Douglas Bradshaw snapped this photo of a heron at Storey’s Beach in Fort Rupert. (Port Alice Photography, Images by Douglas Bradshaw)

Bradshaw’s Photo Highlight: Storey’s Beach

“The light was just over my right shoulder and illuminating the beach nicely”

Sunday I decided to find something to photograph along the Fort Rupert Trail with my dog Benson, but we didn’t get very far up the trail when it started to rain/snow hard so I decided to do it another day.

By the time I made it back to the truck the weather had changed and it was all blue skies. I made the short trip to Storey’s Beach and noticed a heron off to the right on the beach and decided to hopefully get an image of it. I had to change to a telephoto lens on my camera and by the time I got this done, I looked up and it was gone. This was par for the course for me though, as I always have trouble getting heron images. Just as I was putting Benson’s leash on him I noticed the heron had moved to my left on the beach and it was even closer than before. I told Benson he was going to have to wait in the truck for a bit while I got this image. I just knew the heron would have bolted if it had seen him.

I stealthily snuck behind a couple of logs on the beach and, when it wasn’t looking, I moved closer. It was perfect. The light was just over my right shoulder and illuminating the beach nicely. I metered on the heron and did a test shot. I wanted to get an image of the heron fishing and have the shutter speed fast enough to freeze the heron as it darted for a fish. I bumped up the ISO to 800, set the frames per second to high, and then metered the heron again. ISO 800, f8, shutter speed 1/2000 sec. Success at last!

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

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

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

Just Posted

Port McNeill council roundup: Feb. 11 meeting

Various stories from Port McNeill council’s Feb. 11 meeting.

Forestry workers vote for new agreement, ending 8-month strike on Vancouver Island

Wage increases, higher premiums and contract language part of new agreement

REVIEW: Poetry helps Conshinz heal from brain trauma

The Book of 1000 Poems, Volumes 1-4, by Conshinz, a.k.a. Port Alice… Continue reading

Meet the new owner of the Scarlet Ibis Pub & Restaurant

Kevin Foley is originally from Regina, Saskatchewan.

OPINION: Reformed or not, ICBC is still a monopoly. Why?

“It’s past time that politicians do the right thing: they need to end the ICBC monopoly”

VIDEO: Minister reports ‘modest progress’ after blockade talks with First Nation

Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs say Coastal GasLink does not have authority to go through their lands

Henrique scores 2 as Ducks soar past Canucks 5-1

Vancouver tumbles out of top spot in Pacific Division

Trudeau cancels Caribbean trip amid pipeline protests across Canada

Protests against Coastal GasLink have disrupted rail service

B.C. VIEWS: Inaction on pipeline protests not a viable response

Columnist Frank Bucholtz on how the Coastal GasLink pipeline dispute got so bad

PHOTOS: Top 10 memories of the 2010 Olympics

Black Press Media’s Jenna Hauck, shares some of her most memorable images of 2010 Winter Games

#FoxForFiver: Support grows in B.C. to put Terry Fox on new $5 bill

Terry Fox’ Marathon of Hope raised money for cancer research

Registration opens soon for BC 55+ Games in Richmond

2020 55+ Games have been officially scheduled for Sept. 15 to 19

Trudeau confers with cabinet ministers as rail blockades continue

The Trudeau government has been criticized for not doing more to end the blockades

Canadian nurses’ unions warn national standards for coronavirus protection too low

President says safety protocols nationwide are inadequate compared to those in Ontario and other countries

Most Read