I got stuck in sad. After Oscar died I went through all the normal stages of the grieving process until I got to the sad stage and that’s where I got stuck.
I didn’t pick up my camera for 6 weeks and that’s a long time for a photographer to not photography anything.
My camera is the tool I use to help myself become a happier person. It helps me focus on the good things in the world instead of seeing only the bad things. I guess when Oscar died I just didn’t want to be happy.
Finally, after getting settled back “home” where I will stay until the end of October, Ray and I decided to venture out on the first of many trips on Vancouver Island to explore and find the most beautiful places to photograph here.
Our first trip took us to Strathcona Park, the oldest provincial park in BC, which is located in the centre of the island and is a massive 250,000 hectares. There is a lot to explore here!
Here is the first of my images, taken at sunrise on Buttle Lake.
I had to get up at 5am, it was cold and a little buggy, but it made me smile and I started to feel happy again.