Up Island


In February I made a trip up island to Duncan and the Lake Cowichan area. This film has waited for a scan since then so it is out of sequence.

Vancouver Island is a big place at 460km long as the raven flies. A real trip up island, to the other end from Victoria where I am, is a solid eight-hour drive, and that is not even the north tip. A trip to Duncan at just over an hour is barely up island, commuting distance for some.

I took along an Olympus XA2 and am glad I did. The light ended up being really interesting. It was pouring at Lake Cowichan and I got soaked in 5 minutes of picture-taking but by the time I got back to Duncan the sun was breaking out, now and then. Great winter light typical of this area – dark skies and bright patches of sun which sometimes you have to chase if you want to take pictures.

On this trip I found in a thrift store a Canon Elan II with camera case, kit lens and a roll of film for $25 – it even had a working battery. You have seen some of the pictures from that find around here in the past week or two – out of sequence but that is what happens sometimes.

There is more of this roll of film, including one shot on my blog publishing at the same time as this titled Tin Shack. More of this roll will show up there, and probably over time you can find them via pingback notifications at the bottom of the post.




Click on any image below to launch larger versions in the gallery view, navigate with the arrows in the gallery.


Roll 13: Olympus XA2, Ilford XP2 Super, ISO400, shot at 400, commercially developed, scanned at home.

12 thoughts on “Up Island

  1. Reblogged this on burnt embers and commented:

    This is my Roll 13 for the 2016 52 Rolls project. The roll had shots from the Duncan area, and Victoria and this post has the Duncan shots. You will find others from this roll on Burnt Embers over the next few weeks, including yesterday and the day before.


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