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Big Beach, Uclulet, Vancouver Island, BC, Canada

By RamblerPhotography    
Summer 2014,

I finally reach Uclulet, Vancouver Island, after more than three thousand kilometer on the road, visiting many Provincial Park across British Columbia, Canada. I set up my base camp at Wya Beach Campground, a nice wilderness camping site on the shore of Wya Beach, Pacific Ocean. Uclulet is a little tourist town and fishing port at 5 km of Pacific Rim National Park. You have access of many beaches from this town as: West Coast Trail, who’s absolutely a wonderful trail, Wya Beach, Big Beach here present on the picture, and Florencia Beach, a long usually foggy beach with Rain Forest trail that you can dream of. In fact, Uclulet is the prime destination at Vancouver Island for tourist and photographers.
The picture that I present to you today, Is my first beach picture of my life, and it took me a long time for figure it out how to make a picture on the beach with all these massive waves coming in randomly and light and tide changing second after second, but I think that the long exposition here, have done his work, and using a graduated filter for not having the sky oversaturated, have brought back the nice background of the sunset, and the use of another 3 stop filter for adding more time for a long exposition, as a nice result on the rocks floating in a cloudy ocean.

Tips of the day:

Graduate filters and Filters are now the usual accessories of the Outdoor Photographer, if it is not mandatory for all of us. If you do some research on camera equipment web site, you will found Lee Filters, who I think is the best for me, Conin, Singray, and more. There is two type of filter, one is coming with a lens adapter and a multiple filters slider, and the other one is the one that you will screw the filter after your lens. The best for a landscape photographer is to use the slider. It is more efficient, very fast to change and you do not have humidity sticking in the middle of all your filters and UV polarizers, stack all together, but also that you have to unscrew each of them when the light go down at sunrise and sunset. All of them are great but each one has default as they are fragile, very fragile, you look at it and they break, a way to talk in this sentence. You have to be very careful for not scratching the resin or you will have a hard time on your computer for removing the scratch. The best to buy is “Hard Resin Filter”, very fragile if you drop it on the ground, it will break, and very expensive, but will resist longer to scratch and polishing. The ‘Soft Resin Filter”, you will have to be very careful for cleaning it, even a little tiny microscopic minuscule sand grain can scrap your filter. These filters will help you to not have oversaturation in a picture.

How many times you had great scenery and you come back home and look at you pictures and the entire sky is white, so here the solution: Graduate Filter.

How many time you where late for waterfall or sunrise photography session and had oversaturation of the water, leaf and rocks, so here the solution: Hard Resin Filter stop 1 to 10

Thank you for passing by guys, and don’t be chive for asking me question at all time, I am at home for a while since the result of the last car accident, so enjoy life today, Cheers!

Copyright ©Robert Bellefleur, Rambler Photography. All my images are protected under international author’s copyright laws and may not be downloaded, reproduced, copied, transmitted or manipulated without my written explicit permission.

Tags: Sunset Photograph British columbia Pacific Bc Vancouver island Landscape and travel Big beach Rambler Photography Robert Bellefleur

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3 Feb 2015 8:05PM
Beautifull photo!
Very interesting to reed all your info!
Kind regards,
Guy from Bruges

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