Natural landscapes: Lighthouse Park
POINT ATKINSON LIGHTHOUSE, WEST VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA
Living on the Canadian prairies, many hundreds of kilometres from any sort of major body of water, I rarely get the chance to photograph lighthouses. So when I found out about this park during a visit to Vancouver, on Canada’s west coast, I put it on my bucket list. Vancouver is often rainy, but I scored with a fabulous sunrise and near-perfect conditions on this morning. I crouched down as low as possible to get the lighthouse reflected in the pool.
That strange concrete box you see to the right of the lighthouse is a searchlight bunker dating back to the Second World War. Lighthouse Park was staffed by people who watched for potential Japanese attackers between 1941 and ’45. Nikon D90, tripod, polarizing filter, two-stop hard-edge graduated density filter (to darken the sky).
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