AUGUST 2002 – Enroute of the Discovery Passage, the sun sets behind the mountains of an island in British Columbia, Canada. Photo © Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com
The story behind the image
Back in 2002 we took the opportunity to use the ferry from Port Hardy on Vancoucer Island to Bella Coola, a town on the mainland of British Columbia. The passage is not as long as the one to Prince Rupert – but as beautiful.
So, on the morning of the 15th August we entered the Queen of Chilliwack in Port Hardy, and we had heavy weather. It was rather cold and did not really invite for a sunbath on the upper deck. During the route we were directly facing the pacific, and huge waves were bashing against the ship.
When we had reached the protecting islands again, the weather cleared up and the remaining trip was fantastic. As you are very close to the shoreline, you will see similar wonderful views, and the captain even stopped the engines for a group of Humpback Whales (Megaptera novaeangliae), so the passengers could take some photographs!
Once the sun started to set behind the hills, it got quite chilly outside but I could not resist to take a couple of decent sunset shots. In this picture I like the reduced color set with its many different shades of orange and yellow as well as the contrast between the water and the hills. The beams of the sunlight are captivating.
The high resolution image
|Location||British Columbia, Canada|
|Camera||Canon AE-1 Program|
|Lens||Canon FD 70-210mm f/4|
|Image Source||Fuji Slide Film|
|Digital Image Source||Minolta Dimage Scan Elite II|
|Digital Image Source Format||TIFF, 48 bits/pixel, Adobe RGB|
|Edited Image Format||JPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB|
|Edited Image Dimensions||3760 x 2390 Pixels|
|Copyright||© by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com|