Bradshaw’s Photo Highlight: Cherry blossom trees in Port Alice

“I look forward to when all the cherry blossom trees in Port Alice bloom”

Every photographer will go through a dry spell where it just seems you run out of ideas for new locations and compositions. Spring time, with all the new growth and change of landscape colours can break that spell.

I look forward to when all the cherry blossom trees in Port Alice bloom and I can shoot all those old spots with a fresh look. If you’ve seen me wandering about in Lions park recently, I haven’t lost my mind and forgotten where I am. I have been looking for new compositions in the same old place.

At first I will walk about without the camera in hand and look at the scene visualizing in my mind the image. Once I have an conception of what I foresee, I’ll pick up the camera and try a lens that best captures what I see.

What am I looking for? Is the image balanced, are there objects that are distracting to the eye, and am I trying to capture too much.

I will then start to pick out parts of the scene to focus on and eliminate what’s distracting or doesn’t blend in with the subject. In this photo, I tried to use some grass for foreground and then use the cherry tree to lead the eye through the scene to the marina.

Douglas Bradshaw has lived in the North Island for 33 years. He is a Landscape and Wildlife photographer based out of Port Alice B.C. His website is follow him on YouTube and Facebook at Port Alice Photography, Images by Douglas Bradshaw

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Universal basic income is a good thing

‘I’ve always loved change, so I’m rooting for a different way of life altogether’

Port Hardy school sending food home to students in need

Hunger doesn’t take the weekend — or a pandemic — off

Telegraph Cove Resort will open June 1 to self-contained campers only

Washrooms, showers and all other amenities will remain closed for now

Hardy Bay Seniors’ Centre doubling down to build community during COVID-19

The volunteer-run group is cooking meals and checking in on isolated seniors

Three weekly direct flights from Port Hardy to Vancouver starting June 1

Direct between Bella Bella and Vancouver not resuming at this time

COVID-19: B.C. landlords can’t evict if they decline rent assistance

Emergency order ‘incentive’ for federal program, Carole James says

B.C. Hockey League prepping for 2020-21

League reviewing different scenarios and start times in compliance with provincial regulations

Duncan’s Queen Margaret’s School pioneers thermal imaging in school reopening

Private school is first in B.C. to use new tech post-COVID-19

Investigators probe death of CN employee at Surrey rail yard

Transportation Safety Board is investigating an ‘occurrence that took place during switching operations’

NIC leads province in transition to online biology labs

North Island College (NIC) biology faculty are among the first in the… Continue reading

Trans Mountain starts B.C. leg of pipeline twinning project

Mostly finished in Alberta, Burnaby terminal expanding

NDP getting COVID-19 wage subsidy ‘indirectly,’ B.C. Liberal leader says

Andrew Wilkinson says he’s heard no concerns from public

Most Read