I went with Ken and Glennys the other night to photograph the stars up at Loon Lake, outside of Port Alberni. It was good to see some nice clear skies up above the haze of forest fire smoke and away from a lot of the light pollution we live with these days. My goal was to do some night landscape shots with the stars in the water. Wasn't really happy with my shots, and have realzied I need to up my editing game when it comes to photographing stars. This was about the best I got. Maybe a new Sony 16-35 2.8 might help.........hahaha!
Every summer they hold a sand sculpting competition on the beach up in Parksville. (https://www.parksvillebeachfest.ca/) Sculptors travel from all corners of the globe to participate in the competition and exhibition in Parksville. This year I was lucky enough to be invited by Jack Harynuk to come and photograph the amazing sculptures at night! As it gets dark they light up all the sculptures with colored lights and to me this is the best time to photograph them. Lots of lovely vivid colors and dark shadows to explore! Here are some of my favorite images from a very nice evening of photography.
On Wednesday, August 8th, the Royal Canadian Air Force Snowbirds put on a show above downtown Nanaimo to raise money for the CHILD Foundation. It was a beautiful evening and the waterfront was PACKED with locals and tourists. As always the Snowbirds put on a hell of show. Here are some of my favorite shots.