The Voyage Home • Vancouver Island, Sooke to Port Renfrew Part V

Sidney, Vancouver Island, British Columbia
Nikon D800, Nikon 24mm PC-E, 1/6 sec @ f/11, ISO 50, Manfrotto tripod, Singh-Ray LB Circular Polarizer, Singh-Ray 2 stop hard edge grad, cable release,

It was time to go home.  Unlike the crew of the Enterprise, I would not be concerned with having to board a bird of prey with it’s  “Klingon stench” and “sour stomach” food packs.  The cloaking device would not be needed nor would I be concerned with time travel  and a slingshot around the sun to return to my own time period to bring back two humpback whales named George and Gracie.

Sidney, Vancouver Island, British Columbia
Nikon D800, Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8, 1/8 sec @ f/16, ISO 400, Manfrotto tripod, Nikon Circular Polarizer, Singh-Ray 2 stop hard edge grad, cable release,

My goal for my voyage home was simple. The night before my flight,  I wanted  an ocean front view and I wanted to sit down, have a nice cold beer and salmon dinner.  Simply put, I just wanted to sit back, relax and enjoy my surroundings.  And so I did.   Success on all counts.  This however, did not mean that there were no photographs to be made.  Such friendly people at the Sidney harbor on Vancouver Island  that  I didn’t  mind explaining to an older gentleman  what it was that I was placing in front of my lenses and explaining how my grad filters worked to help with the exposure knowing full well that the golden hues of an incredible sunset would be gone in mere moments.

Sidney, Vancouver Island, British Columbia
Nikon D800, Nikon 70-100mm f/2.8, .5 sec @ f/5.6, ISO 50, Manfrotto tripod, Singh-Ray LB Circular Polarizer, Singh-Ray 2 stop hard edge grad, ( composite image )

Yes,  I  lost the shot but it didn’t matter and even though the best light had gone, there was still enough time to head over to the pre scouted spot and get that last bit of golden sun lighting up the boats and yachts in the Sydney harbor. Even when the light was gone and dusk took over, I continued shooting. Man…it was fun!

Sidney, Vancouver Island, British Columbia,
Nikon D800, Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8, 2.5 sec @ f/5.6, ISO 50, Manfrotto tripod, Nikon Circular Polarizer, Singh-Ray 2 stop hard edge grad, cable release,

I must extent a big thanks to Lori and Andy from Ocean Wilderness Inn whose warm hospitality made for an awesome experience.  If you are heading  out to the Sooke area,  the Ocean Wilderness Inn is where you want to stay!  And if you keep on heading down the road to Port Renfrew,  the folks at Soule Creek Lodge will take good care of you. I hope you have enjoyed this journey from Sooke to Port Renfrew and everything else on the way and in between!

Until next time…Live long and Prosper. :wink:

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