Maple Ridge, Beyond Suburbia

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Encompassing the northeast corner of Metro Vancouver is the City of Maple Ridge. Beyond the suburbs that are in slow transition to increased densification, are two large scenic areas; Golden Ears Provincial Park and UBC’s Malcolm Knapp Research Forest. The first stop this morning was the Mike Lake area in Golden Ears Provincial Park. With overcast skies and cool temperatures, …

The Forest and The Flowing Still Water

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An interesting outing this past Sunday was along the flowing Lynn Creek, the still waters of Rice Lake, and the surrounding forests. The morning was overcast making for perfect lighting conditions for photographing Lynn Creek and capturing the vibrant green in the water. The surrounding forest beside the 30 Foot Pool section of Lynn Creek is impressive with the amount …

Reflections in the North Arm

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On a recent Sunday morning I walked along the North Arm of the Fraser River in the Burnaby Foreshore Park looking for interesting compositions. The river was surprisingly smooth and the reflections with the morning winter light were very pleasing. This row of cottonwood trees has always looked impressive on previous visits. I decided to capture them again given how …

The Vedder and the ‘Wack

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Over the many years of driving through the Fraser Valley on my way to the interior, I have always considered the valley a bit of a bore. Flat and uninspiring was my thought. On Saturday with little snow in the mountains and looking for something different, a friend and I headed out to explore. After spending a day exploring a …