4th Annual Worldwide Photowalk October 1, 2011 / by Craig Roberts

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I've attached a few photos from this past weekend's Worldwide Photowalk in Langley, BC.  This is the third photowalk I've had the opportunity to participate in (I missed last years due to a scheduling conflict), and the first in the fall season (the previous ones being held during the month of July).  Each successive walk I've attended can be summed up simply in one word: discovery.  This year's location ended up being only a few miles from my home, yet it was a place previously I never knew existed. "Jamestown", located in the Fraser Valley between Langley and Aldergrove, was originally settled back in 1865 as a dairy farm situated on almost 100 acres - after refocusing the property as an equine facility and poplar tree plantation back in 2000, it also became a popular location for the local film industry. As a result, the filming has left an authentic Western town as part of its legacy. The dozen or so buildings are throwbacks to those that spotted the landscape here a century or so ago, including the "town" church.

There was so much to take in here, however I found myself racing against the fleeting evening light, focused on shooting elements of the buildings and facades rather than the structures themselves.  The few images I captured reflecting these elements are the ones I have featured.