After going to Deadman at Sunset,I decided to check around the corner to see if anybody was coming in from the days fishing.
There were three coming in,but the Nina Ellen was the only one really. The other two were very slowly coming in because they were fishing. The sun had already set and I didn’t want to be out after dark and I wanted to get a shot with a boat surrounded by the afterglow.
Easier thought of, than done. The islands always screw me up when I try to do something like this! The only way to get what I want ,is to go out by the Lighthouse. I can’t have anything like a big black island in the background absorbing my subject material !
If the sun hadn’t set and I had time,I would of gone out by the Lighthouse and lay in wait .
I was lucky to not only get a shot of this boat in front of the Lighthouse,but also to get a wave crashing at just the right spot and time!
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.
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.
I like shooting this boat simple because of it’s colour. I waited for him to come into this background. You always have to have an interesting subject AND a interesting background. I would of liked him to cruise in a spot where I could of put Strathcona in the background,but this is all I could get at the moment.