Botanical Beach is located on the south-west edge of Vancouver Island, just past Port Renfrew, BC, and it is one of my favourite local spots to visit for photography.
I managed to avoid the rain for my visit to the beach, but it was an overcast, moody day. My original plan had been to photograph the tide pools, as well as try out my new Tiffen ND & graduated ND filters, however, with the stormy seas and cloudy sky, I decided to focus on seascapes.
The ND filters helped with the long exposures and gave the water a smooth look, despite the stormy sea. With the overcast weather I though that a black and white photo would help show the mood.
The constantly churning sea and crashing waves have taken their toll on the rocky surfaces of the beach and have worn them down so that you can easily see the layers. I found it interesting that the layers are all stacked at quite an angle as they were pushed up from below the surface of the earth, to be weathered and worn down.
It was a good afternoon walking the beach, but just as the waves rush in to the beach, the must return to the sea and I soon had to return home, leaving my ongoing exploration of Botanical Beach on hold until next time.
On the way back up the beach, towards the trail, I spotted a clamshell that I couldn’t pass by without taking out my camera one last time.
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