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  • Jennifer Dowd

A Micro Adventure to Upper Goldstream Park Falls - Feb 17, 2024

In a world filled with bustling cities and hectic schedules, there's an innate longing for moments of tranquility and connection with nature. Sometimes, all it takes is a spontaneous decision to embark on a micro-adventure to uncover the hidden gems that lie just beyond our doorstep. On a particularly overcast morning, I found myself drawn to the allure of Upper Goldstream Park Falls in Colwood, BC, eager to capture the beauty of mini waterfalls through the lens of my camera.

Upper Goldstream Park Falls is nestled amidst the lush greenery of Goldstream Provincial Park, a pristine sanctuary that offers a respite from the chaos of everyday life. The rhythmic melody of cascading water beckoned me forward, each step bringing me closer to the heart of nature's symphony.

As I approached the falls, a sense of awe washed over me at the sight that unfolded before my eyes. Miniature waterfalls tumbled gracefully down moss-covered rocks, their gentle whispers mingling with the rustle of leaves overhead. Despite the overcast skies casting a muted palette upon the landscape, there was a quiet beauty to be found in the soft diffused light that bathed the scene.

I seized this opportunity to delve into the art of long-exposure photography. By adjusting the settings on my camera, I was able to extend the exposure time, allowing the rushing water to transform into a mesmerizing cascade of silk-like tendrils. The resulting images captured the fluidity of motion with unparalleled grace, each frame a testament to the symbiotic relationship between light, water, and time. Through experimentation and patience, I witnessed the landscape come to life in a way that transcended the limitations of mere perception, unveiling a realm of visual poetry that stirred the depths of my soul. In the dance between shutter and lens, I found a newfound appreciation for the subtle nuances of nature's choreography, each moment an invitation to embrace the infinite possibilities that lie just beyond the surface.

As I immersed myself in the art of photography, time seemed to stand still, the rhythmic flow of the falls lulling me into a state of peaceful reverie. In that fleeting moment, I felt a profound connection to the natural world, a sense of belonging that transcended words and boundaries. It was a reminder that amidst the chaos of life, there is solace to be found in the quiet embrace of nature's embrace.

You don't have to travel far from home to go on a micro-adventure and capture some beautiful photographs!

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