Someone knew how to surf! The Wickaninnish Inn is in the background.
It cleared up today but the wind rushed in to fill the gap! That generated some waves & stopped me from going out in the boat. So I went out to the beach to check out the scene. I knew there would be some Kite Surfers out,& sure enough…….there was!
I went back into town and looked around the harbour to see what was going on?
I did another pano but tightened the shot alittle.
The mountain on the left is Cats Face. This is the mountain that is going to be mined! They effectively will be slicing the top third off. There is a low grade copper deposit there.
Many of us are trying to stop this from happening!
The mountain on the right is Lone Cone and is on Meares Island. I’ve climbed that mountain 22 times and spent New Years Eve there once. I even let of fireworks at midnight!
I’ll never forget that adventure! It was nothing short of remarkable!
This was shot at the north end of Chestermans Beach. I needed some foreground material and could find only the Wickaninnish Inn. Thats it on the far right in the shade.
Your looking right under this last cloud system for 100 klicks or so. Theres alot of rain between our eye and that clearing in behind.
I shot this fellow near sunset on Chesterman’s Beach. You can see the Wickaninnish Inn in the background and Cats Face Mountain range in behind that.
I saw these bicyclists coming down the beach and waited for them to come into my scene. I always like to use the Lighthouse as background material.
I saw a Zodiac from Jamies Whale Watching and got a shot of them passing in front of the Wick. The sun had come out and was giving some good light.
Orcas have been seen out in this area in the past week and I’m sure these guys passed through looking to see if anyone was home!
There were no clouds on the western horizon,so the sun was able to give off a pinkish/violet hue.
The mountains have melted alot since I was last out here.
We had a bit of wind today and it lasted until sunset. The clouds lite up,but I was having trouble finding any foreground material. There were no people out either.
You can see the Wick on the far side of Chesterman’s with Lone Cone and Catsface in behind.
These guys were nice enough to pose for me and I sent them a few shots .
Once again ,I am always mindful of the Background and used the Wick. as wallpaper here.
I had waited approximately 17 months to be able to go up in a plane and shoot these aerials.
I needed no clouds on the eastern and western horizon’s and it had to happen when the full moon was rising! Those three parameters all lined up on October 3rd.
I always shoot from a plane with the door off. I do not want to shoot through the door window. You reduce your expensive lens to a cheap one by going through another medium.(which I might add is almost always scruffed up)
If you do it and have friends with you. Remember that whoever sits in the back seat is going to get the wind blast and it’s always cold!
This is the true colour.