Houses Made of Wood and Light
Houses Made of Wood and Light celebrates architect Hank Schubart’s remarkable homes on the Pacific West Coast, particularly on Salt Spring Island in British Columbia, Canada. His architecture and contribution to the vibrancy and uniqueness of this community is still felt today.
Schubart was regarded as a genius for finding the perfect site for a house and for integrating its design into the natural setting, so that his houses appear to be as native to the forest around them as the trees and rocks. Salt Spring Island offered Schubart a place to create the kind of architecture that responded to its surroundings, and Schubart-designed houses populate the island. Built of wood and glass,
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Seattle's Top Photo Spots – Click image for more information
Seattle’s Top Photo Spots
Many visitors to the Gulf Islands come through Seattle on their way to the islands. I’ve always encouraged friends to spend a few days in Seattle if they have a chance. Seattle is a remarkable city and very photogenic. Shutter Tours in Seattle just released Seattle’s Top Photo Spots, here’s a review.
I have been fortunate over the years to have spent a lot of time in the Pacific Northwest’s jewel city of Seattle. Though most of my time in Seattle has been for pleasure (read Seattle Mariner games, Mexican food and visiting relatives) I’ve done my share of photography as well. With a
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Extreme Perspectives, An Introduction to Mountain Photography by Alexandre Buisse
Ebook Review – Extreme Perspectives, An Introduction to Mountain Photography by Alexandre Buisse
Once again a photography book that while not directly related to the Gulf Islands provides wonderful information for both amateur and professional photographers alike. Having photographed from sea kayaks and boats for many years as well as in the mountains I have found that there are many similarities.
I have always admired what many professional photographers will do to get the perfect image and Alexandre Buisse’s Extreme Perspectives, An Introduction to Mountain Photography offers us an inside glimpse into the world of a mountaineering photographer and the associated challenges. The majority of us will never be
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Darwin Wiggett – Winter in the Canadian Rockies
Winter in the Canadian Rockies by Darwin Wiggett
True, it’s not the Gulf Islands but a review of Darwin Wiggett’s new ebook has a purpose. Firstly, most of our visitors and locals love photography and this series is an amazing deal for anyone wanting to learn both photography technique and the thought process behind professional photography. Secondly, many of you are from Alberta and we all know how beautiful the Canadian Rockies can be, especially during the winter.
Darwin Wiggett has been a professional photographer that I have had my vision on for a long time. I’m not sure exactly why this is exactly but it likely gets down
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Light And Land, Landscapes In The Digital Darkroom By Michael Frye
I think I’ve really been very fortunate being a photographer in that I have embraced digital technologies ever since the conception of the quality digital cameras. You have to recognize that this is not a number of decades we’re talking about however, in my own situation it is only since 2000 I believe. The particular reason behind the “fortunate” aspect may be two sided, the favorable aspect being that I have used Photoshop as well as Data Asset Management software for many years and they’re simply a natural part of my lifestyle and workflow, the negative aspect being a large number of of my earlier digital pictures are horrible
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Gulf Islands and Vancouver Island: Victoria and Sookie to Nanaimo (Dreamspeaker Cruising Guide) Buy Gulf Islands and Vancouver Island: Victoria and Sookie to Nanaimo (Dreamspeaker Cruising Guide)
Author: Anne Yeadon-Jones ISBN: 1570613532 New Prices From :- $64.99 (last updated 16/08/2010@19:08:20)
The Pacific Northwest is well known for its spectacular world-class cruising grounds. Authors Anne and Laurence Yeadon-Jones have combed every nautical mile of this area in their 36-foot sailboat, Dreamspeaker, to sketch and write about the true gems in this watery region. Key features include the best anchorages and marinas in each region, unique hand-drawn shoreline plans for each destination, detailed sketch charts, and color photographs. There are also details on approach, hazards and cautions, where to
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San Juan Gulf Islands Best Places: A Destination Guide (1995) Buy San Juan & Gulf Islands Best Places: A Destination Guide (1995)
Author: S ISBN: 1570610312
From the Best Places editors comes this handy guide, featuring these popular Northwest islands within a stone’s throw of Seattle and Vancouver. From beaches and parks to art galleries or produce stands, no element of this destination is left unexamined. Includes rated restaurants and lodgings.
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If your goin get this book !
Keep this book at the top of your pack. All the information is concise and up date. Even though this book is published in ’95 the best places are still there. We refered to it
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Charles Kahn’s book Hiking the Gulf Islands: An Outdoor Guide to BC’s Enchanted Isles is now a little out of date but still is the best book about hiking and walking in the Gulf Islands. Hopefully an update will come soon, in the meantime this version has to do. Highly recommended.
Hiking the Gulf Islands: An Outdoor Guide to BC’s Enchanted Isles
Author: Charles Kahn Binding: Paperback ISBN: 1550173154 Availability: Usually ships in 24 hours
Hiking the Gulf Islands: An Outdoor Guide to BC’s Enchanted Isles by: Charles Kahn
Nestled in the rain shadow of Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands bask in the mildest climate in Canada, a mini-Mediterranean that fosters an abundance of plant
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