This year I didn’t go anywhere; the furthest I made it took no more than a half hour on transit. As a result, my photos are all from Vancouver, and usually just a few blocks away.
January. The discovery of a tree with white oblong splotches on its dark bark resulted in this diptych, where I combined it with a dumpster splattered with white cement discovered a month later.
February. Fractured reflection of a corrugated building caught in the blue window panes of the building opposite on Granville Island.
March. Crossing the Burrard Bridge during the golden hour.
A scratched and gouged bus stop curb combined with this yellow Forsythia in full bloom a half block away…
I hitched a ride with a group of students that were photographing models amidst the cherry blossoms.
April. Hibiscus Margarita at Ophelias Kitchen.
May. Bark exposed; I think its the metallic quality that appeals to me…
June. Willow tree catching the sunlight by the duck pond
July. An explosion of fireworks from behind a silhouette of the Burrard Bridge.
August. Yellow and orange kayaks reflected in the rippling water of False Creek.
September. A tiny reflected view of the waterfront caught up in the sparkling ripples dancing on a black boat in North Vancouver.
October. Reflection at a marina broken up by the water ripples.
Riding the night bus down Granville St. (In reality it was only 6:30 or so but it gets dark early here in the north.)
November. Autumn decay of coleus leaves.
A long hot endless summer had the leaves of many trees turning brown before they turned colour during the first cold snap in mid-November.
December. The Fleurs de Ville Noël floral displays were much smaller this year but I was rather fond of this hipster, dressed and red and green, hiding out in the mall.
Finally, something I have wanted to do for a long time, a composite of trees or plants during four different seasons. These are the trees in front of our deck, not my favourite as the branches are kind of witchy-looking when they’re bare, and they are bare a lot, being that they only get around to putting out leaves in June, and then they are the first to lose them in the fall.
5 thoughts on “Favourite Photos of 2022”
Thanks for this nice overview of the past year.
I enjoyed your photographic year. So many excellent photos, I love your textures, they’re brilliant.
Not travelling has made no difference to the fascinating photos that you take. Your photos of the little textures and colours you see are lovely as always. Also, that shot of the man in the bus is a stunner
I couldn’t agree with Tina more that people think of their own locations as mundane and ordinary. You’ve shown from these images that you have a talent for finding interesting subjects in your own “back yard.”
My favorite image is riding the night bus.
Finding interest in our own back yards is one of the most challenging assignments for any photographer Elizabeth. You’ve done a marvelous job with your many varied creations this year and have much to be proud of! I enjoyed your diptychs this year and love your image of the man on the bus. Also loved your coleus leaves. Beautiful.