December 4, 2009 – Howe Sound, BC

Howe Sound, British Columbia

Howe Sound, British Columbia

Friday, December 4, 2009

Ciao a tutti! Questo è scritto in italiano, tradotto in quanto tali da inglese da Google. Perché l’italiano? Perché questa è una foto del Canada! In realtà, ho poco tempo andando a riscrivere il tutto, ma ho voluto il testo utilizzato quando ho incollato su Facebook di essere italiani. Solo perché.

Right, now that that’s out of my system.  This is a view of Howe Sound in British Columbia (that’s in Canada), from along Highway 99, the Sea to Sky Highway.  (The road that takes you from Vancouver to Whistler.)  I’ve always liked this shot.  I like the repetition of the theme.  (Three similar looking landmasses, each with its own little cloud.  Each is subtly different from the other in shape and in color, etc.)

Highway 99 is one of the most beautiful drives I’ve ever done, especially the segment between Vancouver and Squamish. It’s a super windy road that hugs the steep, rugged hillside, with huge panoramic views across the water to snowcapped peaks (well, that one depends on the time of year). The road is a lot less scary than it used to be, since they spent the last 6 or 7 years blasting away rock to make it a nicer drive for the Olympics, but it’s still gorgeous. If you don’t live in the Pacific Northwest, I’m not going to say you should make the trek all the way out here just for this drive (amazingly enough, it seems like most people just aren’t really in to that stuff like I am) but if you DO live here, you absolutely should. Even if you have no interest in hanging out up there, just take a day and drive up and back. You won’t regret it. Well, except for that three hour stretch along I-5. They don’t build interstates to be pretty, folks.

Notes: Canon EOS Rebel XT, Quantaray 70-300 mm lens. 1/160s, f/13.0, ISO 100. Focal length: 70mm.

(Original text: Hello everyone! This is written in Italian, translated as such from English by Google. Why Italian? Because this is a picture of Canada! Actually, I’m shortly going to rewrite the whole thing, but I wanted the text used when I pasted it on Facebook to be Italian. Just because. )

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