Cariboo in May

Chris Wright Photo Trips

Green Lake and the surrounding forest and ponds is one of my go to places in the Cariboo. Adjacent to Green Lake is an unnamed pond that I have enjoyed photographing on other trips. This time the high spring melt water was flooding some of the adjacent land and fences.

I liked the idea of placing this clump of aspen trees centre and in front of the lake. There is a sense of playing with the scale of both the trees and the distant shoreline.

All of the high water created a beautiful reflective surface for the clouds and reeds to reflect in.

I was impressed with the lone cloud over the aspen forest and the snag tree pointing skywards.

Another location I have photographed at is the 108 Mile House Heritage site that preserves historical buildings from nearby communities. I was pleased with finding and making different compositions on this trip.

I have been on a bit of a craze of late, trying to find lone small clouds to place into a composition. Look for more in the coming months.

My property in the Cariboo has saskatoon growing in several clumps and at this time of year it is in bloom.

While photographing the saskatoon flowers, I noticed how red the cones were on the lodgepole pine.

I took a drive up to Horsefly though the lighting condition was not ideal given the hazy conditions. It was still a good trip and I did manage to make a decent shot of Robert Lake. One thing I noticed on the trip was how much deciduous is around, making it an ideal fall colour trip.

I have driven by this unnamed lake/marsh on numerous occasions and always thought it was beautiful. I made the effort on this trip to stop in the nearby pull out, walk back a few hundred metres, and then roll in the mud under the fence! But it was worth it.

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  1. Another set of beautiful pics. As always, I love the reflections and the sky in the last photo is really interesting.

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  2. Clouds seem to be a theme in this set of photos. Maybe the saskatoon blossoms & lodgepole cones are cloud formations too?

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      Thanks Lynn, it does appear I was focused on clouds. Maybe the flowers were my substitute clouds.

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