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Mystic Beach, Vancouver Island

Vancouver Island is famous for many things, one of which is the huge trees. The Island’s ecosystem is perfect for growing the biggest firs and cedars in the world. I’m blessed to access these trees within a few hours of my home.

A more morbid goal, is to see and capture all of these beautiful trees before outdated logging practices wipe the old growth off the face of the earth. I’ve seen places on my “list to photograph” be logged and destroyed, to be forever crossed off my list. Taking woodland photos is also my kryptonite. Others find it second nature. It’s one of my biggest challenges.

I seem to lack patience, planning and the ability to really appreciate the soft light that illuminates trees. Everyone was once a beginner, so this gallery is a collection of being in the right place at the right time to capture the light. My patience is a work in progress!

My favorite places to capture images are Port Renfrew, Central Walbran and Juan de Fuca Park.