Lens-Artists: Changing or Changeable

Seasonal changes alter the landscape, deep greens give over to vibrant amber, flaming reds and oranges, and cold… A photographer alters the light, shifts the focus, tempers the colour and perfects the image’s final delivery. In the same way, I look within, search for the beauty, adjust flaws, accept what I cannot change, and strive […]

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Photo A Week: Water

Water, I confess, holds me in its spell – I would follow it across the land from the Oregon coast, and ocean swell to the Arizona rivers, oh so grand: Set me by a waterfall and I will swoon, mesmerized by such awesome power, even deafened by its thunderous boom, I could watch the motion […]

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Fences

Fences? My first reaction was that I avoid fences in my photography, and now that we’ve moved into a neighbourhood without them, I will not be able to participate.  Then, I revisited old photographs, and what do you know?  Fences! The featured image is a garden gate at the Butchart Botanical Gardens in Victoria, B.C. The […]

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CFFC: Coffee Shop

Fogg Dukkers Coffee Shop in Campbell River, B.C. is a one-of-a-kind, road and beach side hang out. The barn door entrance is emblematic of the rest of the decor – the walls decorated with witty sayings. The furnishings are basic, and the warmth from the wood stove is very welcome on cold or rainy days. […]

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CFFC: Seaplanes

It rained for days on end, the April we spent on Vancouver Island, so when the sun came out, we headed for the water.  Nanaimo Harbour is a hive of activity, with walking paths, a children’s playground, ferry docks, and seaplane tours. There is something about planes landing on water that fascinates. (Thanks to Cee’s […]

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Back to Campbell River

We’ve just had lunch in Comox – a quaint, mostly retirement community, judging by the services that line the main street.  Mary’s, a small cafe with gluten-free options, is where we met up with Pippa for our last day of exploration on the island. The plan from here is to head north.  I tag along […]

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A Lake and A Pub

Westwood Lake, situated in the foothills of Mt. Benson, Nanaimo, is an unexpected surprise.  Pulling into the parking lot, I am eager to get out and explore.  The parking lot fronts a beach area and there are trails leading in either direction – over 5 km of walking trails, as well as mountain biking trails […]

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