Now, I’ll be the first one to admit here today that I am not sure these are actually tankers. But, the title of the blog post was just so good I had to pretend at least….
This is a special shot I’ve been looking forward to for some time. I’ve always really wanted to capture people sitting looking out to sea, and when we encountered this scene on our travels the other weekend I got pretty excited to finally get a chance. The sight of large shipping vehicles in our inlets is not an uncommon scene, really, but on this day it was the volume of boats more than anything that produced interest for the landscape in front of us.
It can be difficult to get a good sense of scale with this area, so we took a couple of shots here to share with everyone. The inlets around Vancouver Island are many, and are jagged. This does not preclude their use from shipping companies at all. As we’re standing on a beach overlooking this scene, you can see the main mountain range of Vancouver Island in the distance behind the boats. In the far distance, you can see smoke coming from Crofton, a very very small logging community with a small but active paper processing plant.
The mountains are still snow-covered at the peaks, and this scene really emits the feeling of cold that was evident during our visit. It’s still winter here in Canada, albeit quickly disappearing with hopeful signs of spring around us. It’s been a long winter here, and everyone is looking forward to summer, for sure.
I really like this image as the ship becomes a small element in a much more interesting scene, in my opinion. The log in the water and the shoreline on the left of the frame create a compelling curtain for the scene behind them, leading your eye naturally through the image. The mountains in the distance are clearly snow-capped and the ship becomes a singular element of interest here. This is a fairly typical scene to encounter during the last vestiges of winter on Vancouver Island.
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