Okay, this is another one of those “is it a Mountain Monday or Flower Friday” type issues. This one is not, however, a picture. It is in fact a time lapse video I shot when up on Holzworth the other day. I wanted to see how long the movie was if I left the camera there for about an hour (actually, just about an hour and a half). So it’s like a photo, but it changes over time.
Apologies to Tumbler Residents; Telus is still not here, so you’ll have to click play, then walk away for ten or twenty minutes while it loads. I know, I know, but it’s the best we can do for now. But Telus high speed is on it’s way in the next few weeks. Yay!
A week or so ago I was asked to drive out to Kinuseo to do some more scouting for a movie that was filming out there. On the way back home, at sunset, I stopped to shoot this silhouette of the mountains on the far side of the Murray River.
It was a few years ago when I went into Monkman Park for a few days, and while I was there, I took a bunch of shots of Monkman Falls, one of ten waterfalls that make up the cascades, hoping for a portfolio shot.
I then forgot about them.
Nearly a year later, I was poking back through my folders and remembered that I still had these kicking around. Here’s the first photo from the series and one of our favourites of all time.
A few kilometres below the better known Quality Falls, Quality Creek enters a narrow canyon that has a precipitous overhang and a couple of waterfalls, including this one. Sometime in the last few months, a large amount of rocks has fallen down, covering part of the creek, which now flows underground for about 40 feet. I took the picture from where the creek flows out from this little pool at the base of the waterfall. The creek is accessed from the pullout about 4 km outside of Tumbler Ridge.
Here’s a shot I took while flying over Monkman on a location scouting trip a few weeks ago. It wasn’t the nicest day for a flight through the mountains, but the clouds were nice and dramatic, and they made the light more even, which is sometimes a good thing.
I’ve been wanting to, meaning to, get out with John for the last couple of years, but the timing never worked out. He was busy, I wasn’t. I was busy, he was climbing.
Knowing this, he asked me if I was free on a Tuesday. In late September. After the snow had already started to fall at higher elevations, to go out and take some photos. I said yes. Trouble is, he said, I can only line up one other person.
I was cool with that, and so we headed out to Babcock Falls, where John likes to climb. I had a vision for the shots, but not knowing how things would actually look, I didn’t get everything set up properly, so I just took some pictures of John and Katrina climbing down the falls (I guess technically, that’d be rappelling) once.
So this is a teaser for next year, when I get the lights set up in the right place.
I found myself along the Tumbler Ridge Point Trail for a few hours last week, and unlike most times, when I’m tearing through on my bike, this time I was on foot and carrying a whole whack of camera gear for purposes that shall remain hidden for now (mostly because I failed in my task).
While I was out there, I took some pictures of burgeoning spring just for fun. These aren’t serious landscape shots, mostly just detail shots, but some of them worked out okay, I think.