Posts Tagged ‘british columbia’

Sunset at the Estuary in Campbell River, BC

Sunset at the Estuary in Campbell River BC by Anne McKinnell

A few evenings ago we were treated to the most beautiful sunset at our campsite at Thunderbird RV park in Campbell River, BC. This is our view from the back window of the RV! I’m so glad we picked an RV with a big picture window in the back. The estuary fills up with water […]

Share Button

Campground Wildlife in Campbell River, BC

Great Blue Heron

Our new home for the rest of the summer is in Campbell River, British Columbia, where we found a beautiful campsite with abundant wildlife, only 5 minutes walk from the marina! Campbell River, a mid-point on Vancouver Island, is the place we planned on moving to before we decided we love the RV lifestyle and […]

Share Button

Wallace Island Marine Park, British Columbia

Wallace Island Marine Park

The best part about summer on the coast of British Columbia is being out on the water on those warm, calm days. My little power boat, “Snoopy”, takes me to all sorts of out of the way places where I can explore the bays, coves, and watch the wildlife. Between Vancouver Island and the mainland, […]

Share Button

Englishman River Falls, Vancouver Island, BC

Englishman River Falls, Vancouver Island, British Columbia by Anne McKinnell

I grew up on Vancouver Island. It is a gorgeous part of the world, especially in summer time. There are lots of special places on the island, but there are certain places I return to again and again for their beauty and tranquility. Places I enjoy every single time. One of those places is Englishman […]

Share Button

Photography Locations: Revisit and Reshoot

photolocations_sm

As a devoted wanderer, the joy of visiting a new photography location is like food for my soul. Fresh sights, sounds, smells, and experiences await with every unknown place I go, and the whirlwind of excitement is all-encompassing as I make images of all the things I’m seeing for the first time. Because I know […]

Share Button

Sunset on Mount Baker

Sunset on Mount Baker

Usually a fog, haze or even smog obscures the view of Mount Baker, Washington, from way over here in Sidney, British Columbia. But on a clear day, it looks massive. I made this image about an hour and a half after my orca shot. I love how the sunset makes the snow look slightly pink. […]

Share Button

Humpback Whale in Boundary Pass

Humpback Whale

Have you ever made images you treasured so much that you didn’t want to publish them? I’ve been hanging on to these images for almost a month now, so I think it’s time to finally let them go. It all happened when I was out on my boat one lovely calm afternoon. It was a […]

Share Button

Seeking My Ancestors on Gabriola Island

Malaspina Galleries, Gabriola Island, British Columbia by Anne McKinnell

My Dad and I recently visited Gabriola Island, British Columbia, where my great-grandparents had a homestead 100 years ago. Our family hasn’t moved very far since then. We all grew up in Nanaimo, just a hop, skip and a 10 minute ferry ride from Gabriola Island. While some of the waterfront areas on Gabriola have […]

Share Button

Vancouver Cityscapes

Cambie Street Bridge, Vancouver, British Columbia by Anne McKinnell

Being the third largest city in Canada, Vancouver, British Columbia has some great photo ops for cityscapes. I don’t visit cities very often, so I really enjoyed making a number of cityscape images within walking distance of my sister’s place. In a previous post, I shared an image I made on False Creek on a […]

Share Button

Kite Festival in Vanier Park, Vancouver

Kite Festival, Vanier Park, Vancouver, BC, by Anne McKinnell

On the coast of BC in spring and early summer there tends to be about five dreary, cloudy days followed by one truly glorious sunny day that is so nice it makes you forget there ever was a cloudy day. I was happy when I was treated to one of those glorious days while visiting […]

Share Button

An Overcast Day in Vancouver BC

False Creek, Vancouver, by Anne McKinnell

I visited Vancouver, BC, a couple of weeks ago. It’s only a 90 minute ferry ride and a 30 minute drive from where I’m staying on Vancouver Island. For most of my life, I haven’t had much reason to go over there except the occasional work meeting or perhaps a concert. But now my sister […]

Share Button

Juvenile Bald Eagles

Juvenile Bald Eagle by Anne McKinnell

My favourite thing about our summer home at Oceanside RV Park in Sidney, BC, (aside from it being 10 minutes away from where my boat is moored) is that every morning I wake to the sound of the eagles calling. A few days ago the young eagles were cackling up a storm so I went […]

Share Button

Orca and Mount Baker

Orca and Mount Baker by Anne McKinnell

The thing I like best about Vancouver Island in the summertime is being out on my boat. I have a few spots I return to again and again because I have seen whales, dall’s porpoises, pacific white sided dolphins, sea lions, or eagles. One of my favourite spots is Boundary Pass where the border separates […]

Share Button

Your Christmas Cards Are Ready!

quebec_20110725__MG_8173-Edit

Already? It seems early but I know some of you like to get these things out of the way before the big rush. So check out my Christmas card collection here. Here are a couple of my favourites: If you happen to live in British Columbia you might want to share the province’s capital city, […]

Share Button

Coffee Coloured Sunset

Rebecca Spit, Quadra Island, British Columbia

This is my final image from Rebecca Spit on Quadra Island, BC. Really. Well … for this year’s trip anyway. Please click the image to view a larger version. This is a high dynamic range image made by combining 3 exposures in Photomatix. Then I brought the resulting HDR image into Nik Silver Efex Pro […]

Share Button

Driftwood Art

Driftwood Carving, Rebecca Spit, Quadra Island, BC

The massive accumulation of driftwood at Rebecca Spit on Quadra Island, BC, is fascinating. But even better is all the driftwood art made by campers at the nearby campground. The beachfront campsites all have their own unique art. In one campsite a long time seasonal resident made this gorgeous carving. Please click the images to […]

Share Button

Rebecca Spit Driftwood

Rebecca Spit, Quadra Island, British Columbia

Rebecca Spit has to be one of the most interesting beaches I have been to and its right here in my backyard! Well … almost my backyard. It’s about a 2 hour drive and a short ferry trip from my backyard which may be why I’ve only been here once before in my life. In […]

Share Button

More from Rebecca Spit

Rebecca Spit, Quadra Island, British Columbia

Today’s image is from the same location as my earlier posts this week: Rebecca Spit on Quadra Island, British Columbia. Please click the image to view a larger version. The colours were wild for this sunrise. I actually desaturated the colours in this image a bit. In post processing I softened the sky and brought […]

Share Button

Using A Reverse Graduated ND Filter

Rebecca Spit, Quadra Island, British Columbia

I am finally starting to get the hang of my 2 stop reverse graduated neutral density filter which I have rarely taken out of the bag. Usually when the sky is brighter than the foreground I use my 2 or 3 stop graduated ND. The difference between them is that the regular grad ND is […]

Share Button

Get on your knees! Or … not.

Rebecca Spit, Quadra Island, British Columbia

How much time do you spend on your knees? For me the answer is none! I get sharp stabbing pains when I kneel and 20 years ago I swore I would never kneel again. (I think there was some other swearing at the time as well.) But that’s no excuse. As a photographer, we all […]

Share Button

Ancient Tree Roots

Cathedral Grove, Vancouver Island, British Columbia

It can be difficult to make a great image in a forest unless you can find a pattern in the trees or a stand of trees without much undergrowth. At Cathedral Grove on Vancouver Island, where I made the abstract image in yesterday’s post, I tried a different tactic. I made this image of just […]

Share Button

Cathedral Grove Abstract

Cathedral Grove, Vancouver Island, British Columbia

I have something a little different for you today! I made this image at Cathedral Grove, a protected stand of giant douglas fir trees, on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Please click the image to view a larger version. The grove is not quite as spectacular as I remember it being as a kid because there […]

Share Button

Another Peaceful Morning

Buttle Lake, Strathcona Park, Vancouver Island, British Columbia

It was one of those mornings that was made for the early fisherman. The lake was flat calm, the sun about to rise already turning the skies pink, the boat is ready to go. Where are you fisherman? Please click the image to view a larger version. I made this image before sunrise at Buttle […]

Share Button

This Is A Grouse Not An Elk

Sooty Grouse, Strathcona Park, Vancouver Island, British Columbia

One of the short hikes we went on in Strathcona Park on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, didn’t land me any landscape images. I really wasn’t expecting any wildlife images either given the name of the trail, “Elk River View Trail” where there is a viewing platform to watch the Roosevelt Elk. Yeah, right!! Sure, there’s […]

Share Button