Thursday, November 27, 2014

Cleveland Dam

Cleveland Dam North Vancouver

Built 1954
Height 296 feet
Width 642 feet
Concrete 144,000 cu/yds
Reservoir 16,500,000,000 gallons

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Vancouver waterfront at sunset

Here are a few pictures from last week in Vancouver. Nice to get away from the usual surroundings, great way to see things in a fresh new way photography wise!

Monday, November 24, 2014

Vancouver Island Roosevelt Elk

Quite a number of years ago a small herd of Roosevelt Elk was transplanted to Vancouver Island. Over the years their numbers increased and original herd split into a number of herds. A couple of days ago I finally had the opportunity to photograph some of these Elk.

I took a number of pictures hand held with the Sigma 120-400, it was near dusk but the Sigma was up to the task and did a great job in the low light! Here are two of the better captures.

Friday, November 21, 2014

The duck didn't duck

Better known as lunch!

This eagle snagged a duck from the water (in a cove out of my site unfortunately) and brought it back to it's perch to eat. You can see the feathers floating away as the eagle plucks them out.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

More miscellaneous Eagle pictures...

Here are a couple more miscellaneous Eagle pictures.

I took the top picture just after a nasty rain squall, the Eagles were trying to get their wings dried out!

And the bottom picture, I was out taking some boat pictures and found this Eagle just sitting on a broken off tree watching me, so I took it's picture too!

Monday, November 17, 2014

Seaspan panorama

I took this panorama with my cell phone and am posting it from my phone as I'm away from my trusty old desktop computer for a couple of days. Hopefully it comes through ok...

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Thinking Warm

As I sit here at my computer staring out the window watching it snow I decided something warm would be in order. So I fixed a cup of coffee with some Irish cream and started looking through my Maui sunset photos.

Friday, November 14, 2014


As soon as the rain started and the temperatures cooled off the mushrooms came out. I have no idea the names of any of these or whether they are edible or not, but I do know is that there are mushrooms of many different sizes, shapes and colors that grow here on Vancouver Island!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Dew on clover

I took this picture a couple of weeks ago before our first frost. Since then the temperature here has gotten down as low as -5° C. or 23° F. and most of the more delicate plants are done until next spring.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Blustery day in Hardy Bay

Northerly outflow winds over here on the West Coast of Canada has given us cold temperatures, clear skies and blustery winds, oh and some nice photo opportunities as well! These are both taken with the Sigma 120-400 at 400mm and cropped to about 30% of the original.