2019 Selection

I went through the photos taken this year and selected a few here: 2019 Photos

Nanaimo Harbour

I went down to take a few pictures in the harbour this past week.

More pictures at: NANAIMO HARBOUR.

Piper’s Lagoon

More pictures of Piper’s Lagoon here: PIPER’S LAGOON. These were taken on a couple of mornings during the past week.

Woods and Waterfalls

Bowen park is a 10 minute walk from our condo – pictures: BOWEN PARK. I took those a couple of days ago.

Englishman River Falls is a 45 minute drive – pictures: ENGLISHMAN RIVER FALLS. I took those yesterday morning. My car was the only one in the parking lot. It was a dreary day which is perfect for taking pictures of water in the woods.

All of the pictures were taken with a tripod which is why I was alone. The only people who want to go hiking with someone with a tripod is someone else with a tripod.

A tripod is a great equalizer when taking pictures in the woods. Pictures taken with an inexpensive camera using a tripod will generally take better/sharper pictures than an expensive camera without one.

The water pictures were taken with an ND filter. ND stands for Neutral Density. Its only purpose is to cut down the amount of light going into the camera lens without affecting the colours. That allows you to use slower shutter speeds (all the water pictures were taken with a shutter speed slower than 2 seconds).

Beach Estates Park

A couple of friends (Vern and Kerry) have mentioned this little park in Nanaimo a number of times. Yesterday I finally got a chance to take a walk through the park and take a few pictures: BEACH ESTATES PARK.

Nova Scotia Photos

I finally got around to editing the photos from the trip Kim and I did to Nova Scotia: NOVA SCOTIA.

Iceland Re-cap

There are two sets of pictures:

Iceland was not on my list of places to go (we mainly went to meet up with our friends). However, now that we have been there, it’s on the top of my list of places to return to.

Iceland is wet and cold but it is also amazing – particularly the south, the Snaefellsness Peninsula and the Lake Mývatn area (we didn’t go to the West Fjords). I would bring a tripod with an ND filter next time (note that shots that show smoothing of waterfalls were taken handheld – about 25 shots at 1/25th of a second – then brought into photoshop as layers, aligned and the mean of all the layers was taken to create the final image; an added side effect is that often the people disappear in the final image as they would with an ND filter). With a tripod you could ensure that all the people disappear – or pick the people that you want to remain in the picture.

Waterfalls would probably not be my subject of choice if I came back, however. There are so many interesting things to see in such a small area. I don’t know of any place like it.