Greeting the Day at Willband Creek Park

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Willband Creek Park in Abbotsford was a beautiful location to start my Saturday with outstanding early morning light. It was one of those glorious early spring days here on the south coast, where it starts off cold and then with the rising sun, turns warm.

I liked the juxtaposition and texture of the bare trees, the dried grass, and the low bush, all surrounded by ground fog.

As I crossed over Willband Creek, the water was still and the light warm and soft. I made a few compositions that captured that sense of early spring days with the promise of warmth.

The sun rose above the nearby hillside and streamed through the bare alder trees.

This clump of dried sedges was facing the rising sun and lit up warmly in the first rays of the day.

As I looked back across the pond with the warm light, I felt fortunate to have the couple present! It just added a new dimension to this beautiful scene.

The frost covered pier welcomed me and provided the opportunity to photograph the bare trees on the island.

At this point of the morning, the sun had risen enough to provide warm light on all areas of the park.

These birches were nestled between a Douglas-fir tree and a western red cedar and positively glowed in the low angle morning light.

Nearing the parking lot and the conclusion of this portion of the day’s outing, I looked back at the pathway, the wetland and the fully realized day.

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  1. Great photos Chris. You should submit a few of these or some of your others to the tv stations that feature pictures of Canada. They would no doubt bring some joy to all of us during these difficult times.

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  2. Stunning photos Chris, you have a magnificent talent and A way to bring your audience along with you on the journey.

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      Thanks Dennis, glad you enjoyed the images. It was one of those outings where I had no expectations of what I was going to see, but the lighting and subject matter were impressive!

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