking back to warmer days at the beach.
#winterinsummer #latergram #mexicanbeach #vacationbeckons #coldathome

Halloween is approaching. Store shelves are overflowing with low quality candy, garish costumes are on display, and scary movies are coming to theatres.
#halloween #vancity #curiocityvancouver #streetsofvancouver #scary #downtownvancouver #clown #scaryclown

I walked by the art gallery last night and saw a cool light display at the Hornby Street entrance. The kaleidoscope of flashing and changing colours was mesmerizing.
#vancouverartgallery #vanartgallery #lightshow #discovibes #downtownvancouver #vancity #curiocityvancouver #sharecangeo #showoffvancouver #cityatnight #canon5dsr #604now #dailyhivevan #streetsofvancouver

Rainy Sunday, Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve.
Rice Lake is as easy stroll from the parking lot, and for the more ambitious there are extensive trails in the area for walking, hiking and biking. A bear has been seen in the area recently but I saw no sign of it on my walk.
#lowerseymourconservationreserve #northvancouver #northshore #metrovancouver #bigtrees #rainforest #ricelake #sharecangeo #curiocityvancouver #beautifulbc #forestwalk #mountainbiketrails #awalkinthewoods

Yesterday I went to the annual open house at the Seymour Hatchery. The Seymour Salmonid Society operates the facility. There are a couple of types of salmon bred here, and steelhead trout, too. There was a giant rock slide on the Seymour river a few years ago and great effort has been put in since then to move fish back and forth past that blockage in the river, and to blast away the blockage and create a fish friendly channel in the river. Part of the open house was the presentation of a nice mural by artist Ron Den Daas. I was happy to see the White Spot food truck on location, the bacon cheddar burger I had was devoured in a matter of seconds.
#seymoursalmon #seymoursalmonidsociety #seymourhatchery #rondendaas #whitespot #foodtruck #metrovancouver #watershed #openhouse #lowerseymourconservationreserve #rainysunday

Summer may be essentially over but there are many great winter adventures and photo opportunities around Vancouver during the colder months. I took this photo of my awesome friend Jenn last October during a visit to the Capilano Suspension Bridge. In addition to the iconic suspension bridge there is also the Cliffwalk, Treetops Adventure, and in December and January there is the sparkling Canyon Lights display. Remember to bring your camera!
#capilanosuspensionbridge #autumnweather #vancity #sharecangeo #604now #curiocityvancouver #awesomefriendjenn #bff #showoffvancouver #northvan #capbridge

Horseshoe Bend, Page Arizona.
It’s a rainy day here in Vancouver so I’m thinking back to a much drier day. I love the American Southwest. Maybe I should plan another road trip.
#horseshoebend #arizona #roadtrip #latergram #vacationdreaming #coloradoriver #pagearizona #sharecangeo #cangeotravel

Views from Iona Jetty.
The walk itself is a bit boring, a flat 4km straight out then back the same way, but the views are quite nice. Iona jetty is close to the airport and planes both big and small are taking off and landing frequently. I saw a family of four otters but my camera was in my backpack at the time so no photo, just a memory. Quite a few people walk their dogs here. Next time I’m here I’ll explore the sandy and log strewn beach area.
#ionajetty #ionabeachregionalpark #richmond #richmondbc #beautifulbc #sharecangeo #vancouver #vancity #604now #showoffvancouver #canon5dsr #curiocityvancouver #metrovancouver #walkinthepark

View from the end of Iona Jetty.
The first shot is from the concrete viewing platform, maybe four metres above the rocks. I used a polarizing filter to bring out colour in the water.
The second photo is from down on the rocks without any filter on the lens. I like both photos, which do you like better?
#ionajetty #oceanview #lowtide #longwalk #canon5dsr #richmondbc #showoffvancouver #curiocityvancouver #sharecangeo #beautifulbc #ionabeachregionalpark

Georgia Street, dusk.
There are several skyscrapers being built within a block or two of here. I hope at least one of them has an observation deck. The views would be fantastic!
#vancouver #vancity #showoffvancouver #curiocityvancouver #downtownvancouver #skyline #skyscrapers #dusk #bluehour #myneighbourhood

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