A short slideshow from a series of stills shot over the holidays in Whistler, British Columbia.
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All the photos in this slideshow were taken with an iPhone 4s and edited in camera/phone with Camera + and the slideshow was produced with Lightroom 4.
What’s to like about it?
The warm and long days of summer give way to the dark and wet mornings of Autumn. It’s no wonder November is dreaded. For cyclists, November marks the end of the season. For skiers and snowboarders, November can’t pass fast enough.
In a place like Whistler where the town is always full of outdoor enthusiasts and tourists, November marks a time of calmness. It’s as though the mountains are saying, “Soon, my friend”. It’s void of the usual mayhem.
This slideshow of stills captured in early November in Whistler illustrates The Shunned Season.
I discovered that it’s actually a great time to enjoy the outdoors – without the usual mountain bike or skis. Instead, I enjoyed it while looking through my camera with eyes wide open.
The Chilcotin has been called BC’s last frontier, a tribute to the region’s vast open spaces and wild, spectacular landscape, much of which was moulded by the actions of volcanoes. This is a world of few roads, little industry and not many people, with an impressive diversity of wildlife including grizzly bears, big horn sheep and wild horses.
The past three season’s I’ve tried to make it up here but failed at every attempt; each thwarted for various reasons. Until now.
I received a last minute call from my good friend Scott a week prior with an offer to jump in a float plane and head out in to the wildness with 4 other riders.
Finally, it’s happening! We set off from North Vancouver Thursday evening for our 9am departure the next morning from Tyaughton Lake. It’s a 4 – 5hr drive along the Sea to Sky highway up to Pemberton and along the Hurley Pass past Gold Bridge and Bralorne to Tyax Lodge.
What follows, are some photo’s and video’s from our 9hr epic bike ride through the most stunning landscape I’ve ridden. A supremely satisfying day with a fantastic group of friends – Mike, Scott, Andrew and Steve.(more…)
After being held hostage indoors by Saturday’s downpour, I needed to get outside – badly!
Luckily, living in Van city the outdoors is just a stone’s throw away. So I packed up my gear,
threw the bike on the rack, grabbed my camera and headed for…