Sailing Georgia Strait
Mediums: Photoboard, Metal, and Archival Paper
As a long-time resident of the Fraser Valley, it is almost embarrassing to admit that I had never ventured onto Bowen Island. This wonderful retreat island is only a twenty-minute ferry ride from West Vancouver and is home to countless trails that thread their way through the coastal forests to lakes, streams, and to seaside views of Howe Sound and Georgia Strait.
One particular trail took my wife and I to a point of land at Cape Roger Curtis Lighthouse. The lighthouse itself is not one of the storybook sort that you will find in a calendar, but the view beyond it is quite stunning. On this afternoon, the clouds over the Strait and Gabriola Island in the distance acted as a dramatic backdrop for a lone vessel making its way north on the relatively calm waters.
I would normally have had my tripod and lens filters with me, but since this was a getaway weekend with my wife, I was only packing my camera. My 70-200mm lens allowed me to capture the moody contrast between the filtered sunlight and oncoming clouds along with the sailboat gliding into the sunlight.
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