Driving Home Through the Night

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.

The ‘Frog”

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.

8 Comment

  1. Patrick Teti says: Reply

    Cool Chris! Being an early riser, I wouldn’t think of doing this. A reminder of the value of thinking different.

  2. Wanda says: Reply

    Amazing shots…

    1. chris says: Reply

      Thanks Wanda!

  3. chris says: Reply

    Hi Pat. Early morning brings another set of natural wonders. How fortunate we both are! Chris

  4. valerie Hensley says: Reply

    Love the fiery truck and JUST DOIN’ IT. ie the camera is my companion,

  5. chris says: Reply

    Yes, have your camera at the ready and then it’s all about JUST DO’IN IT!!! Chris

  6. Amazing images Chris!

    1. chris says: Reply

      Thank you Anna. Great to hear from you. Hoping all is well in Kilkenny!

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