Saanich Peninsula Landscapes

When travelling to British Columbia it is difficult not to fall in love with the beautiful scenery. This short article features a small selection of Saanich Peninsula landscapes captured hand-held with a Nikon 1 J5.

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Nikon 1 J5 + 1 Nikon 10-100mm f/4-5.6 @ 10mm, efov 27mm, f/8, 1/80, ISO-160

When visiting this part of British Columbia in early April one can be treated to bursts of colours from spring flowers along with the green hues of the forests.

Nikon 1 J5 + 1 Nikon 10-100mm f/4-5.6 @ 10mm, efov 27mm, f/8, 1/30, ISO-160

I love the texture of tree bark and the forests of the Saanich Peninsula do not disappoint.

Nikon 1 J5 + 1 Nikon 10-100mm f/4-5.6 @ 10mm, efov 27mm, f/5.6, 1/125, ISO-800

Meandering interior roads can add to the charm of the rustic setting of the Saanich Peninsula.

Nikon 1 J5 + 1 Nikon 10-100mm f/4-5.6 @ 17mm, efov 46mm, f/5.6, 1/50, ISO-800

Due to the plentiful rain you can find many examples of moss and lichen on the trees which can create a surreal feeling in your photographs. Many areas reminded me of the West Coast of the South Island of New Zealand.

Nikon 1 J5 + 1 Nikon 10-100mm f/4-5.6 @ 11.5mm, efov 31mm, f/5.6, 1/100, ISO-1600

Many of the trails in the public parks are quiet and serene, yielding pleasing image opportunities.

Nikon 1 J5 + 1 Nikon 10-100mm f/4-5.6 @ 10mm, efov 27mm, f/8, 1/100, ISO-160

Depending on your creative mood you can compose photographs to make the moss and lichen the ‘hero’ of your images.

Nikon 1 J5 + 1 Nikon 10-100mm f/4-5.6 @ 24mm, efov 65mm, f/5.6, 1/800, ISO-160

Being a peninsula, shoreline photographs can be created in a wide range of locations. You can incorporate man-made elements setting up some juxtaposition with nature.

Nikon 1 J5 + 1 Nikon 10-100mm f/4-5.6 @ 10mm, efov 27mm, f/5.6, 1/160, ISO-160

At other times you may choose to simply celebrate the rugged, natural beauty in your photographs.

Nikon 1 J5 + 1 Nikon 10-100mm f/4-5.6 @ 10mm, efov 27mm, f/5.6, 1/100, ISO-160

Tall, slender pine tress and hanging boughs can also add a feeling of natural elegance to landscape images.

Technical Note:
All images were captured hand-held using a Nikon 1 J5 and 1 Nikon 10-100mm f/4-5.6 lens. All photographs in this article were produced from RAW files using my standard process of DxO OpticsPro 11, CS6 and the Nik Collection.

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6 thoughts on “Saanich Peninsula Landscapes”

  1. Beautiful photos as usual. the rustic bench and the vast expanse of water behind is very well executed reflecting your eye for nice compositions and your experience. Deliberately kept in the corner of the photo making for a beautiful setting. Enjoyed that photo. The scenery and the thick foliage makes for good viewing….You will have to shoot in India…..A variety of opportunities await you…..Keep coming up with these photos. Cheers.

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