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Whytecliff Park, West Vancouver (March 26, 2015.)
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Très belle!
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Proud Mom on a Downtown bus (Vancouver, March 15, 2015.)
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+Derek Grant thank you for post office ,greet Robert
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I've been invited to participate in the #fivedaysbokehchallenge by +Amy Myers.  

This is Day 5 of my challenge. The photograph, of a pond in the Van Dusen Gardens in Vancouver, was taken earlier today.

I invite +Igor Rybnikov  to join the challenge.
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+Derek Grant You are welcome! :)
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I've been invited to participate in the #fivedaysbokehchallenge by +Amy Myers   

This is Day 3 of my challenge. My photograph was taken yesterday in the Nitobe Memorial Garden, one of my favorite places in Vancouver.

I invite +Renate Tegtmeyer  to join the challenge.
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I love your comment +Monika Verma ....... thank you!!
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I've been invited to participate in the #fivedaysbokehchallenge by +Amy Myers.  

This is Day 2 of my challenge. My photograph was taken today in the Nitobe Memorial Garden, one of my favorite places in Vancouver.

Today I invite +Nelly M to join  the challenge.........
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Lovely shot +Derek Grant !  I love that blue peeking through the trees  :)
For some unknown reason, Google has not been showing me your posts...!  I will try to keep up better...
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I've been invited to participate in the #fivedaysbokehchallenge by +Amy Myers  I should mention I had to look up the meaning of 'bokeh'......... however an invitation from Amy is not to be trifled with.

This is Day 1 of my challenge. My photograph features beautiful ceramic plates given to my wife Georgette and me recently by a dear family friend.

Today I invite +Lella H  to join  the challenge.........  her recent postings show her to be a talented practitioner of the art of bokeh.
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Thank you +Amy Myers ..... BTW,I have no idea why you weren't getting notifications while your sister did... here's hoping that it is a temporary problem.
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Wonderful photos of  these incredible pieces of art arrived from the sea  !
Happy weekend Derek !
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+Monika Verma, +Mrinalini Mazumder , and +Mrinalini Mazumder ............. your lovely comments made my day. Thank you very much!
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Sweet Dream Lovers to the end of time... Van Dusen Gardens, Vancouver (March 21, 2015.)
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I've been invited to participate in the #fivedaysbokehchallenge by +Amy Myers.  

This is Day 4 of my challenge. This photograph, of an old coal oil lamp, was taken today in our home in Vancouver.

This lamp is nearly a century old. It came into my life when I was 7-years-old (1952) after my parents purchased a summer cabin on remote Gambier Island, near Vancouver.

There was no electricity, running water, or roads. We traveled to and from the cabin by private boat. Neighbors were few and far between.

The lamp helped light our cabin during summer nights. It was a silent witness to very happy family times.

My brother and I sold the cabin in 1999. It was torn down shortly afterwards.

I invite +José Luis Pajuelo  to join the challenge.
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+Amy Myers ....... thank you dear friend. Yes, this lamp provided many decades of service until it was retired in 1999. I doubt that it would work well in a modern home because the soot from the burning oil would likely set off any nearby smoke detectors!
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Much appreciated +Christian Choret ....... thank you!
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  • University of British Columbia
  • West Vancouver Secondary
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Photographer, world traveler, author, educator, family man.
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G+ Circles: If you add me to one of your circles , I will circle you back if your profile includes your photo and provides a reasonable amount of information about you and your interests. I enjoy seeing the work of other photographers, including newcomers to this medium.

I will not circle those who conceal or misrepresent their identity,  or who are trying to sell me something, or who show hatred towards others.
 
If you comment on one of my photos, I will make every effort to comment back. I love receiving +1's on my photos but don't always have the time to acknowledge them. 
 
I grew up in West Vancouver and attended the University of British Columbia, where I honored in Political Science. I've lived in Vancouver all my life. I am in my second marriage - to a beautiful, wonderful woman and soul mate, Georgette. We married in 1997. 

Since my retirement, Georgette and I have traveled to Europe, India and Nepal, Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand, Morocco, Turkey, and most recently, South America (Ecuador, Chile, Peru, Brazil, and Argentina.) 

My passions include writing, movies and music of all kinds, browsing the Internet, cycling, hiking, and keeping fit at the local community. I am also chairperson of the Vancouver School Board Archives and Heritage Committee (a voluntary group.)
 
I became interested in photography at an early age. During Grades 11 and 12, I was lead photographer for my school's Student Annual, which required that I develop and print all my photos. My cameras included a Rolleiflex (Tessar) and later, 2 Leicaflexes.
 
I bought my first digital camera, an Olympus, in 2005, and was instantly hooked. I especially enjoyed being able to PhotoShop my photos. It was like having my darkroom back, only better! I have used a Nikon D80 since 2007. It is my constant companion.
 
Sharing photos through Picasa and G+ has opened my eyes to many new ways of approaching photography. I've learned a lot from other photographers, and I believe I've become a better photographer as a result.
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Trekking to the top of Kala Patthar at Mount Everest; Co-author of textbooks on Canadian law and the justice system, American history, Black History, and the World's religions; surviving 33 years as a teacher, humanities consultant, and vice principal in secondary schools in Vancouver; happily married and proud to have two wonderful sons and 2 incredible granddaughters.
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