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Been crossing the North Arm Bridge tones of times, almost daily commuting to and from work on the Canada Line skytrain.  But have never walked on it. This is my first time crossing it by foot and surprised to find that it is not as far as I was thinking.

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Leaves on a lot of maple trees are turning red and falling off the branches. It does not take long for the maple trees to change into their autumn coats with brilliant colours but at the same time the brilliance does not last very long. These photos were taken close to the Marine Drive skytrain station along the Canada Line.

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If you are like me who likes night photography, you would find Gastown a wonderful place for taking shots. It is quite an attractive part of Vancouver with lots of unique buildings and it is often lit up very well. There are also lots of restaurants and places for drinks. It is also where Revolver Coffee is. Again, these photos are taken using the Sony Alpha NEX-5N without a tripod.

I am also amazed how well the kit lens (E18-55mm OSS) performs. It has a little bit of flare when pointing it directly at a light source. It has some colour aberration but quite acceptable. It has a bit of barrel distortion in its wide range (18mm) but that sometimes can create some nice effect. The overall picture quality is great for such a small little lens.  I can’t wait to see what the 30mm f/3.5 macro and the 50mm f/1.8 can do.

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The daylight is getting shorter and shorter. Which means by the time I get off work, the sun would have already set.  So naturally I am taking more sunset and evening photos before the rainy season arrives. The Sony Alpha NEX-5N is pretty handy. I am having it with me regularly and it handles low light condition very well.  All the photos in this post is taken without a tripod.  When you scroll to the bottom of the post, you will see some night shots taken by this camera, too. I like this little camera!

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Autumn is my favourite season, it is colourful, crisp and the sunlight casts lots of shadows because of the angle the sun is in the sky. It certainly makes taking pictures more interesting. We went to Queen Elizabeth Park and I was testing out the Sony Alpha NEX-5N camera with the kit lens.

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Was out and about with my Sony Alpha NEX-5N a couple weekends ago and took these photos at the Vancouver International Airport.  Wife and I took the Canada Line sky train out there to save some gas, and to take advantage of our local transportation system.  It was cloudy but the photos turn out better than I expected.

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Revolver Coffee is another local coffee bar that aim to stand out from the big chain coffee shops. What they offer is quite unique: their principal brew method is the 1940s industrial design icon Chemex coffee brewer.

Update: Photos also appear in http://www.dearcoffeeiloveyou.com/revolver-coffee/ Thanks Brian of Dear Coffee I Love You to feature my photos.

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Took a bit of a blogging vacation for a month and now finally got time to catch up. It was in July when a friend from work invited me out on his boat to cruise to English Bay.

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