Porteau Aurora

Porteau Cove is a location that I visit frequently due to the dark skies condition it got and the amount of travel time from the city of Vancouver. Usually only takes about 30 minutes drive!

This night is extra special because of the aurora glow. The pink, red, green, to yellow glow lasted for over 2 hours when I was there. Tide from high to low. Too bad the aurora glow is only coming from one direction towards Squamish, BC. Otherwise would have way more opportunities mixing foreground and background for compositions! No… I’m not complaining, just saying that would be awesome!!

I will go through the images with the time they were taken. First one taken as I first noticed the glow in the skies! Trying to frame the rocks in the foreground with 6 images focus stack plus another exposure for the rest of the scene

Night Glow

Night Glow

Then I set up for a panorama shot with the entire milky way arc above combined using 7 vertical images

Porteau Arc

Porteau Arc

As the night went by, the color of the glow changed to more intense, vivid, saturated red and yellow. Did another shot near the rock formation with a vertical frame. And I think after searching for the composition with the rock formation for some times. I finally settled with this one with the rocks stacked like a bonfire with the red aurora right above

Bonfire

Bonfire

After shooting near these rocks for about an hour, tide starting to go lower and lower. So I put on my waterproof boot and walked down along the shore searching for some new elements to add to the red hot glowing aurora. And here are a few more of them, they might looks quite similar in some way. But I do like all of them. And why not showing more variations and share with you!!! :D

Reflective Glow

Reflective Glow

Stream To The Lights

Stream To The Lights

Glow In The Water

Glow In The Water

Please feel free to leave me a comments, messages, or simply let me know which one you like better. And maybe some details about why you like or dislike them? Thank you for your view!!

Vanilla Ice

E. C. Manning Provincial Park

Went to Manning Park for a night few weeks ago and hike for 10.6 km after sunset for some night shots. And some early morning pre-sunrise shots. Hope you enjoy!

Landing Platform

Landing Platform

Moonset Shadow

Moonset Shadow

Vanilla Ice

Vanilla Ice

Midnight Mirror

Panorama Night

A night walked along this tide pool at Porteau Cove Provincial Park near Squamish, BC. The view was hard to frame with a single frame composition. So I started to take some vertical shots for some panorama stitching in post. And got a few pano from this same night. Which one do you like better?

 Night Pool V1

Night Pool V1

 Night Pool V2

Night Pool V2

 Night Pool V3

Night Pool V3

 

Supreme Clarity

Viewbug interview

Had an interview Q&A by Viewbug.com about Night Photography. Sharing some tips and showcase some of my work. Checkout the article here

Moraine Galaxy

Moraine Galaxy

Fogcouver Skyline

Fog Attacks

Vancouver was visited by these dense fog on and off over the last few week or so. Some named it Fogcouver when this kind of view appear! I really enjoyed photographing under this weather. Hope you enjoy it like I did!

Fogcouver Dawn

Fogcouver Dawn

Seperation

Seperation

Fogcouver Skyline

Fogcouver Skyline

All 3 shots above were taken at the Cypress Bowl Viewpoint. And the one below was taken in Burnaby, BC

City Steamer

City Steamer

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Spaceport Calling

Bonus Lights

From 2 different nights at Porteau Cove near Squamish, BC. Although this part of BC is not an ideal place to see Aurora Borealis. Both night were having a light glow towards Squamish direction (the purple/green glow on the right side). First one is a panorama combine from 5 vertical shots with the arc of the milkyway about the pier.

Arc Over Pier

Arc Over Pier

A Horizontal and Vertical shot thru the ‘gate’.

Spaceport Calling

Spaceport Calling

Departure Time

Departure Time

Last one taken near the campground. It was a low tide night allowing walking along shore with this night pool!! :)

Tide Pool Night

Tide Pool Night

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Fogcouver Sunrise

Fogcouver Sunrise

This morning at Cypress lookout point. I managed to get up early this morning and arrived around 7:00am, an hour before sunrise. I was thinking of relocate because the fog was covering the viewpoint. But it soon clearing up and reveal one part of the city after another. It was a great show!!

Fogcouver Sunrise

Fogcouver Sunrise

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