Quiet Ladner

Chris Wright Photo Trips

Recently I spent a Sunday morning looking for photo opportunities in Ladner (south Delta). The weather and lighting were perfect, sun with wispy clouds and warm morning lighting. This is my second time exploring in this area and it is enjoyable just how quiet and rural this part of Metro Vancouver is.

It was quiet at the Ladner boat launch even with the busy Highway 99 only about half a kilometer away. The Deas Slough, an extension of the Fraser River, was still and provided the perfect surface to reflect the northly clouds. The rising sun was illuminating the cottonwood trees on Deas Island while leaving the Ladner side in shade.

A short drive to the south is the Ladner Harbour with a collection of sail boats, fishing vessels, and power boats. I captured three photos that speak of the rural setting and marine life.

Westward from the Ladner Harbour is the 1912 Westham Island Bridge. I posted a photo of the bridge from the deck itself in my November 2018 article, so on this trip I wanted to capture it from a different perspective.

Standing on the single lane wood decked bridge affords impressive views northward up Canoe Pass towards the South Arm of the Fraser River and the North Shore mountains.

This lone birch tree was glowing in the early morning light, with Canoe Pass and Westham Island behind.

I found a new location nearby that provided these next two photographs, one of a barn and the other of a tree lined field.

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  1. Too lovely as always…Thanks so much, Chris. Such peaceful scenes !!
    Keep Well….in these strange times.

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