Today I received in the mail a copy of the Ship Harbor Yacht Charter catalog featuring two of my images of Desolation Sound, British Columbia, on a two page spread in the centrefold.
Synchronicity seems to be at work here since it is my first stock sale, my first commercial publication, it combines my two passions, and mostly because this was the very first boat trip where I ventured to bring along my DSLR. Before this I had a “boat camera” that I was willing to risk.
But this time I was doing an epic trip spending two weeks by myself going from Victoria to Desolation Sound on my 17 foot boat. (I met up with some friends in the evenings to raft up and sleep on their boat.) I really wanted to bring along my DSLR to capture the beauty I knew would surround me. I outfitted the camera in a special pelican case so it would be safe in the rough waters and protected from the salt while I was travelling.
Desolation Sound Marine Provincial Park is located to the north of British Columbia’s Sunshine Coast, one of the best marine cruising grounds in the world. It has more than 60 km of shoreline, several islands, numerous small bays and snug coves. The warm waters of the park are ideal for swimming and scuba diving; the forested upland offers a shady refuge of trails and small lakes and wilderness tent sites. Refuge Cove contains the only store, laundy, showers and fuel dock in the sound so it is a hub of activity in the summer months.
Here are a few more photos from Desolation Sound. Click to view larger.