I find that the less time I spend alone the less words I have to offer to everyone out there, and so here I am completely stumped for what to tell you. So, let me start with the fact that I took a wee trip to Shannon Falls on Sunday. The falls are probably one of my favourite places close to Vancouver and the park where they’re situated has been done up a bit recently. No doubt it has something to do with the upcoming winter Olympic games and that it’s on the sea-to-sky highway.
The polaroid above is a double exposure. No, you’re not going mad and the waterfall isn’t miniature falling into a giant river bed.
I’m constantly amazed by the lush, green rainforests that surround Vancouver, and whenever I venture out I discover so many little environments thriving all on their own.
Now, I could go on to tell you about how I had two camera failures and one mind boggling oversight that day. I’m sure you don’t need to read about such little misfortunes from a day of mountain air bliss. But, I will say I took the Mamiya Universal out for a spin and completely wasted a whole roll of film by forgetting to remove the dark slide. I’ve been completely spoiled over the years with the Bronica SQA forbidding anyone to take a photo when the dark slide is in.
All I have to share is the one double-exposed polaroid at the top and the other polaroid 600 shots from the SLR680 (which mysteriously started working again for about 8 shots only to suddenly die once and for all). I didn’t stop to catch the beauty of the falls in the polaroids because it’s not really the right medium for it. Instead, we have all these little details and light spills from the forest itself.
Autumn is without a doubt my favourite time of year, and if you’re a reader that knows me well or has follwed me on various sites over the years you’ll no doubt have heard me harp on about autumn every time it rolls around. I’m sorry to say that I don’t think that will ever stop because every single year I’m blown away from the beauty of everything turning in for its well-deserved winter rest.
I’ll probably carry on trying to capture the surreal happiness the season fills me with and I wonder if it’ll properly translate.
It’s clear that I’m not alone in appreciating autumn and it’s magical golden lights; there’s a season for everyone I suppose. It’s probably about time I just let it speak for itself…