PIMBY

CK Wright Photo Trips

PIMBY, Photography In My Back Yard. One might consider so called backyard areas as either not having photographic potential or been over photographed. The reality is that having good knowledge of local areas through frequent visits allows a photographer to understand the various seasonal and lighting conditions. Being close by allows quick access when those conditions are just right. All …

Dark to Dark, Mountain to Sea

CK Wright Photo Trips

It was a full day on Saturday, starting with photographing the sunrise from the High View lookout on Cypress Mountain and ending with night photography at The Shipyards in lower Lonsdale. The views from the High View lookout offers an impressive view of the city south and eastwards. I started in the dark capturing the first hint of the sunrise …

The Power of Overcast for Water and Fall Colours

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While this might be the fourth weekend in a row with unsettled weather in metro Vancouver, from a photography standpoint there are benefits to overcast conditions. Highly reflective surfaces such as water and fall colours in bright light will often wash out, so overcast offers ideal conditions. With fall colours underway here on the west coast and overcast conditions, I …

Colours in the Canyon

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The scenic Fraser River Canyon and the Thompson River Canyon, a spectacular sight at any time of year, are even more so with the fall colours at their peak. The rivers have cut through limestone and volcanic layers leaving vast sections of deep narrows canyons. As I left Hope early Friday morning beginning the climb to the Fraser Plateau via the Fraser Canyon, the …

Sea to Mountain, Burnaby

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Today’s outing started at the Barnett Marine Park in Burnaby, traversed the north slope in the Burnaby Mountain Conservation Area and then topped out at the lookouts on Burnaby Mountain. After several days of rain and wind, the morning brought a mixture of clouds and sun and I was excited to get out for some photography. Barnett Marine Park has …

Fall Colours, Noons Creek to Bert Flinn Park

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With the short time frame for  fall colours, it’s important to know areas that have lots of deciduous to ensure the best chance of capturing those beautiful colours. Today I headed out at first light starting in the east at Noons Creek in Coquitlam and walking through urban forests to Bert Flinn Park located to the west in Port Moody. This is …

Mount Strachan

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Located in Cypress Provincial Park, Mount Strachan has two peaks (south and north) that offers spectacular views of Howe Sound, the surrounding mountains, and the sunshine coast. We started the hike at the ski hill parking lot and climbed up the Collins run before joining the trail further up. The fall colours were certainly abundant as we climbed to the south and north peaks of Mount Strachan. …

October Roundup

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Having visited several interesting locations this month, I thought I would share those as a single post rather than my usual one entry per outing. As I did in my last post, I have included a map showing these areas. Fraser Canyon In the southern section of the Fraser Canyon I found these interesting fall colours along Highway 1. The …

Fraser Canyon, Highway 12

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I spent yesterday in the Fraser Canyon near Lytton photographing the forests, canyons, and fall colours. Click here for a map that shows some of the locations I photographed in on this trip.  I travelled north from Lytton along Highway 12 and found several interesting ponderosa forests, one in particular that had recently burned. The majority of the trees had …