The throngs of tourists that crowded the roads and sidewalks just a few short weeks ago are starting to abate, and the Cowichan Valley once again settles into a peaceful time where it becomes a playground to the locals. The days are getting shorter and the shadows longer, yet the pleasant temperatures of late summer remain for a few more weeks. Soon the leaves will fully change color, and right behind that the frosts of winter will once again make their icy appearance on the landscape, dusting it delicately in a frigid coating.
Sometimes when you are out shooting in the field, you just know when you’ve captured something special. The truth comes to life in the digital darkroom when post-processing reveals the finished piece. This was definitely one of those times.
Mrs. Toad and I are frequently found in the bay-side burg of Cowichan Bay, wandering the walkways, taking in the quaint little shops and enjoying the marine beauty that is so splendiferous and bountiful. From food, to art, to just a quiet moment, it’s all here in Cowichan Bay. Shielded by land and mountains from the open ocean, the bay is frequently calm and serene, and even in times when there is a significant wind we don’t usually see large waves forming. This makes it a natural destination here on the island.
If you look closely at our photograph posted here today, you can see the docks that lead out into the estuary and the bay, and on those docks we see a family taking in the last fleeting moments of the season. We are thrilled to add this piece to our “Limited Edition Prints” catalog, and we hope you enjoy this small slice of life from Vancouver Island.
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