Landscape photography has been a passion of mine for a long time. I am fortunate enough to live in one of the more beautiful parts of the world, and beauty comes at me from every corner. In fact, there is so much of it that it has increasingly become difficult to be able to take pictures of it. What to others may appear "stunning", to me it's same-old-same-old, and barely worthy another look. I've been spoiled by the beauty that surrounds me.
Autumn Day in Mission
This must be one of the pictures that got most views of all my pictures. It was at the beginning of my photographic endeavours and when I returned home with my catch of the day, I felt like selling all my gear. But with a bit of elbow grease, I was able to use the original image and shape something out of it that appeared to be exactly how I had seen it at the time I took the shot.
When fellow photographers are visiting, I'm always wondering where to take them. This particular location is dear to my heart. It's on the way to Chilliwack lake, and the forest floor there is covered with moss, only broken up by a little creek that flows by. To me, this sort of forest looks like the one where Little Red Ridinghood would be roaming, just as pretty and enchanted, just without the bad wolf.
Wherever I go in the valley, Mount Cheam is omni present. The mountain, and the fields - an ever-changing landscape that looks beautiful in every season.
By the Side of the Road
During another one of our family outings on Sunday afternoon, on the everlasting hunt for the perfect picture, we encountered this sight. I yelled "Stop the car!". It was a tough shot to make, in the late afternoon sun, but nonetheless one of my favourites.