All posts tagged: Sooke

Deserted Deertrail Resort – Part 4

Devil’s Potholes is one of the earliest references regarding the fascinating rock formations beyond the falls of the upper Sooke River. This location led to one man’s dream of a destination resort. When Albert Yuen acquired the property he saw the potential of the spectacular […]

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Schaff Family

The Charters River, trail and surrounding forest made a great backdrop for the Schaff family session last weekend. I am sure they did not expect to be clambering about on rocks and logs. I am glad they were so willing to risk getting a little […]

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Deserted Deertrail Resort – Part 3

I am surprised to realize so much time has elapsed since the last time I photographed this unfinished lodge (three years). These ruins have received much attention, in the form of graffiti, since my last visit. The deserted stone work was to be the foundation […]

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Good Evening Sooke

I read a post the other day about returning to the same place and shooting the same thing over and over again until you get it right. I think I am on the right track. Once the grey, dreary cloud cover that has been present […]

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Flash vs No Flash

I attended a workshop this fall, where I learned how to use the smallest amount of light to my advantage. In the first image, I used the light from an overhead spotlight at the skate park to illuminate my model. I bumped up my ISO […]

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Sooke Pot Holes Regional Park

My hubby and I took a little drive to Sooke Pot Holes Regional Park earlier this week to check out the salmon spawning. Unfortunately, there were not many salmon hanging about. So I took off in a different direction and made my way to this […]

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Elana

Elana and I had a great time at the park Friday afternoon. We had a few curious onlookers, kids asking us what we were doing and one child even told us to get out of his way, which needless to say, made us both laugh […]

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Two Different Beaches

If I waited for clear skies to go out shooting, I would never photograph anything as the fog and clouds have been abundant lately.  So I thought I would use them to my advantage.  The clouds provide soft lighting for my first image shot at […]

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No Trespassing

One of my favorite places to explore are the Deertrail Resort ruins overlooking the Sooke Pot Holes. They are unfortunately behind a 9 foot fence with No Trespassing / Do Not Enter signs dotting the perimeter.

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