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  • Late Start to the New Year

    A week and a bit into 2023 and I am writing the first post since a flurry in September. So I'll start with the image that I shared with some friends for a New Year's Greeting and a couple of others which were all taken in December 2022. Next post I'll share some from the beginning of 2023. This point of view here is looking eastish from the path at the Resthaven bird sanctuary area. Slightly earlier was this view. Just farther along the path toward the point I found this excellent tree.

  • And Dawn is Later

    As I get older, I find myself being less and less a morning person. I still love mornings, but I don't like that they come so early as much as I used to. So the fall is wonderful because the sunrises start to become more accessible. My first arrival to the park gave me a view of the garden edge below the sky before the sun peeked out. The ubiquitously invasive blackberry bushes are showing above the hedge. My first cut of this image silhouetted the foreground but I think the hint of green is useful. This colour image of the Sidney Fishing Pier is an echo of a previous photo that has sold a number of times as a Monochromish presentation. This was captured well into winter and as you can see by the shadow was a bit later in the day. A few minutes later the sun rose to be clearly visible as half a disk. A slightly more abstract imagining of the dawn takes us to a somewhat apocalyptic world of extreme contrast. Along the sea wall a log on the beach points as if to emphasize the beast in the sky that to some is a fish while others are take to a wizarding world of movies. And the magic time is almost over. Time has come to pack up the gear and head for a coffee and review of the morning's shoot on my laptop. Square is a format that is very useful in a world where the standard view is becoming more consistently 16:9. When I started photography in the film days, many of the very best cameras were square format.

  • Sunset's Earlier Now

    On Saturday I rushed to get out in time for the 7ish sunset at a local beach. The tide was fairly high which proved both an advantage and a disadvantage. It was great that the water came high enough below my vantage point that I could get reflections right to the shore. It was not so great that I couldn't get down to the beach itself until pretty much dark. First, on the way to the beach, there was a fairly dramatic show of shadows with the potential to be a bit spooky. As the sun set over the North end of the Malahat, it lit my favourite Madrona tree with a spectacular show. It was almost fully dark when I caught this heron hunting in the night. It is amazing that the bird stood still for the full length of this time exposure. The last of the evening, before I packed up my gear and headed for home was an exposure that caught the last of the colour of the sunset and recorded the lights on the farther shore. All of these images were caught by a Nikon D800 with a Sigma 24-70 lens sitting on my old faithful Manfrotto tripod. I have a portrait of that from another shoot that I caught with my iPhone.

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    ÍY ȻENs TÁĆEL. It is good that you have come. I greet you in the SENĆOŦEN language as a way of honouring W̱SÁNEĆ homeland, where I am honoured to work and live. (North Saanich, BC, Canada) I thank my friends for welcoming me here. HÍSW̱KE SIÁM NE SĆÁLEĆE. Ken Foster Ken Foster is a photographic artist who is headquartered in North Saanich, British Columbia. He creates images in a variety of styles which explore the moods created by light and texture. Ken offers images for sale and a variety of consulting and tutorial options for people wishing to improve their relationship with their technologies.

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