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Posts tagged “lake

So many ducks

Ducks are irresistible when you’re little.  This little guys mom was feeding the ducks, despite the gigantic sign not three meters away warning against the domestication of the local duck and goose population.  He was surrounded, yet he did not run and scream.  What surprised me most was that he didn’t chase the ducks away.  My son would have been barbarically yawping his way along the beach scaring all living things, ducks and humans alike.

Pentax K20D; Pentax M SMC 50mm; f2.8; ISO 200; 1/320 sec.

I thought it less like a lake…

… and more like a moat…I need you so much closer…

I was playing tonight, at Mill Lake in Abbotsford, with my camera’s ability to shoot in the dark.  Then, while processing, I was listening to “Transatlanticism” by DCFC and got the feeling that someone was across the lake, looking at me while I was shooting.

Thinking about it now and listening to Death Cab, I think we often put up moats that we think are protecting us but are really shutting us off from one another.   Hmm…

Pentax K20D; Pentax M SMC 50mm; f11; ISO 1600; 1/6 sec.


I’m glad the sun came out and turned the water in the cedars to steam.  Otherwise this shot would have been very difficult.  I mean, I’m pretty sure I don’t have the “x-man” power to vaporize water, and I have no idea how I would have otherwise created that lovely, low-lying cloud.

Pentax K20D; Pentax DA 18-55 AL II; f11; ISO 400; 1/250 sec.


I fell in love with Ansel Adams’ photos when I first saw one.  Ever since then I have tried to capture in my own photos what it was that made me love his photos.  It never works, but I consider it the unattainable goal for which I will always strive.

Pentax K20D; Pentax DA 18-55mm AL II; f22; ISO 100; 1/15 sec.; ev -1; b&w in PS CS4

Sneak Peek

Shhh…we’re hunting great views of Cultus Lake.

We sneaked onto the grounds of Stillwood Camp and Conference Centre and wandered around a bit, and then we found this lovely little view.

Pentax K20D; Pentax DA 18-55mm AL II; f11; ISO 400; 1/320 sec.


…spent together is nice.

Although I’m practically across the lake taking this picture of my happy family.

Okay…time spent taking photos of my family is nice.  There.  All better.

Pentax K20D; Pentax DA 18-55mm AL II; f22; ISO 100; 1/13 sec.