Cascade Falls near Mission, BC

Took a drive to Cascade Falls on Sunday as I’d never been there. Pleasantly surprised at both the falls and the fact there was still snow on the ground up there.


Yeah, they all are kind of similar but these were selected from about 70 exposures…. I had some option paralysis.

cascadefalls cascadefalls inukshuk

mini cascadefalls


Thanks to the 10-22mm lens I was able to shoot more than just the following (Canon 50mm 1.4)


“Trip” to Glen Valley, Sumas Prairie

First we have the train picture. Notable mostly because I was nearly run over within seconds of taking it.


I took that picture, backed up a bit and a truck came around the corner wide and onto the shoulder. One of those assholes with the raised shitty pickup on way too big tires. I didn’t die at least, and consequently took the rest of these:

glenvalleyhorse glenvalley sumasprairie

Not satisfied with these… will be going back – looks like a good vantage point for this shot. Some great angles on it in Washington State too….



Today’s Photo Extravaganza


thorny birchbark


Is it frost??


moss rosehips rosemoss

algae peelings

This one is mostly interesting because of the little mite in the middle there. He would not keep still and consequently I do not have a good macro of him. 🙁


I add this photo ONLY because it created rules #5 & 6 in the Murphy’s Laws of Photography page….


These are not good pictures per se but I liked them simply because the birds were cool with me being there.

finchandchickadee finch

Thats not a lens hood, THIS is a lens hood

Ordered some lens hoods earlier in the week. The ET-67 hood for my Canon 100mm f/2.8 Macro lens is huge! I knew it was going to be long, but seeing both of them together on my camera looks impressive. 10 inches from front to back. Now I can take the same crappy pictures but look like a pro while doing it! 😉 I also picked up one for my Canon 50mm f/1.4. When I find one for my wide angle Canon f/2.8 10-22mm I’m going to be completely outfitted with hoods. The wide angle one is nice though – its a petal design and that looks like I really know what I’m doing, no matter how illusionary that might be.

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canon ef 100mm f/2.8 + et-67 hood