Black Mountain to Eagleridge Bluff

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On Sunday I explored the western side of Cypress Provincial Park, visiting Eagle Bluff, the two peaks of Black Mountain, and Cabin Lake. Ascending from the parking lot, the trail ascends steeply and the first views northwest across Howe Sound are visible. Below the north peak of Black Mountain is Cabin Lake, well snow covered and with long shadows in …

Pitt and Fraser Chilled

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When it comes to my take on the recent cold spell in Metro Vancouver, I would say that the glass is certainly half full…and in this case, with the other half filled with ice! Prolonged periods of cold temperatures do not happen that many times in a winter and in some years not at all here on the south coast. …

Burrard Inlet Views from Burncouver

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On Saturday I walked from Confederation Park in Burnaby to New Brighton Park in Vancouver along the Trans Canada Trail. The trail offers views of the industry along this part of Burrard Inlet and the North Shore. Here is a bulk carrier at Chemtrade Chemical’s facility with the Seymour Valley (right) and Lynn Valley (left) visible below the clouds. Lynn …

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 …

Seymour River on Dec 24

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The dawn arrived on Monday, Christmas eve day, cool but dry after a weekend of rain. It was time to head out for some photography before family events in the later afternoon. The Seymour River and the surrounding forest was my first thought, an area that holds a special place given that it’s the area I spent considerable time exploring …

Friday Night at New Westminster

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With rain on the way for the later evening and weekend, I wanted to get out for some photos. Being close by and an area I have not explored much, New Westminster seemed a good choice. There is an interesting vibe in New West, with it’s mixture of old and new and upscale and downtrodden. As I headed towards the …