My first TFC Hike

My brother has been hiking up a storm recently and it’s always had me intrigued, but today I finally joined him to see what all the buzz was about! Sometimes he uses the Vancouver Trails website to select his destination: http://www.vancouvertrails.com.  What a great website with tons of trails and absolutely everything you need to know about them. My brother’s blog, TFC Hiking, is also very informative and a bit colorful at times (I’ll let him explain what TFC stands for):  http://tfchiking.blogspot.com/

Today we did the Norvan Falls trail (http://www.vancouvertrails.com/trails/norvan-falls/); however, we didn’t quite have enough time to make it to the actual falls themselves so we did some in-forest exploring instead. Today was one of the cooler days we’ve had in a while and it was also drizzling a bit – (I actually prefer it to hiking around in 30 degree heat).

All in all, it was an amazing day and now I just can’t wait to get out there again. For me the payoff is two-fold; I get to enjoy the hike itself, but I also get some pretty fantastic footage out of the deal. I’ve made my brother a logo and a poster just because he’s so passionate about this – check it out…

 

Revisiting Cuba (via Photoshop)

If there really is such thing as a ‘time machine’ Cuba is definitely it!  I’ve revisited Cuba on my computer and processed some images that, initially, never did receive any of my attention.   My intent with these new images is to enhance the ‘decayed yet beautiful’ feel of the entire country. The textures, hues and history are truly accentuated with these images – please enjoy these stunning photos of Cuba (you can see the rest here:  http://www.petejones.ca/galleries/cuba )…

Old Colonial building in Trinidad, Cuba

Old Colonial building in Trinidad, Cuba

Melancholy

Melancholy

Typical Cuban window

Typical Cuban window

Newer building in Cuba

Newer building in Cuba

concrete boxes of dug-up human remains at the cemetaries

concrete boxes of dug-up human remains at the cemetaries

Downtown Old Havana

Downtown Old Havana

Cubano

Cubano

Resort life on pause

Resort life on pause

Reclamation

Humanity’s a failed experiment,
walking the path to extinction,
spinning its wheels endlessly;
grease them with oil and uranium.

Humanity’s a failed experiment,
walking the path to extinction.

The earth will shake, and the waters will rise;
the elements reclaim what was taken,
what was taken.

The skyline is set ablaze
with regret;
ashes cover a falling
silhouette;
the city will reap what it’s sewn
and ignite,
watching as the city burns
tonight.

Blindly consuming mass manufactured faith,
mankind is a festering parasite.

Blindly consuming mass manufactured faith,
mankind is a festering parasite,
relentlessly draining its host dry,
nailing belief to a cross of genocide.

The elements reclaim what was taken,
what was taken.

The skyline is set ablaze
with regret;
ashes cover a falling
silhouette;
the city will reap what it’s sewn
and ignite,
watching as the city burns
tonight.

Only after the last tree’s cut
and the last river poisoned,
only after the last fish is caught
will you find that money cannot be eaten.

When everything becomes irrelevant,
once the sky tears open,
fire rains down; fire rains down;
the fourth world comes to an end.

Push the button; light the match;
feel the fault lines detach.
Cross hairs in the evening light,
I sit it and watch the city burn tonight.

The city burns tonight, tonight.
The city burns tonight.

The skyline is set ablaze
with regret;
ashes cover a falling
silhouette;
the city will reap what it sews
and ignite,
watching as the city burns
tonight.