"a slice of paradise" 💧
"withered away" 🍁
thank you guys so much for 70,000 followers. it's crazy to think that we are more than two thirds of the way to 100,000 now. had you told me a couple years ago that this would happen, i would have never believed you. beyond thankful for all of you who decided to hit that follow button. you guys are definitely a key factor in keeping me motivated to never stop creating. i'm going to be doing another giveaway very soon to show my appreciation. i'm currently just sorting out the details on that. but it's gonna be a good one: prints, courses, tutorials; et cetera. stay tuned! 🙏🏼
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i must say, rainy days have some of the best sunsets. it can be pouring rain throughout the day, but all you need is a little opening in the clouds close to sunset, and you can get some of the most amazing conditions for photography. this was just one of many instances when that happened. i'm glad i had my gear on me at the time to capture it. 📸
"mountain lodge" 🏔️
a very famous view from the beautiful emerald lake of yoho national park. there's just something so aesthetically pleasing about log cabins in the mountains. but it's not often that you get such a nice view as you do with this little restaurant. i may just have to dine here next time i pay a visit. though i can imagine the food costs quite a premium price considering it's location... oh well, you get what you pay for. 💲
"broken mirrors" 🌄
fairy lake, one of the most popular locations of vancouver island here on instagram. this little tree sure is unique. it's a young douglas fir that found a home on the stump of an older douglas fir in the middle of a lake. who knew such a little tree could have such a profound effect on any photographer that comes by. i've wanted to get a photograph of this tree for quite a while now but i've always seen it with terrible lighting conditions. i finally got my chance to capture it during blue hour the other night after visiting port renfrew for the day. i took this 20s exposure at around 135mm. the water was perfectly still and offered an excellent reflection for this shot. now i just need to come back and capture it in some fog... one day. 🌫️
"collateral colours" 🎨
"entering twilight" ☁️
low-key getting a little tired of the same old scenes around me. if only i lived right beside the rockies as everyone thinks i do... that'd be amazing. the one downside of canada, despite how stunning it is, is that it's a huge country and everything is quite spread out. which is something most non-canadians don't really understand. but that's okay, as long as you're willing to drive for 12+ hours away from home, you can reach beautiful scenery like this. i'll definitely be doing that again sometime in the summer; i can't wait.
"the river of reflections" ☁️
"lost but not forgotten" 🌌
whenever i'm out exploring a scene i always seem to have this composition hidden away in my mind. i've seen so many amazing photos of singled out trees that truly tell a story in their landscape. but being from a place that's full of dense forests, it's often difficult to find just one tree by itself in a scene. fortunately, i managed to find this one. i captured this image a few weeks ago when there weren't many leaves on the trees yet. i may have to go back when it's in full bloom again. but i wanted to do a dreamy day-to-night edit on this image and emphasize the overall mood. i'm sure that if trees could talk, this one would have quite the story to tell.