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Like the mist before the sun


It was a lovely morning, with the fresh, new sunlight slicing across the surf below us.

Point No Point Resort
near Sooke, British Columbia
photographed 4.22.2013

Sea-placed Rocks


On my recent trip with Ehpem, we stopped by Botanical Beach, where I spotted these rocks, the smaller ones forced by the sea’s power into the crevice in the larger stone. Eventually, of course, all of them will be ground into sand.

near Port Renfrew, British Columbia
photographed 4.22.2015

Footbridge to the end of the day

This is the next-to-last in our planned collaboration; however, Ehpem and I have another project up our photographic sleeves…

But in the meantime, here’s what he had to say about this place:

Our collaboration continues.

This bridge is built on top of a very large log. I wonder how they got the log across the gap. Perhaps a tsunami dropped it there long ago. What will the resort do when it needs replacing?

This is a lovely spot and the bridge which has bright red railings unexpectedly adds to the beauty. Perversely we both chose to process our photographs in black and white.

Lacking a very wide-angle lens and space to back up for an equivalent look, Melinda chose to emphasis the spider-like pattern of the bridge railings. From her point of view it is creepy to walk into that embrace.

I think these two photos are an excellent example of collaboration. They emphasize quite different aspects of the scene and do so in a way that enhances one another.



I have to add that I am jealous of Ehpem’s shot – it’s so wide and gives more of the sense of what that bridge felt like.

Point No Point Resort, British Columbia
photographed 4.21.2015

You can see Ehpem’s post here, and the series here.



My excellent host, Ehpem, just happened to plan our adventure in a way that included a stop at an abandoned house (he knows me well) and we spent an enjoyable morning exploring the place. You can see his first image from that stop here.

Are you surprised that this is in color? I am, too, a little bit, but those blues and greens were just too lovely to convert to shades of gray.

Jordan River, British Columbia
photographed 4.22.15

Clouds reaching toward the sea


Planning a trip around low tide is something that wouldn’t occur to me, since I live on the High Plains. (We’d be more likely to plan a trip when the wind is generally calm, which we define as “below 45 miles per hour.”) Anyway, my tour guides, Ehpem and his lovely spouse, planned our day so we’d arrive at this beach at low tide. That gave us a view of the tidepools and rocks. The waves and clouds were especially accommodating that day, too, and all of us found lots of things to photograph.

Botanical Beach
San Juan de Fuca Provincial Park, British Columbia
photographed 4.22.2015

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