Always present, always changing.
Landscape photos are usually the result of travel from one point to another. Somewhere in between the scenery is nice and one stops to take a photo. Other times landscape photos are planned in advance like sunrises or sunsets. For planned landscape photography one has to research the subject. Questions like: from which point will it be possible to get the image I have envisioned and at what time does the sun come up. When I first started shooting planned landscape photos I did not answer these questions and learned these lessons the hard way. For some of these shots it took several mornings of getting up very early before work (it gets light very early in northern British Columbia during the summer months) to find just the right spot from where to take the photo. When I travel along known routes I sometimes try to estimate the best time to arrive at certain spots to make the best use of the light. This is especially true for mountainous regions where the natural light does not last very long and large mountains cast long shadows. Then there are spots where I try to arrive at different times of the day. One such place stands out in my mind: it is a railroad track, which snakes its way along a side hill after emerging from a tunnel. The first time I saw that spot a freight train was making its way toward me. It would have made a great photo but I did not carry a camera with me that day. Hopefully the randomness of my arrival will give me the opportunity some day to get that shot. Then there are the times when things are just happening. More often than not did I get great photos simply by travelling on a ferry from Vancouver to Vancouver Island. While the other passengers frequent the cafeteria I am outside with my camera. Once I spent the better part of an hour to take photos of a sunrise. From the moment the sun came up from behind the horizon I took a shot every minute until the ferry’s path obstructed the view. As a result I got some amazing shots. When I got off the ferry that day I was quite hungry but I stopped later along the way and had breakfast. While waiting for the food to arrive I reviewed the photos I had taken and the effort had been worth the price.
All the photos below are a random selection of some of my landscape and seascape pictures I have taken over the years. Some are scans from prints derived from film and others are digital. Please enjoy.
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