Ashnola River

My buddy Brandt and I took a drive up the Ashnola River which is just outside of Keromeos BC. It turned out to be a bit of a rainy day in that valley but that proved to be great conditions to shoot this river in the fall. The slippery rocks made it quite challenging to get set up for the shot without losing our footing. Here are 3 shots that turned out.

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Still Flying

I’ve learned that even if you disturb a dragonfly, it’ll usually fly around for a few seconds and come back to the same spot again and again. This one did just so and gave me some time to try to nail focus on some up-close shots. When you’re trying to shoot something up close that is so small (especially when it’s a little breezy), focus can be challenging. Anyways, this dragonfly was still flying around despite missing half a wing.

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Poppy Patch

My favourite poppy patch is finally coming to life after a wet spring. I love photographing this patch each year. You never get the same shot twice. Click on an image to see them in larger format.

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Bird Watching Tower

Last night I drove out to Vaseux Lake and took a walk along a little boardwalk which meanders through a marsh area in a wildlife sanctuary. At the end of this boardwalk they have built a new birding lookout tower which is quite nice. They have several levels where you can look out over the marsh and lake. I spent about an hour there with my camera just enjoying the peace of a lovely evening. IMG_2528-Edit-1

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Winter Fruit

Snowed last night. Went out for a little drive this morning and spotted apples still left on the trees from the fall. Winter seems to be a time when you need to look harder for pictures. I like how this one turned out. img_1885-1

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Foggy Morning

A blanket of fog settled into our valley this morning so out with the camera I went. I spotted a little sparrow hawk on a post but it only stayed around long enough for a quick shot. Here are a few shots from the morning.

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Morning Fog

This morning I threw the camera bag in the car on my way down to do some work in Osoyoos. I usually do this…just in case. I’m glad I did. This morning there was a low fog that settled in the valley with lots of clouds, but enough breaks in the clouds for the sun to pop through. I stopped the car and quickly took a few frames for this panorama. Wish I had more time this morning. If only I was independently wealthy and didn’t have to work; then I could get much more photography done! 🙂img_1317-edit-edit-2*click on picture to enlarge*

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