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Saturday, November 8, 2008

Goldstream Park - Rain Forest

The rain continues, so today I decided to visit Goldstream Park, a large forested park about 10 miles (17 kilometers) from Victoria. Here is life that loves the cool damp weather and (I have to admit) it was beautiful. If I hadn't been worried about water damage to my camera I would have stayed longer. I shall certainly return in a few weeks for the famed salmon run, when these splendid fish crowd Goldstream's narrow channels to seek spawning grounds upstream. In the meantime, here's a little sample of life in an old-growth temperate rain forest.

(It's dark in the forest. All the above photos were unusually (for me) long exposures. Here's details for those who are interested in such things: the top photo was 15 seconds at f22, above left was 6 seconds at f32 and above right was 10 seconds at f29.)

8 comments:

Philip said...

Beautiful pictures this is a great blog very nice!

Wayne said...

I almost feel like I'm there in the top shot Benjamin.

Michaela said...

Wow. Those shots are amazing. It's like a forest fairyland or something. It reminds me of Lord of the Rings or some fanasy world like that.

nobu said...

Beautiful nature in the forest.

USelaine said...

You've really captured that old forest atmosphere. Just lovely.

Al said...

Very nice! I've just added you to my favorites.

Virginia said...

Just went back to reread. Thought it looked like a temperate rain forest. Would love to see that for myself.

paolo said...

cool shot! i love the grass on all those branches, really nice!