Lower Alouette Forest


Before Vancouver was settled, it was an active centre for logging. Golden Ears Provincial Park was logged about 100 years before this picture was taken. You can compare the forest against the stump to see that it will take many more centuries before the original forest is restored. It would have been nice if the loggers had left just a few more of the climax forests intact for us to enjoy near to our home.

This photograph was made when the air was still with thick clouds overhead, in fact it was raining very lightly at the time. The lichen on the trees is sharply rendered despite the long exposure. (Even very gentle air movement moves this lichen) We like this image printed on two panels, hung close together, as each panel nicely stands on its own.