Behind The Lens

Every photographer has a couple of their own photos that stand out more than others, as I was going through my photos I noticed a few that really popped out to me. I thought you may like to read some more about how each image comes to life. I decided on a handful of photos to showcase here.

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On this cold spring morning I was late arriving for sunrise so as I rushed to the end of the pier and as I went to grab my lensball from my bag it slipped from my hand and got a nasty chip on  it, before I was able to take any photos some joggers came up to me asking what was siiting on the wooden boards so I had to thoroughly explain how it works the best I could.  Fortunately you can barely notice the chip in this photograph. Either way, I still ended up getting this stunning shot from the end of the White Rock pier.
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This is one of the most difficult shots I’ve ever taken, from the angels to the lighting. It was a rough ride on my way to Crescent Beach that night but I found it was definitely worth the struggle. When I finally got there I saw the sun get to the golden hour point so I ran down to the shore and kept trying to get to sun dead-center between the guys in the canoe so after about 10 tries I got it lined up perfectly and got this beautiful capture.

 

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As a photographer I love finding new ways to challenge myself, and be more creative. For example I found this blind-spot mirror on the side of the road and immediately thought I could use it for something, at the time I had no idea what, not even a week later I was able to capture this beauty in a rather bizarre location. I was helping out chop some wood for my family in a forest not too far from Coquitlam and thought if I were to place it on a fallen tree at an angle where you can see just enough of the forest and not too much of the sky it could make an incredible shot!

 

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I decided to go on a hike in Coquitlam, more specifically Crystal Falls. The hike itself was quite short and not very scenic until I got to the second lookout area. Before I attempted at taking any photos of the falls I had to make sure it wasn’t too slippery or anything by walking out without any of my equipment. While doing so I ended up slipping and nearly falling into the shallow water and rocks below. I am very relived that I decided to make sure if it was safe prior to me walking out there with my camera and falling. It was terrifying but in the end it was definitely worth it for the shot.

Like what you see here? Feel free to check out the second in depth post HERE,

What was your favourite photo?

 

-Ethan

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