Night Photography in Sooke

Night Photography in Sooke

I have done very little night time photography, but hope to do more in the future.  It will be fun to explore astrophotography and light painting and then post about it here for you to enjoy.  

starlight illuminates the Sooke boardwalk
Night at the Sooke Marine Boardwalk

The Sooke Marine Boardwalk is a great place for a walk at any time.  It stretches between the Rotary Pier, near the bottom of a long staircase from the south end of Murray Road, to the long winding pathway & up to Ed Macgreggor Park.  During the day there are lots of people wandering about it and you’ll often see people crab fishing off the pier and boardwalk.  

blurred people walk along the Sooke waterfront at night
Ghostly Walkers on the Marine Boardwalk

There are always a few boats anchored in the harbour.  Some of them seem to remain in place almost all the time, while others come and go.

a meteorite can be seen streaking above a sailboat in the Sooke harbour
A Sailboat in the Sooke Harbour

A clear night at this time of year made for almost ideal conditions to watch the sky for meteors and other celestial events.

twin meteorites streak across the Milky Way
Stars and Forest

The year has been going by quickly and soon it will be time to reflect upon the past and look toward the future.  With that in mind, it won’t be long before I start work on my top ten image list of 2018 (which, as usual, will be published in January) as well as and exciting new project I will announce before the end of December.

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A New Place and an Old Favourite

I recently learned of another park nearby; the Blinkhorn Nature Park, which has a wooded trail surrounding a small lake and today was the perfect day to check it out.  For most of the way around the lake, the trail was far enough away that you could only catch the odd glimpse of the water through the trees.  There was one nice approach to the lake that offered an interesting view, though.

a mirror image photograph of Blinkhorn lake, partially covered in ice

Looking across Blinkhorn Lake

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Phogtography Part II

Once again it was a foggy day near the water and previous plans had to be altered.  Not that I minded, as I kind of enjoy the fog.  In fact, this is the second time I am dedicating a post to “Photography”.  This time I went down to the Rotary Pier, on the Sooke Harbour waterfront and had a nice leisurely stroll.

Maple Leaf on the Boardwalk as people fish for crab

Into The Fog

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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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