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Goldstream Park: Niagara Falls (series) EXPLORED

Technique

Three raw exposures taken at -2, 0, +2 EV. tonemapped in Photomatix.

 

Location Info...

Massive trees, majestic waterfalls, a meandering river that meets the sea, flowers, birds and fascinating fish are but a few of the attractions that draw people to Goldstream Provincial Park, a mere 19 km from downtown Victoria on southern Vancouver Island. It's a world that seems far removed from the urban adventures of British Columbia's capital city whether the visitor is a hiker seeking inspiration from this magnificent example of the great outdoors or a naturalist looking to add to their notebook. There's something new, different and exciting in each of the 12 months and in many different areas of the park that was given to the people of British Columbia in 1958.

 

Trails lead through Goldstream's two distinct vegetation zones so that a day spent walking in the park offers views of 600 year old Douglas fir and western red cedar, western yew, red alder, big leaf maple, western hemlock and black cottonwood, as well as the flowering dogwood, lodge pole pine and arbutus found on the drier ridges. The moss on the trees next to the river are absolutely uncannily bountiful. The green stuff goes all around the limbs and trunks, and hangs off about eight inches, dripping water. There is a huge log jam in the river below. This is one wet park.

 

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Explored: Highest position #386

 

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Taken on August 27, 2009