March 2010 Theme: Water / by Craig Roberts

The Langley Camera Club theme for March: water.  You would think living on the west coast of British Columbia I would have an abundance of images stockpiled for just such an occasion, but apparently that's not the case.

The first two are from last summer, on the Worldwide Photowalk along the seawall at Spanish Banks; the hosts of the Photowalk here locally, David duChemin and Dave Delnea had made arrangements to have a couple of models near the end of the walk, to introduce some natural lighting techniques for the participants, just to make things that more interesting. Somehow these guys managed to coax one of our models to climb down the seawall and trudge through knee-high water to small spit about 15 feet from shore.  These two images were shot at about 7:30pm, using a large reflector with the natural setting light.

2009-07-18-137
2009-07-18-137
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2009-07-18-094

And an abstract image I shot one year at the local indoor swimming pool ~ they have these great water jets along the sides of the pool that go off in the afternoon or during kid's birthday parties. In the right light they offer a great deal of intrigue, at least to me ...

Waterpark Spray
Waterpark Spray

One final image, looking north up from Sonora Island, just east of Campbell River on the east coast of Vancouver Island.  This is perhaps my favorite place to visit, anytime you can be out on a boat and have orcas swimming within metres of you is not only breathtaking but wondrous as well.

Out from Sonora Island
Out from Sonora Island