Aerial Photography

Usually when I fly it is on a large commercial jet with tiny windows and no room to use a DSLR. Recently I took a return trip between Victoria harbour and Vancouver harbour on a Harbour Air float plane and I had an easy time taking photos.  One of the other benefits of this was also the relatively low altitude compared with large jets.

three harbour air float planes and one other lined up in Vancouver harbour

A Flock of Float Planes

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Project Shoestring 

For my latest post, I thought I’d present my latest diversion. Normally, I post some sort of landscape photos and a short story about where I took them. Today is not normal. I have decided to start a project that I plan to build on from this one post and eventually create a separate image gallery for it. I am calling it Project Shoestring because that’s how they hang… a single shoe dangles by a lace from a power line

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Reflecting Upon a Restaurant

I went for a brief walk around the Cooper’s Cove area in the Sooke Basin and had a chance to take a few photos of the Stickleback West Coast Eatery, which, by  the way, is a great place to grab a meal after a day of kayaking.  This is a favourite area of mine, because it is close to the Galloping Goose regional trail, where I take a lot of photos, and provides great access to a sheltered cove.  I have seen many excellent photos taken from kayaks, but as of yet, I have limited myself to using an iPhone in a waterproof case when I am on the water.  The idea of taking my DSLR in a little kayak makes me rather nervous, to say the least, but it is really something I want to do.  Perhaps, in the future, I will venture out on a calm day and ease into it.  For now, I leave you with an HDR image of the Stickleback.

a seaside restaurant reflecting on calm waters in HDR

The Stickleback West Coast Grill

Exciting Changes

The blog has been silent for a little longer than I would like, but that’s because there have been many changes going on lately.  Many, but not all, have little to do with this blog.  I have decided; however, to try and raise the bar on the blog, so, over then next while there will be some visible changes around here.  The first of those is the URL (or website address) has been shortened, by removing “wordpress” from it (although the old URL will continue to redirect to the new one).  The site is now officially wilddrakephotography.com

Look for more changes soon.

bald eagle in the blue sky

Time to Soar