The Slide Farm

Vancouver

April 15 2009

As the city prepares to host the 2010 Winter Olympics next year there has been a burst of infrastructure projects and beautifications.  The city is looking like the cleaning lady has just left, smelling like a ‘new car’ smell.  Infrastructure projects around the city are being documented.  New buildings such as the convention centre on the waterfront are also being photographed as they progress. And the Slide Farm has just uploaded hundreds of new images into various Vancouver galleries

Go to the Vancouver galleries to find dozens… more


Victoria

April 02 2009

Visitors to the province of British Columbia tend to visit three nearby locales during their stays --- Vancouver, Whistler, and Victoria.  Victoria is sometimes described as more English than England.  The Slide Farmer regards Victoria as the ‘back forty’, a favoured city for photography and a natural outdoor studio.  Victoria will accommodate a surge of tourism in February 2010 during the Winter Olympics as visitors flock to it’s natural charms and beauty. 

Go to the Victoria images to see the latest.

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Vancouver Island

March 22 2009

The largest offshore island of North America’s west coast boasts varied landscapes and outdoor activities.  Tourists to Vancouver Island often visit just Victoria and miss the hinterland of the Island.  Landscapes are varied, from raw west coastal scenes to temperate rainforest, alpine, and long sandy beaches. But you can armchair travel to much of Vancouver Island and explore it’s bounty pictorially. 

Go to the Vancouver Island collection.  Here you will find several folders to choose from, including the generic Vancouver Island imagesmore


Haida Gwaii

March 10 2009

Queen Charlotte Islands.  The Misty Isles.  Haida Gwaii.  The islands of this archipelago just south of Alaska are known by several names invoking intrigue for the past couple of centuries.  Historically peopled by the Haida nation, the culture evolved to perhaps the most refined native culture of North America.  To this day the art is inspired by the locale.  The higher elevations of the two large islands were untouched by ice ages of the past, spawning some unique species of flora and fauna. 

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Organic Farming

February 25 2009

Increasing health consciousness has dramatically bolstered demand for organic produce.  Organic farmers sell their produce at the farm gate, thru organic retailers, and at the popular farmers markets located in both small towns and the largest cities.  Just looking at these textured fields and freshly harvested produce induces a feeling of health and vigour.  These images are almost entirely within the southwest of British Columbia and northwest Washington.

The Slide Farm produces organic images - none of the images contain any trace of pesticides or chemicals, we guarantee it.  more


Southern California

February 02 2009

Three trips to southern California during the past two years provided rich fodder for the Farm. 

From Monterey to Mexico the California coast offers rich photographic bounty with the Monterey Peninsula, Big Sur, the Channel Islands and other highlights all boasting their charms. The San Diego folder has seen the most dramatic growth; like Vancouver in Canada, the charmed city of San Diego is nestled in the southwest corner of the country where the climate is most condusive to an active… more


Manitoba

May 08 2007

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In central Canada the province of Manitoba is the essence of two dimensionality as it defines flatness.  The challenge to photograph the Winnipeg area and north was solved with an aircraft rental to gain a third dimension to show the physical and economic geography.  The keyword Manitoba will access all images tho other keywords to try are Red River Valley, grain, agriculture, and Winnipeg.  For a look at the old and colourful Exchange district near downtown Winnipeg try the keyword exchange.

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Andorra and Catalonia

May 08 2007

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Andorra is tucked into the Pyrenees between France and Spain offering a network of mountain hiking trails.  Andorra was hiked for a week before heading south into Catalonia in northeast Spain between the Pyrenees and the Mediterranean. A couple of weeks of camera wandering (fortified with the fine grapes of the region) finished with the intrigue and vibrancy of Barcelona.  Keywords to try are:  Andorra, Pyrenees, Catalonia, Costa Brava, Girona, and Barcelona.

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Tennessee

May 07 2007

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Some of the many attractions of the state of Tennessee are the antebellum architecture, the Civil War history, the Smoky Mountains, and the music.  These features and more were photographed in the spring of 2007 throughout central and eastern Tennessee and into North Carolina.  Some keywords to use are:  Tennessee, antebellum, courthouse, Smoky Mountains, Cades Cove, Appalachians, Asheville NC, Chattanooga, and Nashville.

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Alberta Rockies

May 07 2007

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Two trips from Vancouver to the Alberta Rockies in the summer of 2006 yielded a fresh array of mountain scenics.  Several mountain trails were day-hiked in mostly good summer weather in Waterton, Kananaskis, and Banff.  Some keywords to access these images are: Rockies, alpine, outdoor adventure, Waterton, Kananaskis, strata, and wildlife.

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