Canada

Bears, Oh My

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Driving back from Johnson Canyon, I spotted a small group of cars pulled over and cameras aimed at the far side of the road. Pulling over, I realized they were watching a black bear. So, I grabbed my camera and started clicking away while the bear was attacking a buffalo berry bush. He was oblivious […]


POTW – April 9, 2012: Anchors Away

Fisgard Lighthouse Anchors

Today’s Photo of The Week comes from outside Fisgard Lighthouse in Victoria, British Columbia.  The sign post at the center of the anchors points out the distance to Victoria, London, Yokohama, Japan and Seattle.


Esquimalt Harbor

Sail boat in Foggy Equimalt Harbor - Victoria, BC

Fog and mist were the key hallmarks during my vacation to Victoria last July.  Locals assured me it was an unusually chilly summer and that their normal July weather was governed by the Pineapple Express.  They swore to me that July on Vancouver Island felt a lot like being in Hawaii.  We never saw anything […]


Back To Sooke

Path at Wiffen Spit Park

Another view of Wiffen Spit Park in Sooke, British Columbia.  The fog and mist that had dogged us all day finally began to clear off when we arrived out at Wiffen Spit.  If you look closely in the distance, you can see plumes of fog rising off the hills in the distance across the water. […]


POTW – April 1 – Race Rock Lighthouse

Race Rock Lighthouse, British Columbia

I took this shot while out on a Orca whale watching during my vacation on Vancouver Island last summer.  It was the only pretty day I got on the trip. We were lucky to watch a playful transient pool of Orcas that day.  After watching the juvenile porpoise in and out of the water for […]


POTW: Sooke, British Columbia

Whiffen Spit Park, Sooke, BC

Shot in July 2011 at Wiffen Spit Park, Sooke on Vancouver Island.   This shot is my first foray into HDR photography, with Nik software’s HDR Efex Pro.   The original shot was taken on a gloomy, overcast, gray summer afternoon.  I think this version makes a far more interesting photo. Photo Details:  1/160 sec at f/7.1, […]


Parliament At Night

Victoria Parliament At Night