I am still going through all of my photos taken from my trip last week while up in Terrace BC. So many still to go through. But I managed to dig through some images that I took when we went on our trips to some various parks near Terrace. The weather was perfect, not one drop of rain, and just enough cloud to keep the hot Sun away, yet having lots of light for some good photography out in the bush. So let me start off with the most iconic shot of Terrace, the old Skeena River bridge:
Taken from Ferry Island, which the new Skeena River Bridge now crosses, this is a great shot of the old bridge. In my opinion, this is the scene that says Terrace. The bridge was originally built in the 1920s-ish, and today it can only support a single lane for modern vehicles. Yes, you need to wait at a signal light before you can enter the bridge, while waiting for the traffic on the other side to pass.
A shot of some snow covered peaks just North of Terrace, taken from town at the ice rink. I was shooting the sunset when I took this shot (below) and figured that even though it is nearly summer, the mountains are still covered with ice and snow. A very contrast image when the temperature was a nice 18C out that evening.
The above image I used a 300mm lens, with an ISO of 28000, since the time of day was around 10:00pm. Because Terrace is so far North, during the summer the sky really never gets dark, but a mere bright twilight, enough to read a news paper with. I could say it gets nearly 24 hours of light around the Summer Solstice.
Kleanza Creek, or a small river, is a place that I grew up by when I was a kid living there. Many fond memories from camping trips, hikes, and a place to hang out with friends. Yes, I climbed those cliffs when I was a teenager. Of course now you can’t because this is a protected park, so the party days there have ended long ago.
The last spot on our trip around the parks and hiking trails was on Ferry Island, right on the Skeena River. The last two shots were taken at the South end of the island (sandbar) away from the camp grounds.
This is enough for now. I just entered the start of my weekend from my crazy work schedule, so I am going to sit back and relax. I may start going through more photos later on tonight when I get caught up on my sleep. I am still riding the hight from my mini vacation up North. I so want to go back there again.