Flickr a Day 153: ‘Birkenhead Lake View’

Travel photographer James Wheeler takes the Day with an evocative, wish-you-were-there view captured on May 17, 2015, using Nikon D600 and 17-35mm f/4 lens. Vitals: f/11, ISO 100, .5 sec, 17mm. I picked the pic mainly for composition and color; the red canoe to the left set against the lake looker to the right makes the shot—without even considering the majestic mountains framing the foreground.

James describes self-titled “Birkenhead Lake View”, visited over the “Victoria Day long weekend” (ended May 18 in 2015 and on the 23rd in 2016). “It is a bit far from Vancouver but is an amazing place to go camping for a long weekend. We had relatively good weather for May and will definitely go back next year”. 

The IT consultant is based in Maple Ridge, a Vancouver, Canada, suburb. “I have lived in 24 different places in 13 different cities in the past 16 years”, he says. “I lived in Asia for 5 years. I am fluent in Mandarin. I shoot over 10,000 photos a year, but only post one a day—so less than 4 percent of my photos make it online, or about one in 25”. Curation is one of the better-kept secrets in great digital photography. In an age when people throw everything online, James shoots many but posts few.

Pursuant to James’ request, the credit links to the photo on his website rather than to Flickr, which he joined in February 2008. His nature art is a real treat. Do click through and view those one-a-day pics.

Photo Credit: James Wheeler