Fall Colours in Vancouver’s Queen Elizabeth Park
Just as I did last year, I took a short walk through Queen Elizabeth Park to view and photograph the fall colours. The weather forecast said rain, and lots of it, for the next week so I knew it was my last chance before things got really wet. I hope to go back in a week or so, weather permitting. The conditions were not ideal, it was a bit foggy and I could not get a good shot of the whole garden without losing a lot of contrast in the background. I used a polarizing filter to cut some of the glare but some shots just didn’t turn out that well. It was still nice to get out, the colours are really great right now.
This was one of the first images I shot. As you can see, the trees in the background are starting to get lost because of the foggy and humid conditions.
The sky was very bright which made some exposures more difficult but the fog and overcast conditions made for a nice diffuse light.
On my way out of the park, I stopped by the duck pond to watch the action and take a few shots. There were at least eight species of birds in and around the pond when I was there.
This guy was taking a bath in the pond just a few feet away from me.
His little minion.