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A Wilderness Pushed Back, But Not Far by Wolf Read

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Looking north along Cambie Street in Vancouver, BC. Vancouver is a bustling, cosmopolitan and very urban setting placed at the edge of vast wilderness. The North Shore Mountains loom large, with fresh snowfall revealing sinewy avalanche chutes among the dense stand of trees. The rugged and wild mountains are a constant reminder that western civilization has only had a short tenure in the region. Situated next to glacier-covered Cascade volcanoes and deep, earthquake-prone ocean trenches, the city’s toehold on the Pacific coast is probably a precarious one.

Canon Rebel T1i (500D)
Canon EF 300mm 1:4 L IS USM
1/320 sec, f / 8, -1/3 EV, ISO 100

W 45th and Cambie St, Vancouver, BC
15 Mar 2010


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I am a natural historian and published author, illustrator and photographer. I also take photography commissions and have had a wonderful time with a recent project for the University of British Columbia Farm. Many thanks for visiting my little space here on RedBubble, and thank you also for your purchases—they are very much appreciated.

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  • Barbara Applegate
    Barbara Applegateover 4 years ago

    Beautiful Work

  • Thank you, Barbara Applegate.

    – Wolf Read

  • Daniel Owens
    Daniel Owensover 2 years ago

    That 300mm really brings everything together.

  • Daniel Owens
    Daniel Owensover 2 years ago

    So to speak.

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