BC Ferry from Pipers Lagoon, Nanaimo by David Davies

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While rummaging through our box room this morning, prior to a spring clean, I found two mounted 8×10 B&Ws taken on Vancouver Island, Canada in the mid-70s and which I rephotographed on my Canon PowerShot P&S.

This is a picture of a BC Ferry leaving Departure Bay, Nanaimo for the crossing of the Strait of Georgia to Horseshoe Bay on the mainland of British Columbia, taken from Pipers Lagoon, Nanaimo. In the foreground are just some of the logs that wash up continually on BC coasts.

Not sure of the camera but it must have been a Nikkormat with the standard 50 or 55mm lens.


bc, british columbia, canada, vancouver island, nanaimo, departure bay, horseshoe bay, bc ferry

I’ve been an amateur photographer for as long as I can remember, which at my age is about a couple of weeks! I’ve owned film cameras from Zeiss, Scheider, Leica, Nikon and Olympus, as well as digital cameras from Pentax and Canon, and still have several, if I can ever find them. I currently use a Sony NEX-5N with an 18-55mm zoom lens, and after a year of ownership am still learning all the functions.

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  • David Davies
    David Daviesover 3 years ago

  • Irene  Burdell
    Irene Burdellover 3 years ago

    A lovely shot and framing David x

  • Thank you, Irene! I’m not a big fan of B&W but I’m glad I found it

    – David Davies

  • mrcoradour
    mrcoradourover 3 years ago

    And what great shots they are David, excellent.

  • Thank you, Malcolm, I just wish I had kept more of them.

    – David Davies

  • peaky40
    peaky40over 3 years ago

    Wonderful capture David looks great framed, I took this trip a few years back some awesome scenery! Cheers Roy

  • Thanks, Roy. I lived in Nanaimo for ten years so got to see this view quite often.

    – David Davies

  • wildone
    wildoneover 3 years ago

    great image

  • Thanks, glad you like it.

    – David Davies

  • Roy  Massicks
    Roy Massicksover 3 years ago

    Great picture – love the timber in the foreground David.

  • Thanks, Roy, lots of logs in BC. When I went out in my boat I always had to be on the lookout for deadheads.

    – David Davies

  • Lee d'Entremont
    Lee d'Entremontover 3 years ago

    This is a Wonderful Shot David!

  • Thank you, Lee! I have now lived from coast to coast! lol

    – David Davies

  • Lilian Marshall
    Lilian Marshallabout 3 years ago

    Love the timber in foreground David. Looks good in B/W

  • Colour hadn’t been invented when I tool this! LOL!

    – David Davies

  • Ryan Davison Crisp
    Ryan Davison C...about 3 years ago

    nice work David

  • Thank you, Ryan!

    – David Davies

  • DonDavisUK
    DonDavisUKabout 3 years ago

    Marvellous capture David. Sometimes the old shots are the best.

  • Thanks, Don, I wish I could find more.

    – David Davies

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