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The Sunshine Coast...

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I was invited to a cottage for the weekend up the sunshine coast....near Egmont and Earles Cove to be more specific. Saturday was a beautiful day and I spent the whole day hiking and exploring. Before even arriving at the cottage we stopped at Ruby Lake right on the side of the Sunshine Coast Highway. Here is a pic and a pano of Ruby Lake...

 

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Once I got to the cottage I checked out a map and spotted out a trail that leads through an ecological reserve to Ambrose Lake....

 

Crappy pic but I like the reflection

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Here is lonely me relaxing at Ambrose Lake

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and a 2 photo pano of basically the same scene.....sans brandon

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After the 6km round trip hike to Ambrose I uploaded some pictures to my laptop and took a little snooze. Upon waking up I took a quick 10 minute walk to the Earles Cove Ferry Terminal....

 

Here is a pano of the terminal

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From the terminal I headed into the town of Egmont where I took these 2 pictures from the docks

 

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After Egmont time it was dinner and a movie time. With darkness setting in I continued to edit some pictures when I got the idea to try some nighttime photography. Besides the moon on the night of the lunar eclipse, I really have no experience shooting the stars. So I headed back down to the ferry terminal and it figures the night I want some practice taking pictures of the stars, the northern lights are dancing across the sky. So not only now do I have to hurry and take some pics before the light show dies down, I also had to figure out what the hell I was doing. Now the ferry terminal has some pretty bright lights so I had to get beyond them however a fence was in the way. I spoke to the man working at the terminal if he would mind if I hopped the fence for some pictures and he gave me the OK......

 

2 photo pano of the Northern Lights above the distant mountains with the Ferry Terminal in the foreground

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and one more of the N. Lights....the bright lights on the right are from a small logging community up the Inlet

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Today before I headed back to Vancity I hiked into the Skookumchuck Rapids. The only pictures I'm happy with is of Brown Lake which I passed on the way to the rapids....

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Wow, great shots of what looks like a great weekend. The weekend here consisted of shoveling the white stuff around.

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Great shots Brandon, the colors are awesome as the locations. Did an awesome job with the Northern Lights. Your willingness to do the leg work really pays off, awesome images.

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