When travelling to British Columbia it is difficult not to fall in love with the beautiful scenery. This short article features a small selection of Saanich Peninsula landscapes captured hand-held with a Nikon 1 J5.
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When visiting this part of British Columbia in early April one can be treated to bursts of colours from spring flowers along with the green hues of the forests.
I love the texture of tree bark and the forests of the Saanich Peninsula do not disappoint.
Meandering interior roads can add to the charm of the rustic setting of the Saanich Peninsula.
Due to the plentiful rain you can find many examples of moss and lichen on the trees which can create a surreal feeling in your photographs. Many areas reminded me of the West Coast of the South Island of New Zealand.
Many of the trails in the public parks are quiet and serene, yielding pleasing image opportunities.
Depending on your creative mood you can compose photographs to make the moss and lichen the ‘hero’ of your images.
Being a peninsula, shoreline photographs can be created in a wide range of locations. You can incorporate man-made elements setting up some juxtaposition with nature.
At other times you may choose to simply celebrate the rugged, natural beauty in your photographs.
Tall, slender pine tress and hanging boughs can also add a feeling of natural elegance to landscape images.
All images were captured hand-held using a Nikon 1 J5 and 1 Nikon 10-100mm f/4-5.6 lens. All photographs in this article were produced from RAW files using my standard process of DxO OpticsPro 11, CS6 and the Nik Collection.
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