AUGUST 2002 – Close-up photo of a totem pole standing in Stanely Park Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. © Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com
The story behind the image
Vancouver in British Columbia would be my #1 city to live in. It has everything that I expect from a hometown:
- Freedom (after all, it’s Canada!)
- The sea (Pacific Ocean)
- Close to spectacular nature (The Rocky Mountains, and Vancouver Island)
- English as main language
- Relaxed people (yes, it’s Canada!)
- Moderate climate (not too hot, not too cold)
- A rich history and culture
And in the Stanley Park – the large park situated on an island next to the city center, with a fantastic view across the skyline – you can take a glimpse at the rich history. The city has erected a number of impressive Totem Poles from the First Nations to honor their culture.
This close-up of a totem pole is close to perfect in my view. I love the colors, the crop, the visible texture of the wood, the dark mood. A beautiful, yet somewhat scary image.
P.S.: Sadly, for several reasons I won’t be able to relocate to Vancouver in this life.
The high resolution image
|Location||Vancouver, B.C., Canada|
|Camera||Canon AE-1 Program|
|Lens||Canon FD 70-210mm f/4|
|Image Source||Fuji Slide Film|
|Digital Image Source||Minolta Dimage Scan Elite II|
|Digital Image Source Format||TIFF, 48 bits/pixel, AdobeRGB|
|Edited Image Format||JPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB|
|Edited Image Dimensions||2441 x 3832 Pixels|
|Copyright||© by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com|