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Passing Time



– Passing Time
– Photographed by Brad Koop
Mediums: Framed Forex, Metal, and Archival Paper


Passing Time

Mediums: Framed Forex, Metal, and Archival Paper


Just before the last turn of Vedder River it empties in the Fraser. There is a train bridge that creates a favorite fishing spot for local boaters.

The river in this shot changes names and forms along its path from Chilliwack Lake to the Fraser River. It is crossed by foot, vehicle, and rail traffic. It begins its journey at the western end of Chilliwack Lake, winding its way down its namesake valley towards Vedder Crossing bridge. This is where locals will tell you it changes its name to the Vedder River. From there, it flows towards a man-made channel that directs it away from the fertile Sumas Prairie and onwards to its final destination. Just beyond the crossing of the Trans-Canada highway, it joins with the Sumas River. From there it completes the last three-and-a-half kilometer run to its meeting with the muddy waters of the Fraser.

This river is a magnet for locals who enjoy various activities in the valley. It has carved out, on its shores that border of farm and residential land. On its waters floating or fishing.

This photo was made from two blended shots. Firstly, one photograph was taken to capture the boat in the foreground and freeze any motion in the background. Secondly, a photograph was taken with a longer shutter speed to accentuate the motion of the passing freight train. Subsequently, the images contrast the fast-paced world with the leisurely pastimes that restore our minds and souls.


The Fraser Valley has been my home for more than thirty years. The beauty of this region certainly captured me right from my youth, and exploring the outdoors was the common thread in all my interests. The lakes, rivers, and mountains that define the geography of this area continue to draw me into the backcountry and inspire my photographic pursuits. Even the urban centers of the southern coast of British Columbia are kissed by their intersection with their natural surroundings.

Ironically, photography became an integral part of my life when I left this province to work overseas. The zeal to capture the experience of living in a vibrant foreign city led me to delve into the relatively new realm of digital photography. The ability to capture what I was seeing in a way that expressed how it was making me feel became my artistic passion.

Over the last ten years I have worked to hone my craft both with the camera and the computer. In the field, this is all about finding locations that move me; locations that tell a story. In the post processing, it is all about highlighting the mood and lighting to evoke a response from the viewer. It is my hope that through my work people will be able to share in the sense of wonder I feel in the world around us.

Although all of images are color compatible for viewing online, most computer monitors vary in their color configurations. The images that you see may not have accurate color representation.

Additional information

Dimensions 8 × 10 in

Frame Forex, Di-Bond Aluminum, Fuji Crystal DPII Paper (Matte)


12×19, 16×26, 20×32, 28×45, 31×51


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