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natural close-up

i’m a big lover of nature.
there is so much beauty in this world.
plant life never ceases to amazing me.
the variety and vibrance feels infinite. Continue reading natural close-up

by car, by boat, by foot

Just over a week ago, my boyfriend Cal & I, my Dad & his girlfriend Diane, and a couple of my Dad’s running friends (Dana, Mary Lou, & Ron) all travelled up to Victoria, B.C. to run some road races. Cal & I ran the 8k road race; Dad, Dana & Ron ran the half-marathon. Mary Lou and Diane were our cheerleaders. The weather was amazing the whole time and we all had so much fun.

I took this whole roll that day starting with the ferry ride. I took many more photos along the way but I thought sharing this one roll, taken over about 8 hours on the first day of our trip was a nice way to tell this story. It has the feeling of an adventure.

It was a lovely 4.5 hour drive to Port Angeles, then an hour and a half ferry ride into Victoria. I fell a bit in love with the look of the water from the Ferry.

We got into Victoria around 3 p.m. We all stayed at the Empress(!) so we got off the ferry and checked right into our hotel.

 

How awesome is my boyfriend for carrying my bag there? He’s pretty awesome.

 

 

The shot below is the view from our room. I love all the ivy growing on the Empress. Such a gorgeous place.

And this next photo was the view from my Dad & Diane’s room. I wanted to go check out this little courtyard but never got a chance too. Next time!

Aren’t these old ships awesome? I would love to take a trip on one.

We took a trip to Spinnakers on one of the little harbor taxi’s, so fun!

Had to have a beer, to try out the local brews… I went for the tasting option. 4 beers instead of 1.

This was the view from our table at Spinnakers. Not too shabby.

We headed out just as the sun was setting. We had a long walk back to our hotel and once the sun was down, it really started to cool off.

It was a perfect first day in Victoria. I hope to share more photos from the trip here soon.

All photos in this post were made with my Olympus OM-2n, 50mm 1.8 lens and a roll of Kodak Ektar 100 film.

words

As many of you know, I participate in a photography project called Words to Shoot By. Every couple of weeks we shoot three new photos (in any format) interpreting a word. We had a special post today that had our normal crew plus 16 guests! I have to say, it’s one of the most beautiful posts I have seen in a while.

Below are the three images I contributed for today’s post. Our word was water. I made these images with my Olympus OM-2n, 50mm 1.8 lens, and Kodak Ektar 100 film at the end of August while boating across the ever gorgeous Redfish Lake in Idaho. Such a lovely place.

water

This was a really fun one to shoot for! Now go check out everybody else’s!

lost lake

over memorial day weekend, we (Cal, me, my older brother Tyson, and his wife Emily) decided to kick off the summer right with an impromptu camping trip. we decided to go to wahtum lake but got two miles away and came across a huge snowdrift. there was now way we were making it through that, especially considering a guy with a 4WD truck was stuck. Cal and Ty help the guy get unstuck and then we headed back the way we came. we had seen signs for Lost Lake on our way up so we decided to take the back way there.

We got lost a couple of time, taking different logging roads then came across another huge snow drift… geez… not having much luck. we headed back and found the correct way to Lost Lake. so after about three hours (it was supposed to be two) and a lot of windy roads we found ourself at a lake and we got our camping on!

this was my first time to lost lake and i have to tell you, while it was very cold, it was also very very beautiful. the lake is surrounded by old growth trees. the ground is actually make up of dead old growth trees. they just let them fall and decay and they become a rather cushy forest floor.

you know me… i always come prepared with many cameras. this trip i brought three and my phone. these photos are taken with my phone and later in the post, with my dslr. i really like the photos i got with my dslr. a reminder to use it more this summer. these two below i haven’t got the film back yet but i will… soon! i can’t wait!

anyway… back to the trip. that evening, after setting up camp, we went for along the lake. isn’t this path gorgeous. this alone makes me want to go back. it goes on and on and on…

oh and we had to make a trip to the lost lake store for some firewood and came across this adorable scene.

before we left, Cal and I bought fishing licenses… you know, just in case. we brought all the necessary tools to do the job too. so the next morning, after a very cold night, we decided to give it a go.

i adore morning fog and clear clean lakes. we had a great time and started catching fish fairly quickly.

within an hour and a half, we caught 9 (!) fish. it was a lot of fun.

Cal got to work cleaning them up. He’s quite handy. :-D

this was the stream he cleaned them in. isn’t it lovely?

Norah, my brother’s dog, was very excited to see us fishing.

Isn’t she adorable?

Nothing better then catching your breakfast. We ate like kings and queens.

It was a great time. It’s amazing what you can fit in during just one overnight camping trip. It really felt like we got away. I am really excited for this summer and our future adventures. I hope to share more of them with you here.

Thanks for visiting!