Sunday, October 25, 2009

Deep Cove in fall colours

A lucky break in the weather greeted me and a friend when we headed over to Deep Cove, BC. It's surprisingly a noisier area than I thought it would be.
I was a little surprised how apathetic the locals' were to the majestic beauty around them. I guess indifference eventually takes over when you don't see your magnificent surroundings any more. ...shame.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Salute to Halloween

For a recent photo club 'assignment' we were asked for 'Film Noir' images.
I don't think I quite captured the classic film noir style when I set out to shoot.
But I thought these would be good for Hallow'en instead.

Happy Halloween!

Friday, October 2, 2009

There and back before the first major snow of the season

Our round trip covered 2,000+ kms in less than 48 hours.
In order, we either stopped in or drove through the following places: New Westminster. Chilliwack.Hope.Princeton.Hedley.Keremeos.Cawson.Osoyoos.Midway.Grand Forks.Cascade.Rossland.Trail.Montrose.Fruitvale.Salmo.Creston.Erickson.

Yahk.Moyie.Cranbrook.Fort Steele.skookumchuck.Canal Flats.Fairmont Hot Springs.
Invermere.Windermere.Radium Hot Springs.Shuswap.Vermillion.Banff.Lake Louise.
Field.Golden.Glacier.Revelstoke.Malakwa.Sicamous.Salmon Arm.Sorrento.Kamloops.Merrit.Hope.Chilliwack.New Westminster.
We went along Crow's Nest Pass; Vermillion Pass, Kicking Horse Pass and Roger's Pass.

We travelled Trans Canada Hwy, hwys; 3, 3b, 5, 5a, 93, 95 and Coquihalla there and back.
We stopped for fuel in Husky, Esso, Shell, a PetroCan station I think and fueld ourselves up at the odd Tim Horton's.
We pitched our tent overnight Saturday in the Dry Gulch Campground (riding out a pretty nasty wind storm) and while we could see our breath, we broke camp before sunrise and crossed the BC/AB border as the sun was coming up over the mountains.
Stopped at the Continental Divide(5382ft/1640m above sea level). Any water on the left of the line flows into the Pacific, any water on the right of the line flows into the Atlantic.

Image Quality: most images were taken through the front windshield of a Suzuki Sidekick travelling between 60 and 130km/h.

Heading out first thing Saturday morning

Turning leaves.

The Continental Divide

A quick trip down to Banff before Lake Louise.

A view in front of us leaving the Banff Springs Hotel.

Alberta builds wildlife corridors that straddle the highway - I'm not sure if they're called 'wildlife corridors' but how cool is that?!?

Lake Louise in all its turquoise beauty
(of course my photos do not do it justice)

Mountain glacier silt - the reason for the colour of the water.