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White Beach Cove, Compton Island, BC
White Beach Cove, Compton Island, BC

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Challenge: Free Study 2016-08 (Standard Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-5DS R
Lens: Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS
Date: Aug 21, 2016
Aperture: 11.0
ISO: 200
Shutter: 30
Date Uploaded: Aug 28, 2016

The wife and I flew to Victoria BC and rented a car and drove up to a little place named Telegraph Cove where we met some people who took us for a 20 minute water taxi ride to an island named Compton Island. On this island is a company called Orca Dreams and they operate a luxury camping all inclusive whale/wildlife watching company. We spent 3 days and 3 nights there and had a wonderful time. Saw some whales, orca and humpback, seals, eagles, caught some fish, and basically relaxed for 3 days. They have "rustic" touches all over camp. There was a hot shower, open to the wilderness, and a full kitchen and real beds inside safari tents that are mounted on permanent wooden structures about 3 feet off the ground. My wife went kayaking 3 times and I went one time, sea kayaks that are about 18 feet long. We have a lake kayak we take camping with us here in Colorado, but the sea kayaks are a little different, but not much.

It's tough trying to get any good shots of whales while you are in a boat moving all over the place. Almost as hard as shooting humming birds. So didn't really get the shots I was hoping for of the whales.

This shot is from the cove where the camp is set up. The tides changed about every 6 hours with a water depth change of about 10 feet or so. That tide change caused strong currents all over the place. One time the water would be moving one way, and 6 or 8 hours later, it would moving the other way! This shot is at low tide, all the rocks are covered during high tide. Got really lucky with a nice colorful sunset one night. A really magical place.

Place: 4 out of 106
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09/11/2016 08:33:14 PM
Congratulations on the HM, Dennis. I had a mini-vacation reading your Notes!
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09/08/2016 04:02:04 PM
Your vacation sounds and LOOKS fabulous, Dennis!

Congratulations on HM in a FS!
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09/08/2016 08:36:50 AM
Congrats Dennis on another superb image!
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09/08/2016 01:59:16 AM
What a beautiful place, and so well presented! Congratulations Dennis!
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09/08/2016 01:12:32 AM

Sound's like living to me :)
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09/08/2016 12:42:48 AM
You do my country proud! Congrats on the HM, beautiful image.
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09/08/2016 12:35:33 AM
Yeah. I could camp here. Tremendous image, Dennis. Your technicals are through the roof. Sky. Whatever.
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09/08/2016 12:25:44 AM
Exceptional detail and great exposure in the shadows. Congrats on your HM.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/07/2016 09:37:36 PM
Lovely sunset.
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09/05/2016 11:38:34 PM
Beautiful light, lovely processing.
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09/05/2016 12:51:12 PM
oooh pretty--the sky is on fire
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09/02/2016 08:30:46 PM
Nice tones.
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09/01/2016 10:40:12 AM
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