Point Holmes Beach

Looking toward Denman and Hornby Island from the beach at Point Holmes.
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Point Holmes in Comox, British Columbia is a beautiful destination for dramatic landscape photography, and many compositions of boulders, water, and clouds are possible at this beach. The rising tide creates new arrangements of boulders and water to photograph from countless different angles. Interesting cloud formations can appear over the Salish Sea.

Rising tide isolates larger rocks at Point Holmes.
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Looking across the Salish Sea from Point Holmes, Comox, BC.
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A gravel bar is separated from the beach as the tide rises at Point Holmes, BC.
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Working the Boulders

On the east side of Vancouver Island, views across the Salish Sea or along the coast are possible. At Point Holmes beach, Denman and Hornby Island are visible in the distance. Uniform rocks on the beach submerged as the water rose and new patterns and combinations of water and stone appeared. Gravel bars separated from the shore, forming isolated islands. Cloud formations add variety to the possible compositions.

A large rock surrounded by water at Point Holmes.
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Several rocks in the rising tide at Point Holmes, BC.
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Large boulders are part of the foreshore at Point Holmes and they become more prominent, separated from the smaller rocks of the beach on an incoming tide. Finding more compositions became easier and the sky took on the colours of salmon, blue, and gray.

Looking back toward the Beaufort Range on Vancouver Island, British Columbia from Point Holmes.
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Wispy clouds in the sky above the ocean at Point Holmes, Comox, BC.
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These images from Point Holmes are a small selection of landscapes I’ve photographed around Vancouver Island. Additional photographs of this rocky beach during low tide are available at Boulders at Point Holmes. To purchase or request images for use, pleaseĀ contact Dave Ingram.

Cardboard Only, 1-365

Cardboard Only - a series of recycling bins photographed at night.

Fujifilm XT-2, 16mm XF f/1.4
800 ISO, f/1.4, 1/80sĀ 
PRO Neg Hi

I’m looking to push my creativity in 2020 with a 365 day photo project. I’ll be creating and posting (as regularly as I can) at least one new image a day.

If you follow my Instagram you know that I like photographing dark and empty places, there is something really interesting about light and mood at night that appeals to me. And so it is fitting that my first post of 2020 is this fabulous location in Courtenay, BC. I’ve photographed this place several times over the years and keep returning to it. Awesome light, weird objects, compelling shapes. I’ll likely revisit it again in the next 365 days.

Thanks for stopping in. To purchase or request images for use, please contact me.

The Bushwick Collective, Brooklyn, NYC

Sleeping Like an Angel - Subway Doodle
Sleeping Like an Angel, Subway Doodle

The Bushwick Collective in Brooklyn, New York is a fascinating place to visit. Street art covers the buildings and it is hard to truly appreciate the scope of the graffiti because it is everywhere! Bushwick is a true working-class neighbourhood and as a result its industrial heritage provides walls that are canvases for public art.

Troutman Street
Troutman Street at Nicholas Avenue

The heart of the Bushwick Collective is the intersection of Troutman Street and Nicholas Avenue. The Collective is the work of Joseph Ficalora and is both a tribute to his father who was murdered in 1991 and his mother who passed away in 2011. It was Ficalora’s goal to revitalize Bushwick and in 2012 he invited a number of well recognized graffiti artists to paint murals on buildings in the neighbourhood. The murals have transformed the once grim, industrial area into a huge open-air gallery that stretches for many blocks. The photography opportunities are countless…

Street Art in Bushwick, NYC by Rosk and Loste
Street Art by Rosk and Loste
Pop Art posters in Bushwick, NYC
Pop Art Style Posters
Saint Nicholas Poultry, Bushwick, NY
Saint Nicholas Poultry, Bushwick, NY
No Parking Between These Signs, street art by Sipros in Bushwick, NYC
No Parking Between These Signs – Street Art by Sipros
Fire Hydrant and Posts
Fire Hydrant and Posts

These images are a small sample of the many amazing works of street art that make up the Bushwick Collective. To purchase or request images for use, please contact me.