Sunshine and Forest


With the spring the showers decrease out here in Vancouver and we head out hiking. Usually the mountains still have a heavy load of snow so we head through the forested valleys (well we also do most of our kayaking in the spring).

This picture was made on a trail to Norvan Falls in Lynn Valley Regional Park, North Vancouver. This is an easy hiking season opener because, although it's 15km round-trip, there's only a very modest slope. The picture evokes the west coast rainforest image of low clouds depositing moisture on the needles of the conifers. Actually it was a nearly cloudless day and the sun was burning the dew off those needles.

This picture is actually the combination in the computer of two exposures. There was too much contrast for conventional film to record - and probably a CCD as well. The two exposures were made hand-held from the same spot.