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Composition matters: Steller's Jay at UBC Vancouver

This photo of a Steller’s Jay is a classic example of why composition matters: If I had gone a few meters to my right and bent down a bit further, I would have gotten a better shot of this bird, since its tail would not have been cut off by a random twig, while still avoiding the appearance of twigs in front of its eye. 53 more words

Photography

That looks berry delicious, doesn't it?

American Robin / Merle d’Amérique / Turdus migratorius: Taken at the Point Grey campus of the University of British Columbia on January 30, 2015 with a handheld Nikon D5200 and AF-S Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED (ISO 500, 300mm, f/5.6, 1/1000).

Photography

Purchase of $51M Vancouver mansion the latest example of wealthy Chinese buyers fuelling B.C. real estate boom

VANCOUVER — Chinese buyers are snapping up some of the most exclusive real estate in the Lower Mainland. The latest jaw-dropping sale was a $51.8-million mansion on three lots, one of which overlooks the ocean. 779 more words

News

KnoxDaily: Into the Woods

What is this greenery? And mud? And rivers? And puddles?!

KnoxDaily

Ports & Bows: River rapture has 55-plus set in seventh heaven

Torstein Hagen is a cruise maverick and risk-taker.

The owner and CEO of Viking Cruises decided — when most river lines were building one or two boats a year — that he wanted to own the largest share of the market on the rivers of Europe. 647 more words

Travel

Ports & Bows: Small ships offer intimate, unique adventures

Just a few decades ago, I spent my summers sailing the coastal waters of British Columbia. More than anything else, it was those summers that piqued my interest in cruising. 706 more words

Culture And Lifestyle

Nina, Abby & Finn {Point Grey}

He may be huge, but Finn’s just a big softie :)

Dog-sitting