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Supermoon

Last night there was a so called “supermoon“, a supermoon is when the moon is (slightly) closer to earth due to the shape of it’s orbit in conjunction with it being a full or new moon. While not totally uncommon this phenomenon only occurs about once every 14 months.

To take advantage of this I went down to Pipers Lagoon as I figured it would offer some of the best views in Nanaimo. It seems that a number of other people had the same idea and there where a number of other people and photographers who had the same idea.

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The moon rises over horizon.

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As the moon rose the tide receded leaving exposed rocks behind.

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Once up the moon continued to dazzle

 

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Fog

This winter was a little strange, it was much drier than usual and strangely warm. What this did mean is it seemed like there was a number of days when everything was covered in a thick blanket of fog. This made for some unique opportunities to put a new spin on some locations I have visited in the past to get some new photos.

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Favourites From 2013

2013 has been a good year for photo opportunities, I got to do a number of hikes all over Vancouver Island, spend 3 weeks in Iceland and even a sailing trip up the Princess Louisa Inlet. All these amazing opportunities generated a number of photos that I enjoy. The following is a selection of a few of my favourites from the past year in no particular order. I am hoping that I will have more opportunities in the upcoming year as I did this year. Thanks to everyone out there who helped make these possible.

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Strathcona Hiking

A few weeks ago I spent 4 days hiking in the stunning mountains located in Strathcona Provincial park. We first hiked in to Baby Bedwell lake to setup base camp. From here we would explore some of the surrounding areas including Mt. Tom Taylor. While the weather was not ideal we made the most of it and on the plus side it never rained!

The hike up to Baby Bedwell while steep was a very good trail which was easy to follow and provided some nice views of some streams.

Our first views of Baby Bedwell lake where far from the stunning vistas of the surrounding mountains that people had been raving about…

It was far from summer at camp.

The following morning we started out on our attempt to summit Mt. Tom Taylor. The weather was much the same with limited visibility and we had some difficulty finding the trail but eventually we got going. While it was nearly August we still where dealing with winter conditions.

Once we got closer to the summit the clouds did break a few times to tease us with the views we missed on the way up.

The following day we had a bit of a break in the weather and decided to enjoy some of the views we missed the day before and explored Bedwell lake area.

Overall it was an amazing trip and I can not wait to get back into the mountains.

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Summer Solstice

After what seems like a very wet spring “summer” is officially here. While it has warmed up it seems that things are still pretty wet. The solstice this week was a beautifully calm (and dry!) night and was a perfect opportunity to enjoy a nice fire down at the beach.

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