Last night, I spent a warm spring evening photographing along the Nanaimo waterfront. I was accompanied by Jack, Paul, John, and Rick, 4 other members of the Oceanside Photographers. We started off nicely by photographing the super worm wolf blood orange moon at Swy-A-Lana Lagoon! I spun a few orbs and tried some light painting with not too much success!
After an insane non-stop 2 weeks at work I took Saturday off to just go photograph. I had no agenda, no planned shots. It’s Herring season so I was hoping to find an open fishery somewhere along the coast and photograph the action. That all turned into a sunrise at Sebastian Beach in Lantzville and later stalking one lazy eagle for hours at French Creek! Pete, Dwight and I parked ourselves in front of an eagle for over 3 hours and photographed him scratching, pooping and stretching! I chased away my sadness later with a blue cheese burger at the French Creek pub! Just kidding! It was all good fun. A whole day without one work phone call or text is pretty rare these days.
You can just feel spring making it’s presence felt. The nights and mornings still belong to winter but we are seeing more sunlight and during the day the sun has such a beautiful warmth to it. And the sun has brought some pretty wonderful light wit h it as well! The 1st image is from a sunset shoot out at Jack Point and the 2nd is from a sunrise shoot this morning at Neck Point Park.
I bundled up real good this morning and forced my lazy butt to go down to the Pacific Biological Station to do some early morning long exposures of the docks.
Here are a couple of 3-4 minute exposures that I think turned out nicely