Matt Lum: Blog en-us (C) Matt Lum (Matt Lum) Sat, 12 Jan 2013 02:44:00 GMT Sat, 12 Jan 2013 02:44:00 GMT Matt Lum: Blog 120 90 The Search for the Unexplored It just goes to show that no matter how long you've been in one place or city, you can always find new places, views, paths, or perspectives.  I couldn't believe I hadn't been to Lighthouse Park before.  Either that or my memories of being there on the beach and eating rocks as a toddler have been long forgotten. 

Change your perspective.  Getting up close can be a totally different perspectiveLighthouse Park Sunset

It pays to be a tourist once in a while.  Seek out new views and experiences.  No matter how long you've been somewhere, you can always find new places to lay your eyes on and new adventures to dip your toe into.

Lighthouse Park, West VancouverLighthouse Park Sunset

Even if you think you've been somewhere before, places change.  Weather changes with the seasons, light changes with the time of day, and perspective changes with your location.  You can travel a journey in reverse direction or access a previously visited place from a different direction.  Sailing a boat or paddling a kayak up to a beach you have accessed from land many times before could give you a drastically different experience.  A more extreme example would be to climb up the Chief rather than hike it.  The permutations are nearly endless!

More photos of Lighthouse Park here






(Matt Lum) Beach Lighthouse Park Sunset West Vancouver Sat, 12 Jan 2013 02:40:59 GMT
Garibaldi Fog Garibaldi FogFog Over Garibaldi Lake

The evening light was fading and a fog hovered over the lake--the type of heavy, moist fog that surrounds you and wrings the heat from your body if you're not careful. I abandoned any dinner responsibilities I might have had that evening to get a few quick shots before the light faded entirely.

I wanted to take advantage of the eerie yet calm feeling the fog evoked. I knew the fog would give me a nice soft light but wasn't sure if it would blur the photos too much. The long exposure time required in the fleeting light helped to smooth the water and blend it seamlessly into the sky.

We ate a late dinner that evening... and it tasted amazing.

(Matt Lum) Camping Garibaldi Lake Garibaldi Park Panorama Ridge Hiking Fri, 04 Jan 2013 08:48:03 GMT