Lifelong Nanaimo resident, professional artist and illustrator Dale Schulz 'sees' much of Nanaimo many of us simply walk by without giving a second thought.
Through the eyes of an artist the everyday can become almost magical and with a few simple photos of his daily walks, Dale captures and shares some of that magic on his Facebook page.
The following is the most recent example of what Dale sees when he walks about our lovely seaside community many of us just take for granted.
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Dale's Post - July 13/16
A whole BUNCH of photos today folks! I pressed a wrong button early and most of these shots had a reddish cast to them - so many were adjusted in Photoshop to try and naturalize the colours a bit.
This was our first walk with the new camera and it seems well-suited to my way of shooting! PLUS the view screen is larger so I can pretty much see what I'm shooting!
We start off on Park Avenue where I shot the Hydrangea in the front of Ed's Mobile Home Park - and the view of Mt. Benson from Honey Drive.
On our way into town we cut across 4th Street and headed up the lane off of Pine Street below Machleary. I took a picture of it from 4th and one of a retaining wall and fence in the lane.
Down through the Old City area I took a shot of the Malaspina Lodge, a brick wall (I think it's the Keg Restaurant) off of Franklyn Street, and a view of City Wall from Wallace Street.
On the waterfront I got a picture of Troller's Restaurant ready for business, A small tugboat, the patio of the Lighthouse Pub, and a Canada Goose.
We came home via Commercial Street, and Albert Street and then through Harewood to University Village Centre and home. On Commercial Street I took a portrait shot of my friend Tim Lander. On Albert Street one of my favourite Nanaimo Buildings - the little green house beside the tracks.
And finally in Harewood - A telephone pole at 5th and Bruce - again a favourite subject; an #abandonedsofabed on Winchester Avenue, and a lone peach hangs above a fence on Stirling Avenue.