Pender Island Sunset


My second Sky Watch Friday is this series of photographs I shot a few evenings ago in front of my house. The view is looking across Plumper Sound to Saturna Island. These two car freighters have been parked out front for a few months now. I would guess they have unloaded their Hondas or Toyotas in Vancouver and are waiting to either move on down the coast to Seattle or somewhere south or are just enjoying the fine spring weather. In reality, I expect they are waiting for goods to haul back to Japan from one of the large cities near here.

This was one of those beautiful evenings where the light changes every few minutes. These photos were shot within 35 minutes of each other. Hope you enjoy the view from western Canada!

Car freighters in Plumper Sound, Gulf Islands, Canada

Car freighters in Plumper Sound, Gulf Islands, Canada

The view looking north to Mayne Island from Pender Island, British Columbia

The view looking north to Mayne Island from Pender Island, British Columbia

Car freighters in front of Saturna Island, Gulf Islands, British Columbia

Car freighters in front of Saturna Island, Gulf Islands, British Columbia

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16 Responses to “Pender Island Sunset”

  1. Snapshutter says:

    Really like the middle one.

  2. Diane C. says:

    You live in a beautiful place to take photos. These are stunning images. Hard to believe they were taken withing 35 minutes of each other. So many different colors in the sky and water.

  3. J Bar says:

    Remarkable shots. Beautiful colours.
    Sydney – City and Suburbs

  4. Deborah Godin says:

    I came here because your SWF link said Vancouver Island (one of my faovrite areas on the planet) and was suprised and delighted to discover not only your blog, but that I am already an admirer of your work. I’ve had a link to your photos on my blog sidebar (for the N. Pender Is. Lantern Festival in particular) ever since I began my blog last summer. I think your photography is absolutely gorgeous, and I’m going to enjoy browsing around your site. Wonderful SWF photos today, too!

  5. Sally in WA says:

    All so very pretty.

    Have a fantastic Friday!

  6. Sylvia Kirkwood says:

    Absolutely stunning shots! Incredible colors! Look forward to visiting here again! Have a great SWF and a super weekend!

  7. LisaNewton says:

    What great shots. If I spent 35 minutes at the beach, I might get a few like this, too. I wish I lived closer to the beach……………….:(

  8. Nature Rambler says:

    Those are all stunning photos. Is that a rainbow I see in the first one? The disorganized sky in the second one is gorgeous!! And the blues in the last one are really beautiful. The sky can change so much in just a short period of time!!! Thanks for sharing your lovely corner of the world.

  9. fickleinpink says:

    is that a rainbow on the fisrt picture!

    these pics are amazing!

    thanks for sharing these beautiful skies with us!

  10. Ria says:

    wow. amazing shots! i especially like the first one, with the little rainbow peaking out!

  11. gennasus says:

    Fabulous skies there! My brother lives in Vancouver but he never shares photos like these.

  12. Shey says:

    WOW! Magnificent shots! Takes my breath away. Would love to visit this place someday. Very relaxing. :)

  13. kevin says:

    Thanks all,

    Yes, Vancouver Island and the smaller islands are beautiful. I feel very fortunate to live here and to be able to photograph this area every week. Vancouver Island should be on everyones travel destination list, it’s that spectacular!

  14. Pamela says:

    Do you have photos of Mayne Island?

  15. kevin says:

    Hi Pamela,

    Yes, I do have Mayne Island photos. Take a look at Mayne Island Photographs.

  16. Cynthia says:

    What a spectacular view you have! The Pacific Northwest is such an amazingly beautiful place for photography is it not? Thank you for stopping by my blog today. I have very much enjoyed browsing through yours.

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