Brothers Creek

Chris Wright Photo Trips

I have written before on my interest in photographing coastal mountain streams and on Friday I had the opportunity to visit Brothers Creek, located in West Vancouver. This stream has some notable differences from other coastal mountain streams such as Noons Creek.  Those being that Brothers Creek has so much exposed rock, contains an almost continuous set of cascades, and has very …

Seeking Inspiration

Chris Wright Photo Trips

On rare occasions I find my motivation and inspiration for photography lacking, and such was the case this weekend. It’s partly the long days of summer with the bright lighting conditions that runs counter to my preference for soft lighting and partly from wanting a change from recent outings. At times like this, it is important to simply get out and be open to …

Where the Forest Meets the Sea

Chris Wright Photo Trips

On Sunday I spent some time along Burrard Inlet exploring the shoreline and adjacent forest at Cates Park and at the Inlet Park-Shoreline Trail. I started early in the morning at Cates Park, located on the North Shore, and concentrated on the intertidal area while it was still shaded. After a few hours and with the sun rapidly rising over Cates Park …

Lower Eagle Ridge Ramble

Chris Wright Photo Trips

On Saturday I spent time exploring the lower Eagle Ridge slopes walking the various mountain bike trails, all with very descriptive names that often indicate the perils for the riders; The Dentist, Sidewinder, Fat Bastard, Four Lost Souls, and Massage Therapy. It was an overcast day so I figured that forest and creek photography would be a good fit and …

Canada Place to Robson Square

Chris Wright Photo Trips

Along the Vancouver waterfront, jutting into Burrard Inlet, is the popular cruise ship terminal and convention centre, Canada Place. This an attractive location to photograph with clear views of the harbour and the North Shore mountains, the cruise ships, and the building itself with the fabric roof that resembles sails. I arrived early on Sunday morning before the tourists arrived and …

Sleeklens Through the Woods Preset for Lightroom

Chris Wright Technical

The digital darkroom and what happens between the photo shoot and the presentation of the photos here is not something I have previously posted on.  While that is a topic worthy of its own article, today I wanted to talk about presets for Adobe’s Photoshop Lightroom and in particular a set offered by Sleeklens. Presets are just as the name …

Brohm Lake Interpretive Forest

Chris Wright Photo Trips

On Saturday I headed out with the Burke Mountain Naturalists to hike the Brohm Lake Interpretive Forest trails, located just north of Squamish.  Normally on a club hike I wouldn’t bring the camera gear as hikes are not really conducive to the slow pace needed for photography.  This hike was likely to be a bit more relaxed and not a huge …

Lighthouse Park and Whytecliff Park

Chris Wright Photo Trips

The sunny and warm weather we had been promised on the south coast last week arrived on Saturday in full force.  It was almost jarring just how quickly the weather turned from the previous cool and damp conditions.  It was a full day on Saturday enjoying that fine weather, starting at Lighthouse Park just after 7am and finishing at Whytecliff Park near 9pm. …