I had to go to Vancouver for a couple of days, and when it was time to drive home, I chose to leave around 7 pm. This means that by the time I reached the Fraser River Canyon north of Hope, the temperature would have cooled off, there would be little if any traffic, and the night sky would be coming to life. Perfect! I always enjoy driving through the night. It’s peaceful and I feel completely relaxed.
It was 11 pm when I reached the ‘Frog’, a large rock in the Thompson River Canyon. I pulled over, set up my tripod, and with a 20mm lens, I made this image of the ‘frog’. Not a vehicle passed me; I had the Canyon to myself. There was just the sound of the river and a distant train whistle; both sounds I really enjoy.
A truck driver travelling through the universe
Around midnight I stopped at another favourite spot of mine. The railway track is right below me and the white spot in the distance below the highway is a railway tunnel. While I was setting up this image a large semi-truck drove past me. I waited until he entered my viewfinder. Then I opened the shutter as the headlights lit up the canyon walls.
I reached home at 2:30 am. I felt slightly tired, yet at the same time, pleasantly exhilarated.