Oak Bay Marina Sunrise

Oak Bay Marina Sunrise – HDR image, ISO 2500, 35mm (equivalent), f/16, 1/125 sec, Fujifilm X100T, Tripod used

Oak Bay Marina Sunrise

This HDR image was created using three images exposed +-1 stop in Photomatix Pro. Lightroom was used to adjust some color balance and contrast levels.

This was probably the best shot that came off the morning I had horrible insomnia. At least it felt horrible at at the time. I got out of bed at 5am and decided to go to the water and take photos. These days I am not even trying to get to sleep until around 4am. Its strange how perspective can change how things are viewed.

One thing I have noticed this year that has seemed very odd, besides the extremely warm summer, is how calm the water has been. Especially in the morning. By the time I took this image the wind was already starting to stir the waters a little and still it is so clear. For anyone who doesn’t know, this isn’t lake water. This is ocean water. Of course it’s very sheltered ocean water.

Tonight I went to take photos of the Lunar eclipse. It was supposed to be a Blood Moon. It was pretty much a complete failure. I no longer have a lens larger than 70mm so the moon is very small in the pathetic photos I took. The place I went was very, very crowded. The only great thing was that Roland was with me so we beat a retreat to Maude Hunters and had some good food and beer. Its really amazing how food and beer can salvage an otherwise useless evening.


Growing up one of my biggest dreams was to explore the world. Honestly I never thought this would become reality. But at the end of 2014 I quit my job as a project manager to do just that. I sold most everything I own, packed up the remaining boxes in storage, and set out to see the world. My goals while traveling are to meet people everywhere I go, work on becoming a better photographer, and attempt to stay where the weather is not freezing. Along the way I am posting photos at Pixelbip.com and writing about my experiences at EarthToKeir.com