Saturday, February 17, 2018

Chinese Lantern Festival, Vancouver

This winter brought a very special event to our local fairgrounds - the First Annual Chinese Lantern Festival. The lights went on at dusk, and what spectacular lights they were: blazing, colorful displays of traditional and contemporary designs. The evening ended much too soon - I could have stayed for several hours. Maybe next year!!!


Dragon in the Mist

Finding Nemo

Night Lights

Over the Hills and Far Away


Peacocks. Copyright 2018, Kathy Neudorf

Thursday, February 1, 2018

The Big Island

Last Spring we traveled to the Big Island of Hawaii, on a quest to experience as many Hawaiian islands as possible. Like Kauai and Maui, the Big Island offers up unique delights to visitors, and we had many adventures. Of special interest were the palms, which I photographed like the firs and pines of BC. The result was quite intriguing.

King Tide, Kona Town

Two Bad Boys, Kona Town

Heat Wave, Puʻukoholā Heiau National Historic Site

Lagoon, Place of Refuge, Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Park

Palms, Place of Refuge

Temple, Puʻukoholā Heiau National Historic Site

St. Benedict's Painted Church,  Honaunau

Banyan Tree, Kona Town

Bay, Kona Town
Palms, Place of Refuge

Water Marks, Place of Refuge
Copyright 2018, Kathy Neudorf

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Britannia Shipyard

Today was a very pleasant outing to Steveston, BC. We visited Britannia Shipyard, a newly restored heritage site that celebrates the area's rich fishing and shipbuilding history. The day was perfect: crisp and clear. Lots to see and photograph. Below is a very small sampling. 

Machine Shop


Copyright 2017, Kathy Neudorf

Monday, August 21, 2017

Quiet Places

I've visited a few peaceful places lately, where tranquility can be found in a number of ways. The first was the cemetery in Fort Langley, which contains many historic monuments. I've always loved old cemeteries, and have attempted to capture their essence on several occasions. This time feels like I'm getting closer..... 

Persistence of Memory

James James
Copyright 2017, Kathy Neudorf

Sunday, August 20, 2017

More Quiet

This time at a beautiful rural property in Chilliwack, on a perfect summer's day.
Reflecting Pool

Copyright 2017, Kathy Neudorf

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Blue Heron Sanctuary

"A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush", or so it is said. At the Blue Heron Sanctuary near Chilliwack, the birds weren't even in the bushes. With winter retreating slowly, they were likely hesitant to show themselves. No matter. The area was lush and tranquil; the wetlands soon to burst into birdsong. Water was everywhere, which is always a joy to photograph. 


Awakening Forest

Spring Pond

Woods and Water
Copyright 2017, Kathy Neudorf

Friday, March 24, 2017

Double Vision

It's been a long, cold winter here, the kind that discourages outdoor photographic junkets. During a recent indoor shoot with the Brass Band Art Group, I explored the camera's "multiple exposure" setting. Some shots were taken on a tripod, others were hand held. All were great fun to do. 

Spring Flowers
Still Life

Indonesian Cloth

Copyright 2017, Kathy Neudorf

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Myra Canyon

In early fall I achieved a life long ambition - to cycle the Kettle Valley Railway. Although I would love to bike the entire route, Myra Canyon, near Kelowna was a great start. Spectacular vistas were at every turn, and it was inspiring to cycle the path of the ancient trains. The historic trestles were destroyed by fire in 2003, but have been rebuilt. Relics of that fire remained; charred tree trunks pierced the lush regrowth, while the autumn color added flames of its own. 

Fire in the Valley

Burning Bush

Turning Leaf

Rain Shadow


Shadow and Light


Two for the Rail Bed
Copyright 2017, Kathy Neudorf

Friday, December 9, 2016

The Wonders of Oregon - Waterways

Travel Oregon has a great destination program called "7 Wonders". I have visited some of these places, but there are other, equally stunning landmarks that don't make the list. Below are some examples from the Central and Southern Regions of Oregon. Did I mention I like water?

Rogue River Canyon
Rogue River Falls
Rogue River Flow
Rogue River Canyon I
Pearsoney Creek
Union Creek Falls
Prospect Falls
Copyright 2016, Kathy Neudorf