Introducing our Instagrammer of the week, @iamsengs! Inspired by our recent autumn weather, Seng shares with us the ethereal scenes of a rare Vancouver fog. Enjoy!
We don’t get fog too often in the Lower Mainland and when we do, it doesn’t last for more than a few hours. However, in late October Vancouver turned into Fogcouver. The fog stuck around for about a week and it was fantastic. I typically ride on the front seats of the Canada Line into work and on this one glorious morning back in late October, the fog greeted me as we were heading into Bridgeport Station. I knew where I was going, but from this image, it’s hard to tell.
While grabbing lunch one day, I noticed that the fog was heaviest by the water. Being a natural lover of fog, I strolled over to the Coal Harbour sea wall to see just how thick the fog really was. To my surprise, it was pure magic. This was the view that welcomed me.
While strolling along the Coal Harbour seawall during lunch in late October, my eyes were drawn to the rhythmic pattern of these poles. They stretched ever so lovely in a gentle arch and faded away into the thick, mystical fog.
After a work appointment in Gastown, I quickly strolled over to Crab Park to take in the view of Vancouver (or Fogcouver) from the overpass at the foot of Main Street. The fog wasn’t as thick as it was at Coal Harbour but it was still lovely. I love how the Vancouver Lookout at Harbour Center fades into the abyss. Just as I took this photo, Sam the Seagull flew into the frame. Thanks Sam!
I think what made the fog in late October so remarkable is that it was couple with stunning and magical autumn colours – reds, oranges, yellows, and sometimes a mix of all three. This one tree in particular caught my attention. I love how the deep red tones in the leaves mixes with the faded centre of the image. This is a great place for a walk and definitely for photography!
Seng Sengsavanh grew up in Vancouver and developed a passion for photography at a very early age. He started with film photography and eventually transitioned into digital photography. Seng has now developed a passion for mobile photography and all of his Instagram images are all captured with his trusty iPhone4S. He takes inspiration not only from the natural beauty of BC, but also from the beautiful and vibrant people in our community who make our province the best place to live on earth!