I just spent a couple of days in the Port Renfrew area on the West coast of Vancouver Island. I was happy to see other people enjoying the outdoors even with the freezing temperature. I met surfers, hikers and even campers. Despite the bright sun, which cameras translate with strong contrast images, I managed a few good shots of the crushing waves with highlights of blues and greens. I also photographed a second growth forest with remains of an old-growth forest for a project (more to come on that subject). I find that the West coast of the island offers different photo opportunities than the East: the light, subjects and even landscape vary. As a local pointed out, they get the sunset and we get the sunrise.
In the next few months I have several workshops in English and in French. Don’t miss your chance to learn in the field with a full-time nature photographer. Sign up today for half-day workshops on Saturdays afternoon. Or if you want to take more time to practice and learn, register for a 3-5 days workshop. Places are limited so participants get the most out of the workshop with one-on-one time, post-processing techniques and constructive critique of images. The next 5-day workshop is from 24 to 28 March. Come to Vancouver Island and witness the gathering of eagles and sea lions for the herring spawn! Details here.