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"Dreams of Colour" 🎨 • Walking through this colorful Japanese Garden during the peak of Autumn made me feel as if I was in a fantasy land. The colors, light, and overall mood of this place was fantastic. I was sure to come early in the morning so that the light from the sun would hit the trees in such a way that the light wasn't too harsh but the colors in the leaves were more pronounced. I'm sure this scene would be nice on an overcast day too. But the way good light just transforms a scene is something that I am still amazed by to this day.
"Twilight Tranquility" ☁️ • Some calm conditions at one of the most picturesque lakes in the Canadian Rockies. I arrived at this lake on a brisk Fall day about a half hour before sunrise. I was amazed to discover that I pretty much had the whole place to myself for almost an hour. Despite the fact that I didn't get much of a burn at all while I was here, it was so worth waking up early and being able to enjoy this place with such tranquil conditions. 📸
"Towards the Horizon" 🌄 • A blend of two images captured at the same location only a few hours apart from each other. The stars at 2am and the sunrise at around 6:30am. One of the most stunning locations I've ever camped at and also one of the worst sleeps I've ever had. But man was it ever worth it. There's just something so spectacular about being able to camp with a view like this.
"Paddling Amongst the Giants" 🛶 • Some fellow tourists paddling around the beautiful Moraine Lake in a rented canoe. Seeing these canoes from afar beneath these towering mountains really gave an extra sense of scale to this already incredible scene. Seriously one of the most beautiful spots that I have ever been to. Expect a couple more photos from here over the next few months, I've got quite a few to process still... 💻
"Brushed By Light" 🌤
"Continuity" 💧 • I recently re-visited Nanaimo's famous Ammonite Falls in hopes of getting some redemption after constantly struggling to get a good shot here. This waterfall is beautiful to look at but rather difficult to shoot due to the large opening above the falls. But I managed to position myself in the middle of the river and reduce the size of that opening while also getting more of those rushing rapids in the foreground. I thought I had come unprepared not bringing any gum boots with me so that I could walk out into the water, but I managed to hop along a few exposed rocks in my skate shoes and somehow remain dry while shooting in the middle of the water. I'm fairly satisfied with this composition and stoked that I finally managed to get a shot here that was post-worthy. Now I just have to return again in the Wintertime when it is all frozen... ❄
"Fragments of Time" 🌊
"Autumn in Kananaskis" 🍂
"Illumination" 🍁 • The first shot from my recent visit to the Butchart Gardens. This is one of the most popular tourist destinations of Vancouver Island and yet somehow I've never visited even though I've lived on the island my whole life. I headed straight for the Japanese Gardens as soon as I got here and the morning light combined with the Fall colors was just spectacular. By far the best garden I've ever visited. Glad I could get a few shots before the crowds started to roll in later that morning.
"Alpenglow" 🍂 • Some beautiful soft morning light from my recent solo hike up in the central mountains of Vancouver Island. I remember waking up that morning exhausted, cold, and in pain after a terrible night sleep in my tent. I probably woke up 10 times during the night due to my uncomfortable mat and paranoia of wild animals. My arm was in pain from laying on it most of the night and my knee was also giving me a lot of issues. And on top of that, it was so chilly outside, I wasn't too stoked to get out of my warm sleeping bag before sunrise. But I knew that the views would be worth it, so I bundled up in 4 layers and got out of the tent. The views were just incredible, and as soon as I caught sight of the peaks I could already tell that the alpenglow was coming through in full swing. I came down to my favorite composition from the night before and enjoyed a beautiful sunrise in solitude. It was well worth enduring a cold night up there. That morning was an experience that I
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"Specks of Gold" 🍂 • I finally got around to processing a shot from my quick solo hike up to Lake Agnes during my recent roadtrip to the Rockies. It was difficult to process this image as the entirety of the photo is rather bright due to the snow and my photos tend to lean more on the darker side. But I decided to switch things up a bit here and go for a bit of a brighter edit than usual; and I'm quite happy with how it turned out. This lake was absolutely stunning and totally worth the 8km roundtrip of hiking in the snow. The day before I went up here, a decent amount of snow had fallen throughout Banff National Park. So the trail heading up to Lake Agnes was very snowy and quite slippery. Fortunately for myself, I was actually smart enough to pack my cramp-ons before leaving for my trip. I slapped those on my feet before heading up the trail, and man did that ever make things a million times easier. I think out of the 100+ people I saw on that trail that day, maybe 4 others