Long Beach... Here we come!
After a full day of traveling from Vancouver, we finally managed to get across to Vancouver Island. Personally I though the trip across the island to the west coast is going to be relatively short and smooth. I was wrong. The nice smooth highways turned, narrow and winding very quickly, and that slowed us down considerably. It would be a great place for some wonderful landscape photography, unfortunately the roads being so narrow, there was hardly any place to pull over. This is the time where you soak up the landscape and store it, not on a digital memory card, but a biological memory card in your mind. It's not easy, being presented with really spectacular British Columbia landscapes, and not being able to capture it with our cameras. We also had our destination, and a search for a place to stay to consider, and the day was coming to an end.
After a long and tiring drive across Vancouver Island, we have finally arrived at the west coast, and started searching for a place to stay. Almost immediately we found a small bed & breakfast that was quite reasonably priced and very nice. Still had some a couple of hours, before the sun went down into the ocean, so we drove around looking for a good spot for a beach landscape photography :) . Windy, sand blowing, and a little cold, the beach was far from what we expected. I dared not the change lenses on the camera, and even though I didn't, I still ended up with a whole bunch of sensor spots on the Sony cameras. Fuji X-Pro 1, faired a lot better. No spots, even though it was blasted with beach sand just as bad as the Sony NEX cameras. Interesting. Here is what I managed to capture during the last hours of that long day. Enjoy!