Brentwood Bay At Dusk

Posted: 10th March 2015 by ToadHollowPhoto in Photography
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The frosty tendrils of the waning winter were crawling up my back as I stood at the Split Rock Lookout at the peak of the Malahat on Vancouver Island.  This treacherous stretch of highway is single lane throughout much of it, and is a very dangerous passage, particularly in winter when it’s dark.  It is also a terrific place to find landscape compositions from elevated perspectives that are absolutely breathtaking.

Brentwood Bay - Vancouver Island, BC, Canada

Brentwood Bay – Vancouver Island, BC, Canada –

From this perspective, the twinkling lights of Brentwood Bay are simply amazing.  This shot definitely looks better fullscreen, so if you’re inclined we encourage you to click on the picture to take a closer look.  We’ve mentioned it many times here on our blog, Vancouver Island is a truly amazing place, one that has all the elements of nature to take in and enjoy.  From the mountains, to the forests, down to our beaches and out to the ocean, in a matter of hours you can drive and experience everything island living has to offer.

As a photographer, I am always looking for those unique compositions that we all look for, ones that share in a frame what is Vancouver Island.  In our mind’s eye, we see ocean, boats, tall west-coast trees and layer upon layer of mountains in the distance, adding to the context and scale of the landscape.  Off to the left of this picture is the world-famous Mount Baker, and to the right is the northwestern tip of the US that leads into the Olympic Mountain range, and some of the most rugged and beautiful landscapes you’ve ever seen.  The entire Pacific Northwest region is a playground for those who love the outdoors, and there is seemingly no end of things you can see and experience on a personal level.

Thank you so much for visiting us here at The Hollow today, we truly appreciate it.  As always, we love to hear from all our visitors, so please feel free to leave us any comments you may have below, we’d be absolutely delighted!




  1. avatar Edith Levy says:

    You’re right it’s gorgeous full screen.

  2. avatar Lisa Gordon says:

    This is absolutely gorgeous!!
    I love all of the blues in this photograph, and it truly is so peaceful.
    Wishing both of you a wonderful week!

  3. avatar Rosa Bennett says:

    Beautiful and stunning as always. Reminds me to stop and look around once in awhile! Nice work!

    • Thank you Rosa, we live on a magical island, in my very humble opinion. So much diversity here!! Thanks a ton for visiting and commenting here, we really appreciate it!

  4. avatar Len Saltiel says:

    That is quite the beautiful scene Toad. Just a terrific look at your island home.