Boats and Coastal Places - a photo gallery

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These boats are "parked" in the river mouth, just laying on the beach at a low tide. They belong to fishermen who live in this small Indian community on the shore of Vancouver Island. Fishermen beach their boats this way to scrape and repaint the bottom or make repairs.

Kains Island Light Station
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Kains Island Light Station

This next series of boat pictures were taken here at Kains Island Light station on the North West coast of Vancouver Island. The light station is very remote and as you can see built on a rugged rocky shoreline. There is a small boat landing on the island that can only be used by small boats on the calmest days of the year. Lighthouse personnel use a rubber raft to come and go from the island in good weather. The raft is lifted out of the water by a long pulley system. The rest of the time workers come and go by helicopter.

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On one of my visits to the lighthouse we went on a hike to watch the fishing boats cut through the tiny channel between the island and the rocky shore of Vancouver Island. I started out with black and white film and then switched to colour. Not sure which I like best!

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I am not much of a boat person. I like to have my feet on the ground. But I do enjoy being out in a row boat on a calm day in a sheltered bay. This is my double ender flat bottom rowboat tied up at the float dock in front of the shack I lived in for a few years in Hardy Bay.


None of the photos on this page have been cropped except to remove the white edges of the original prints. In the very last print I cropped out a small strip of the foreshore.

The only manipulation I did was to auto adjust to sharpen and balance the light and shadow. That's it.

I hope you enjoy!

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Patty Inglish, MS 5 years ago from North America

I have not traveled to Vancouver Island in a few years and miss going there, so I admire and enjoy your photos. rated Up and Awesome.


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mckbirdbks 5 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

Good morning. The photographs are very well done. I want to make the photograph of the bay at dawn into a bookcover.


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emichael 5 years ago from New Orleans

I love the feel of these photos. Very, very excellent.


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snakeslane 5 years ago from Canada Author

Thank you very much Patty Inglis, MS for taking the time to comment on my photographs. I am so happy you enjoyed them, that means a lot to me.


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snakeslane 5 years ago from Canada Author

Good morning mckbirdbks, I had to pour myself another coffee and read your comment again. It sounds like I am getting a book cover offer. I'm really happy you noticed the photo was taken at dawn with very low light. I was hoping it wouldn't come across as just another underdeveloped piece, I almost didn't use it, but my heart is so attached to this scene.


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snakeslane 5 years ago from Canada Author

Thankyou for the nice comment emichael, the photographs were taken a very long time ago, maybe that is part of the feeling you are getting. It was a peaceful time.


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Vinaya Ghimire 5 years ago from Nepal

Asahi Pentax MX was also the first camera I had used. My father had bought it from a Japanese traveler in Kathmandu who had been robbed and did not have money to pay his hotel bills.

Your photographs are beautiful.

A Piece of advice. You have published this hub as a contest entry. The topic should be Entertainment and Media ? Photos and Videos ? Photo Galleries


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snakeslane 5 years ago from Canada Author

Hello Vinaya Ghimire, so nice to see you. That's an interesting story on how you got your camera, wow! I'm happy you like my photos.


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makusr 5 years ago from India

snakeslane,

Greetings from MAKUSR. Your photos are really good. This is the interest that I am seeing.

Lots of Love,

MAKUSR


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snakeslane 5 years ago from Canada Author

Thank you again so much Makusr for your continued interest in my work. The photography is what I practised most, I would take about a hundred pictures a week and only one or two would be published so I just kept trying and once in awhile my photo would make the front page which was really exciting.


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snakeslane 5 years ago from Canada Author

Hey Vinaya thanks for the heads up about the category! I changed it just now, but maybe too late.


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PDXKaraokeGuy 5 years ago from Portland, Oregon

Beautiful photos!


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snakeslane 5 years ago from Canada Author

Thank you very much PDXKaraokeGuy!


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PDXKaraokeGuy 5 years ago from Portland, Oregon

you are quite welcome. I love boats, which is odd, cause I get seasick


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snakeslane 5 years ago from Canada Author

Me too, it's not fun.


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon

nope. I have a legitimate fear of vomiting. (emetephobia)


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snakeslane 4 years ago from Canada Author

Sounds like you've been there done that PDXKaraoke guy. I am totally useless on a boat, motion sickness and the diesel fumes didn't help. But I am surrounded by boats and they make nice pictures.


Derdriu 4 years ago

Snakeslane, What moods, shapes and textures are conveyed by your black and white photos! The color photos likewise are stunning in the vivacious vividness of the shades of colors. The next-to-the-last picture is impressionistic in composition and impact.

Thank you for sharing, etc.,

Derdriu


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snakeslane 4 years ago from Canada Author

Thanks again Derdriu, I'm so pleased with the kind attention you have given my work. Hub Pages is a rewarding venue. I am grateful for the opportunity to have these photos published.


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ahorseback 4 years ago

Hey girl , I just love the isolation , the thought of living , working the waterfront!The coast there reminds me of the northern coast here on the east side of the continent . You may not know it but you were lucky to live there ? Do you still?.....awsome hub.


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snakeslane 4 years ago from Canada Author

Hello ahorseback! Thanks for the 'awesome'. Yes I still live here. Rain is blowing in sideways as we speak (normal weather for this time of year). I think I will need a boat :)


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PegCole17 4 years ago from Dallas, Texas

I just found this one and Mike is right. So right about the bay at dawn picture. Although I'm not sure which one that is, I think they all are fabulous. No kidding. They all would make great bookcovers for a series about the sea. What great photos!


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snakeslane 4 years ago from Canada Author

Hello Peg! Thank you for checking out my photo gallery. So happy you enjoyed. I still need to write the book to fit between the covers...

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