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festival ∙ V.I.C. Fest 2013 · Victoria BC

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Once again, St. Ann’s Academy became the island’s centre for music, culture, food, and happy at V.I.C. Fest 2013. Canon EOS 550D (T2i) · Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM 165 mm · 1/320 s · f/2.8 · ISO 400 Vince Vaccaro — a talented musician, DJ, and a all around nice guy — closed out day one, and really connected …

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festival ∙ the drummers of Rifflandia 5 · Victoria BC

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Closing out my photography of Rifflandia V is a showcase of drummers. Canon EOS 550D (T2i) · Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM 90 mm · 1/500 s · f/5.6 · ISO 400 Y’know what I love about outdoor festivals? LIGHT. It’s such a rarity in a bar/club/arena situation to have enough light to get a good shot of the drummer, …

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festival ∙ Rifflandia 5 2012 · Victoria BC

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The Flaming Lips’ opening moments at Rifflandia V. Canon EOS 550D (T2i) · Sigma 10-20mm F3.5 EX DC HSM 10 mm · 1/320 s · f/3.5 · ISO 1600 We begin with my “shot of the festival” (to rival my AWOLNATION shot from R4) :: The Flaming Lips. Spectacle = Very Yes. Canon EOS 550D (T2i) · Sigma 10-20mm F3.5 …

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festival ∙ Rock the Shores 2012 · Victoria BC

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Some very weird (but great) memories from the inaugural Rock the Shores. Canon EOS 550D (T2i) · Sigma 10-20mm F3.5 EX DC HSM 10 mm · 1/1000 s · f/20 · ISO 1600 While awaiting my ride, this happened. What the what? In what was perhaps a foreshadowing of the rest of the day’s weird weather, clouds of what I …

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festival ∙ V.I.C. Fest 2012 · Victoria BC

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Thank you, Vancouver Island Cultural Festival (V.I.C. Fest), for kicking off festing season in Victoria. Canon EOS 550D (T2i) · Sigma 10-20mm F3.5 EX DC HSM 10 mm · 1/100 s · f/5.6 · ISO 1600 As the sun sets on St. Ann’s Academy, the crowd goes wild for headliners Current Swell. Canon EOS 550D (T2i) · Canon EF 70-200mm …

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festival ∙ Rifflandia 4 · Victoria BC

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AWOLNATION crowdsurfs in Victoria. No big deal. Canon EOS 550D (T2i) · Tamron 17-50 f/2.8 17 mm · 1/250 s · f/5 · ISO 200 I took almost 3,500 photos during this three-day festival of awesomeness centered mostly at Royal Athletic Park, but held over ten venues in total. It really says something that I, as a born and bred …

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festival ∙ VEMF 2011 · Victoria BC

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Highlights from the Victoria Electronic Music Festival. Canon EOS 550D (T2i) · Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 11 mm · 1/13 s · f/4.5 · ISO 3200 Strobist: Sigma EF 500 DG Super, 1/16 power, on-camera Angie spins fabric fire as night one draws to a close. We now begin, on the gallery, a trip back in time to a crazy …

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festival ∙ Rifflandia 3 · Victoria BC

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Highlights from the third annual made-in-Victoria Rifflandia Festival. Canon EOS 450D (XSi) · Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II 50 mm · 1/60 s · f/2.2 · ISO 800 Jocelyn Greenwood of Jets Overhead. Rifflandia was, by all accounts, turbo epic. 157 artists at 11 venues over four days, all accessible with one wristband. Due to “scheduling conflicts” (the classic concert-canceling …

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festival ∙ VEMF 2010 · Victoria BC

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Moments from the 2010 Victoria Electronic Music Festival. Canon EOS 450D (XSi) · Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 10 mm · 1/320 s · f/11 · ISO 200 Stiltwalkers from the Victoria Burning Man community at VEMF. Canon EOS 450D (XSi) · Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 10 mm · 1/10 s · f/3.5 · ISO 400 VEMF from above, 2010. Canon …