Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Scents of Spring! Lily of the Valley Set

Well Spring has since passed and we're well into the summer heat, yet is there ever a time to not want to gaze upon the subtle beauty of the humble Lily Of The Valley flower? A most welcome memory of those first days of Spring, when all promises to be new again.

Lily of the Valley set  
I've had these and several other Spring flower shoots languishing on my hard drive for a couple of years now. Yes, sometimes it takes a good long while to complete images. This small series I finished up today.

Perhaps I wasn't quite ready to do them justice when I photographed them, or maybe only now is their time.

These will be available as prints on paper at Markets and eventually online too. Other media, such as marble tiles and wood panels are still under experimentation...so we'll see!

Monday, June 22, 2015

Raincity Number Five - The Lions Gate Bridge

Continuing on with the Raincity Series, a view of the Lions Gate Bridge (no, there's no apostrophe in this particular "Lions") which I photographed this earlier this month from along the seawall around Stanley Park on a surprisingly dreary day in the middle a very hot and sunny week. Typical Vancouver!

Lions Gate Bridge, Vancouver, BC, Canada - Raincity Series. by SuzanneGoodwin - All Rights Reserved.
Lions Gate Bridge, Vancouver, BC, Canada - Raincity Series

The Lions Gate Bridge was built in 1937-38 and is one of Vancouver's most famous landmarks. It connects downtown with the cities of North and West Vancouver and beyond. The waters below the bridge form a deep but narrow channel, with very strong currents, so most of the big ships that pass underneath are carefully guided through by the many sturdy little (and not so little) tugboats we see cruising around the area. The mist covered North Shore Mountains formed a nice backdrop to the Bridge's graceful lines on this day.

Prints will be available at the Granville Island Public Market in 8x10 and 11x14 sizes. Larger sizes can by had by request! Find me at the Market this week from Wednesday June 24th through Sunday June 29th.

Monday, June 8, 2015

Captain Vancouver joins the Raincity Series

A new and fourth image for the "Raincity Series"!

Captain George Vancouver, City Hall, Vancouver, BC, Canada
In keeping with the "moodiness" of this series, there's some dramatic clouds overhead in this image but that sun is still trying so hard to peek through, giving Captain Vancouver a bit of a backlit glow.

Captain George Vancouver plied the waters of the North American Coast in the late 1700's and named many of the landforms we are so familiar with along our rocky shores. Interestingly, neither he nor the Spanish explorers of the day charted, or even noticed, the mighty Fraser River which is such a large and important waterway in the area.

Vancouver's namesake was instrumental in opening up the western coastline to European settlement. For good or for bad he was an important person in British Columbia's history.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Fly Like An Eagle


A new image for Spring! A vast sky and puffy clouds in the late afternoon were the backdrop to my view of a juvenile Bald Eagle making its way inland from hunting along the seashore. To soar so high and feel the freedom. I can think of nothing better.

This image is now available on my table at the Granville Island Public Market (schedule) and online as wall art and home decor items through:

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

New Crow Silhouette Images and a free shipping promo!

Two new cheeky crow images for the silhouetted birds collection and they're available now in my Society6 shop. As an added bonus there's a free worldwide shipping promo on now through Society6 until April 12, 2015! You must follow this link to get the promo:



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Rail Call

Don't Lock Me In

 Both of these images were recently created from images I've captured during my many walks along the shores of Mud Bay in the South Surrey/Delta area of BC, Canada. While the place won't win any awards for sandy beaches, the bay definitely lives up to the "mud" part of its name attracting shorebirds, their predators and songbirds of every kind. Worth the jaunt south of Vancouver if you have a hankering for some wide open space and experience a bit of nature too.

I'll have these two images available also at the Granville Island Public Market in Vancouver when I have my table set up there.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Vancouver Series - A Third Image!

The weather has actually been quite nice this winter season on the West Coast. Fortunately for this moody series I was able to photograph this view of downtown Vancouver in early January. It was definitely a little on the "un-sunny" side!

"raincity i, Vanocuver, BC"
This series will develop slowly as the right combination of weather and light is important. Prints will be available as the series progresses!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Vancouver Series - Girl In A Wetsuit

Here is number two in what I will be striving to turn into a new series over the coming months. Images of various things "Vancouver" that have spoken to me as a resident of the area.

Girl In A Wetsuit, Vancouver, BC

This image is of Elek Imredy's bronze sculpture "Girl In A Wetsuit". She is a prominent Vancouver, BC landmark, sitting here in midwinter fog just off the seawall surrounding Stanley Park. She is lovely and graceful. I always take a moment to look at her when I'm near her in the Park.