Do you remember when you first learnt how to make selectively desaturated images? I’m pretty sure it’s been almost 20 years for me. I’m sure it was somebody at the Harbour City Photography Club but can’t remember who. The technique stuck with me though the years and every once in a while I see a scene that just cries out “please please selectively desaturate me Brad”! This is the City Hall in Duncan.
Fort Rodd Hill and the Fisgard Lighthouse, which are a National Historic Site, are only open in the evenings once or twice a year. Last Friday being one of them. So foto buddies, Sean, Sucha, and I drove down after to work for the chance to photograph the lighthouse after dark. We weren’t the only photographers with the same idea hahahaha! Here are my favourite images from our trip.
Sean Sherstone and I spent last night 4X4'ing around the base of Mount Arrowsmith and the Cokely Plateau looking for suitable sites to shoot star trails. We caught a brief sunset over the Alberni Valley and then worked our way over to a spot to the east with a beautiful view of the Gulf and the lights of Courtenay and Comox, and of course, the summer sky. I did my first shot ever of the Milky Way and was reminded this morning of the limitations of an APS-C sensor when it comes to 30 second exposures at ISO 1600 when I opened the images up in Lightroom. Anyhoo, here are my 3 favorite images from last night!
Vancouver Island has been experiencing some crazy Spring weather this week. Lots of unsettled weather patterns with wind, rain, and then blasts of warm sun. Here is an image of a lovely little storm system moving in over Nanoose Bay as seen from Sebastian Beach in Lantzville.