The Edge Of The World

Posted: 30th March 2015 by ToadHollowPhoto in Photography
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As the gulls circled overhead on the constant lookout for their next meal, a gentle cold wind made the grasses dance and the waves lap against the shore.  Vancouver Island is an amazing place, one that reveals natural treasures from every vantage.  Some of the most beautiful scenes are those where you look outward towards the ocean.  These living picture frames are dynamic in nature and are constantly changing, showing something new and beautiful each and every time.

Ocean and Mountain View - Victoria, Vancouver Island, BC, Canada

Ocean and Mountain View – Victoria, Vancouver Island, BC, Canada –

This has to be one of my favorite photographs from this year so far.  It’s got it all; snow-capped mountains; huge ships in the distance, and a dingy bouncing over the waves as the pilot makes his mysterious journey across the vast waters.  The mountains we see here are part of the Olympic Mountain Range in Washington State in the United States.  At night when it’s clear you can sometimes see a few twinkling lights from communities over on that side of the proverbial pond.  I am not quite sure what the navigation aid we see here is officially called, but if you look closely you can see a bevy of what I believe to be cormorants standing sentry.  So much to take in and see in one frame, a Vancouver Island moment forever frozen in time.

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  1. avatar ehpem says:

    Nicely caught Toad – this is an unusual and compelling interpretation of a common subject for those of us that live in Victoria. You have certainly made it your own!

  2. avatar Don Barton says:

    Toad, lovely photo.

    It’s difficult for viewers to get a perspective on distance here. I believe it is approximately 40K from Victoria to Port Angeles WA.

    The navigation pictured here appears to be a fixed green pillar marker. This marker is to be kept to the right (starboard) when heading outward, or Pacific Ocean bound and to the left (port) when heading inward, or Haro Strait bound. Similar markers in Red are to be kept on the opposite side – “Red Right Returning” is the mantra here.

  3. avatar Jimi Jones says:

    Great looking seascape, Toad! So inviting and inspirational. Thanks for sharing this with us.

  4. avatar Lisa Gordon says:

    This is really magnificent!
    So tranquil, and an image that I could stare at for hours.
    Thank you for this beauty.

  5. avatar Edith Levy says:

    Just beautiful Toad. Those mountains are just magnificent.

  6. avatar Len Saltiel says:

    So well composed and captured Toad. The layers of the water, mountains and clouds are terrific and the contrast with the dark buoy is killer.

  7. Great work Toad, love those mountains

  8. avatar Rick Louie says:

    Looks like you can drive that boat right up next to the mountain! Incredible!

  9. It’s a port-hand buoy – and a lovely image 🙂