Pacific Rim National Park Reserve is one of my favourite places to camp. The kilometres of rugged shoreline, dramatic old-growth forest, tide pools and sprawling beaches make it an ideal place to explore with my camera. Although there was a wolf advisory in effect and I was sleeping in a tent, I didn’t see or hear any of these animals. After eating my fair share of salmon burgers and fish tacos I returned to the hectic pace and traffic noise of Vancouver. Even though I’ve only been home for a couple of days I already miss the relaxing sound of the surf…
This rusted Dodge pickup truck and the perspective of my photo reminds me of the 1971 movie Duel by Steven Spielberg. David Mann ( Dennis Weaver ), a mild mannered electronics salesman, is driving cross-country on a two-lane highway when he encounters an old oil tanker driven by an unseen driver who seems to enjoy annoying him with dangerous antics on the road. He is unable to escape the demonic big rig. After watching the movie, whenever you see an old rusted truck, you’ll see it in a different light. Click on the image to see a larger version.
I just spent the last two weeks exploring the West Coast of Canada with my camera. On Cormorant Island in the village of Alert Bay I was surprised to find a trio of double decker buses. They were originally used in London and then Victoria, B.C. For many years they stood with other double decker buses near Coombs, B.C. I bet when these double decker buses were manufactured in Bristol, England in the 1960’s no one could have imagined that 50 years later they would end up on a small island in the middle of Johnstone Strait.
The village of Saksun in the Faroe Islands has a kind of fairy tale feel to it. Most people take a photo of the church and the seawater lagoon. I walked along the road and climbed down to get a different perspective. I think if I ever get a big dog I’ll call it ‘Saksun’. “Here Saksun, come here Saksun!”. It sounds good to me. Click on the image to see a larger version.
A collection of 18 islands in the North Atlantic ocean between Iceland and Great Britain. The photo was taken in the capital city Torshavn which has a population of about 19,000 people. The Faroe Islands are rugged and rocky with some low peaks; the coasts are mostly cliffs. It’s a beautiful place to visit and explore with a camera. Click on the image to see a larger version.
I spent some time post processing this image. As a photographer I have mixed emotions about post processing my images. So much of what we see on the internet today is so heavily processed and not at all what the subject looked like in reality. Many people leave comments for the photographer on how beautiful their image looks, but to me, many of the photos are so heavily saturated and over processed. I like the birds in this image who were using the wind to effortlessly circle this rock formation.
This evening I was fortunate to see the documentary movie Antarctica: A Year On Ice. The film was directed by Anthony Powell and it looks at the lives of people who live at the McMurdo Station year round. In the Winter they have to endure four months of never ending darkness. It was visually stunning and I enjoyed the time lapse photography. It’s a dream of mine to one day take images in Antarctica.
A little post processing of an image from last summer. A rainbow after some heavy rain.
The Ring Road is a national road in Iceland that runs around the island and connects most of the inhabited parts of the country. The total length of the road is 1,332 kilometres and it was completed in 1974, coinciding with the 1100th anniversary of the country’s settlement.
Today I was thinking about the beautiful chunks of ice and icebergs that I saw this summer. I spent some time processing a few images from my trip. The blue colour is truly unique and cannot be reproduced by any artist.