Cowichan Summer Sky

Rachel Penney

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From a young age the many forms and glorious diversity found in nature, art and music have been vital influences in my life and travels from coast to coast. At first photography was an occasional, fun way to create lasting memories of places, family and events using film cameras.
Arriving in Cowichan Bay in 1999 presented an abundance of sailing and hiking destinations, both locally and along the B.C. coast. It quickly became evident a camera was essential, even when looking out my kitchen window over the Bay.
In 2002 I purchased my first digital camera, an HP 1 mega pixel point and shoot.
In 2009 I was introduced to the Cowichan Valley Camera Club. The skills, expertise, techniques and creative styles generously shared by CVCC members continue to inspire and nourish my enthusiasm for the art of photography.
The photograph “Cowichan Summer Sky” was taken in June of 2016 while taking a mid afternoon walk on the Cowichan Estuary. It was shot with a Sony DSC-RX100 M3. The manual settings were ISO 125, f/5.6, Exposure 1/125sec. It was originally shot in colour and converted to black and white using Adobe Photoshop. My other, frequently used camera equipment is a Sony A 77II.
Wildlife, landscapes and flora are definitely favourites, however I also enjoy the challenge of other subjects, techniques and creative possibilities. The fun and learning continues.