CHESTERMAN BEACH PANO

20150114-Chesterman Pano #2I made a slight error today! I was about to head out in my boat with my camera bag already on my back,when I thought I’d check the Satellite weather site to see what was going on? I saw a bank of cloud coming in not more than a 100 clicks SW of Tofino. I verified that with a local beach camera. It looks westward.

I need the light to take my shots! If there is a bank of clouds moving in that’ll block the light I see no reason to head out! It takes a lot of effort to carry my boat down to the water,the engine & all my gear! I decided that we were most likely going to loose the light in a hour or so……………………..so no point in going out!
I decided to go out to the beach instead. The beach is always a great Plan B.
I went out to the beach & quickly realized that those clouds I saw on the Satellite site were dissipating as they approached the coast line!
Basically,the light was going to stay good & yes I could have gone out in the boat! Mother Nature suckered me! She’s always keeping me on my toes!
I hate making the wrong calls,……………but I still saved the day with some good beach shots!

IT’S OFFICIAL…………….”I’M BORED”!

20141108-BEACH PANOThe weather has been poor for so long I can’t remember what it feels like on a sunny day!
If you see me posting shots of the Lighthouse,it means I’m bored!
It’s a long weekend here & many people are in town. I think many of these people are from the University of Victoria Kayak Club!
I saw it written on the back of their PFD’s. (Personal Floatation Device……….life jackets)
The light was about as interesting as paint drying. We are suppose to come into a big cold high pressure system Monday,but I’m hoping tomorrow?

THE TURKEY PEOPLE

20141011-IMG_825620141011-IMG_825920141011-IMG_8261Each year many people come to Tofino for Thanksgiving! It’s kind of the last long weekend of the year? The town swells in numbers & the turkeys population decreases.
The beach was full of walkers & surfers today! I haven’t gotten out now for almost 2 weeks & I must admit that I am becoming twitchy! I want to go down to Tranquil for the salmon/bears game but with no light…………no point!
All in good time & measure I say.

COX BAY VISTA

20140811-Untitled_Panorama1I didn’t get out in my boat tonight. Instead I decided to head out to Cox bay for the sunset.

The cloud structure looked interesting! I walked the beach looking for photo opportunities,but found few. As the clouds started to turn reddish I looked around frantically for any surfers & than found two walking towards me! I rushed up to them & asked if I could take shots of them as they walked?

They agreed thankfully! The cloud colour & structure was fantastic! The beach had a layer of water on it that acted like a mirror! When the tide is high,the water permeates down into the sand.The entire beach fills up like a huge bowl.So when the tide goes out,all of that water begins to drain back down the beach. This water layer really adds drama to a beach scene! So it’s better to shoot the sunset when it’s low tide rather than high!

Had a great sunset beach shoot tonight! I never know when the sunset is going to “GO”,but if your not around & prepared,your not going to be able to take advantage of it!