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As one of the most road-accessable areas of old growth forest on Vancouver Island, Cathedral Grove has lots of visitors, and therefore need of toilet facilties. The setting is so magnificent, the roof should have been made see-through, to allow a good view of the giant 800 year old Douglas Fir trees.
On my Homepage blurb I refer to Cartier-Bresson who was one of the pioneers of quick-shoot photo essays using his compact (for the era) camera, notably in my memory regarding street-life scenes. I recall - perhaps incorrectly - some wonderful photographs taken in Central Europe, with for example, carousing dancers passing by. All spontaneous and unrehearsed.
There are no dancing gypsies in this photograph: Just a camera stuck through a window on a road trip across the Canadian prairies, and a lone bird as a blur in the sky. Nothing fancy, but I like the atmosphere it invokes. Ever been to Saskatchewan in high summer?
Rather than stumbling around looking at our feet, sometimes it does us well to look upwards: I am currently digging out some photos from trips across BC and into the BC/Alberts Rockies. To go with this, I have been cloudspotting the last week or so as the late summer weather changes create some dramatic skies, here above the pristine air of Vancouver Island. When time permits, there will be new photo postings. Click on the image to be directed to new images. Thanks.