Sunday, October 23, 2016

Descanso Bay Regional Park, Gabriola

Now that we're getting settled into our new digs on Gabriola, we took advantage of a recent sunny day to explore Descanso Bay Regional Park.  Here are some of the images from that afternoon...

Descanso Bay Regional Park, Gabriola Island

Driftwood Log, Descanso Bay

Exposed Sandstone, Descanso Bay

Eroded Sandstone Beach

MV Quinsam
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Sunday, September 4, 2016

Emerald Pool, Carmanah-Walbran Forest

The beautiful and aptly-named Emerald Pool on Lower Walbran Creek in the Carmanah-Walbran rain forest on southern Vancouver Island.

Emerald Pool, Lower Walbran Creek

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Botany Bay

Still working my way through the images we shot on our trip to the west coast of Vancouver Island, but here's one from our first morning, at Botany Bay near Port Renfrew.

Botany Bay

Monday, October 12, 2015

Terrace Beach Sunset

The view from our cabin on Terrace Beach in Ucluelet, looking out over the secluded beach where we were married back in 2002.  A very magical place...

Terrace Beach Sunset, Ucluelet

This image was taken with a Sony A7R II camera, with an adapted Canon EF 16-35mm f4L IS lens.  This is a single image, shot hand-held, and the shadows were opened up by increasing the exposure in Adobe Lightroom.  The dynamic range of the Sony camera is quite remarkable, as is the sharpness of the Canon lens.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

California Quail

While we were home visiting my Mom last weekend, she was having some large trees on the property cut down.  We spent a day cutting up one of the large pines, and piling up all of the limbs to be hauled away.  Early the next morning, we found a family of California quail (an introduced species in southern BC) had moved in and made the pile of limbs their new home.

The longest lens I had with my was my 70-300mm f4-5.6L IS, but it did a nice job capturing this male standing guard on top of the brush pile.

California Quail (Callipepla californica)

California Quail (Callipepla californica)

California Quail (Callipepla californica)

California Quail (Callipepla californica)