Kitty Islet at McNeil Bay, or often referred to as the "blue chair"; for me is a place of serenity and relaxation. On Thursday, January 7, 2021 I went there with the intent to sit in the chair, breath in the fresh air and listen to the sounds of the ocean and relax. After sitting for a while I decided to pull out my camera and take some photographs using my ND filter so I could get the movement of the clouds and the water to be silky smooth. It is my favourite spot to sit and relax!
This long exposure photo was taken at Kew Beach by the Lifeguard station at dusk. My f-stop was set to f/14 and the long exposure open for 40s allowed for the subject up front to be in focus, the water to be silky smooth and the people on the rock jet out to be ghost like.
Fisgard Lighthouse was constructed in 1859-1860 to mark the entrance to Esquimalt Harbour and is the first lighthouse on the west side of Canada. The tide was very low on the day that I took this photo and I was able to walk out quite a distance from the Esquimalt causeway and used my 70x200mm zoom lens to capture this photograph. The sun was shining directly on the lighthouse and the clouds had a nice variation of light and dark to create a perfect background.
Fall weather had set in on this cool rainy October morning in Brights Grove. This was to be a very long exposure to capture the contrast colours of light and dark grey in the clouds. It was also important to smooth out the motion of water to help set the mood for the calm and soothing story I wanted for this photograph. This image was shot at f/22, ISO100, as a 15-minute exposure with a ND 9 stop filter. I hope you enjoy this image!
This long exposure photo was taken at Fairly Lake on Vancouver Island. When I stood at the side of the lake staring at this beautiful Douglas Fir tree, also referred to as the "Bonsai" tree, I felt peaceful and wanted to capture my feelings in this photo. "Bonsai, in general, symbolize harmony, peace, order of thoughts, balance and all that is good in nature." This photo is dedicated in memory of my daughter, Hayley.