I shot this the morning after a snow storm had gone through .
This boat was shot with the village of Opitsat in the background. Opitsat is on Meares island.
Month: January 2010
The “Provo Wallis” in Harbour
Large Coast Guard vessels come into Tofino on regular basis to pick up/clean all the channel buoys.
They do a great job.
They also make great subjects to take pictures of.
Duck Taking Off
It’s amazing to see in detail the amount of power these small birds use to get into the air.
Browning Pass Sunrise
This sunrise is looking down Browning Pass.
This shot has true colour & was amazing to watch!
I have many sunsets,but sunrises are uncommon. Normally we are all still sleeping when a sunrise happens,but a sunset happens when we are all awake. So I have many sunsets & few sunrises.
This is one.
Nina Ellen Coming in at Sunset
This shot was taken looking SW, with Felice Island on the right & Grice point on the left.
It’s probably the main channel boats/ships use to come in or leave Tofino.
The “Coast Harvester II” Coming In at Sunset
Clouds to me ,can really enhance a shot.
These Cirrus were coming in at a high altitude. They provide a nice addition & make the shot. I had to run behind & parallel to the boat & place him so that the boat had open ocean behind him. That way,none of the blackness of the islands infer with the subjects shape & it is more clearly seen in it’s structure.
Cape Ann Moored in Tofino
When you get great clouds like this,you need a primary subject……..like the Coast Guard.
I remember looking around for any kayaker’s and couldn’t find any. I used the Coast Guard Cutter”Cape Anne”,however,I was on the wrong side of the light. Couldn’t do anything about it. Sometimes you just can’t get what you want with a subject.
Moe Snagging Supper
This is an excellent example of that” Vampire” pose I’ve talked about.
This is “Moe” grabbing a fish with Lemmens Inlet/Strathcona in the background. I always am on the watch for still water( a rarity) because of the reflection.
I’ve always wanted to get a shot of an eagle grabbing a fish at sunrise on a fresh water lake. The water would be like glass & the double image would be spectacular.
Outstanding (Flying) In Their Field!
These two are part of the Monas Island group. Normally eagles do not tolerate each others presence,but these guys seem to have relatives living in the area & they allow them to perch in their territory. I can only assume that they must be some of their young from years ago??
I have seen 9 eagles in this spot! However,not on a constant basis.
The Daredevil at Tsapee Narrows
This is the “Daredevil”. I call him that because he seems fearless.
He is an excellent hunter & smart. Very powerful!
I’ve seen him get 5 fish over an afternoons shoot!
This is a favorite spot for Heron’s to perch and rest and I appreciate it ! I love that I can back off and get Strathcona in the background !
This spot is just on the North side of Strawberry Island and the mountains are 22 miles away to the north!
Romeo at Sunset
Romeo always makes time for me . He never seems frightened at all. I also think that they both are use to people being around. The Marine highway goes right by their front door. I guess it would akin to having the Interstate running through your front yard !
Romeo on Deadman Island at Sunset
Romeo has a nice profile here. I often take many shots . Usually it’s just the difference of him turning his head.
Cormorant’s with Fishing Boat & Opitsat in Background
These Cormorants acted as great foreground/subject ,with the fishing boat/Village of Opitsat as background.
Take Off Eh!
I found some Cormorants taking off & lucky me,the background was awesome!
I use Strathcona as much as can for wallpaper.
Floathouses with Strathcona Mountains in Background
This was taken at sunset and the light is coming close to the horizon. The shadows grow in length and gives the landscape more texture. In large landscapes,texture is very important!
With aerial photography, you can only really shoot near sunset. You not only get texture across a other wise flat subject,but the light is warm as well. Bonus!
If you are going up on a plane flight,make sure their are no clouds to the West. One hour before sunset should be a good time to go up.