Evening stroll

vancouver2On my trip to Canada in 2012, I stayed in Downtown Vancouver. One day I went on a whale watching tour that left from Granite Island. The stop for the water taxi was quite close to my hostel, so it was an easy walk down there. After a full day on the water seeing orcas, seals and a bald eagle, we safely arrived back at Granite Island, albeit a little shaken (not stirred 😉 ) due to the rough waters. I took a water taxi back, took a stroll and then I took this photo. The moment was serene, it had been an awesome day. It was early in the evening on a cloudy day. I like how the blues and greens really stand out in this photo. 🙂

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4 thoughts on “Evening stroll

  1. Whale watching sounds fabulous! We have grey seals and porpoises along the north east coast near us – and several seabird colonies that are very raucous at this time of year!
    Your image is very calming and restful. I love the glassy, still water with its reflections and the blue haze over the mountains in the distance works beautifully against the gentle greens of the foreground foliage. I can imagine it was a perfect scene at the end of your exciting day 🙂


    1. Wow, so awesome to have those animals along the coast near you! 🙂
      I was hoping to see the big whales, but apparently, it wasn’t the right time for that. I have to say the orcas were pretty cool too and I was happy that our boat kept a respectful distance. The big bonus of the trip was seeing bald eagle!
      I loved capturing the moment when I got back on solid ground. I take photos if I see something I like or if I get a certain feeling of a place/view. Like capturing moment or feeling into a frame. This was no different but I had no idea the picture would turn out this good (imho). And yes, it surely was an exciting day! 🙂


      1. It is certainly good to hear you saw wild and happy orcas – we hear so many sad stories about these beautiful animals in captivity. We are lucky to have lots of Red Kites in our area and buzzards but I’ve not seen bald eagles, that must be impressive!
        Yes, I think sometimes the best photos are those where we capture a fleeting moment … and it is a bonus when it’s such a great picture too 🙂
        Maybe another time you’ll see those big whales, eh?! 🙂


        1. Seeing a bald eagle was such a pleasant surprise! It’s such a symbol and to just see one (albeit from afar)…wow!
          That’s what photos are to me: capturing a moment. I love it when a picture gives me the same feeling as being there, but sadly, that’s not always the case. When it is, I’m happy 🙂
          Oh yes, I’ll see those big whales one day! 🙂


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