A few Island bites

Joy to the world, BC has a mighty fine wine!!

Saanich Vineyard

In Saanich and Sooke there are beautiful properties on the waterfront  with  roads, gates and doorways of all sizes leading to everywhere.

In Victoria proper, once the scene of Victorian age  opium dens and a dreadful murder,  Fan Tan Alley in old China Town  is now  full of “funky” and new age shops.

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  1. I love your monochromes, so atmospheric and very fitting to the hint of dastardly history of opium dens and murder…

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    1. thank you Andrea! Yes Chinatown in Victoria is very old as the Chinese were hired to build the railroads on the island and treated very badly I might add!! But there are some wonderful stories in Chinatown!!

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  2. aishasoasis says:

    I’m not much of a wine fan, but I am definitely a fan of your photography, Cybele! ♥♥♥ ;^)

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    1. thanks so much Aisha for your wonderful comment!!

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  3. Ann says:

    Lovely photos! My favorite is the gate. I want to hop into the picture and go open it and walk through…

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    1. thanks Ann!! I do love gates too!!

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  4. Mélanie says:

    your photo seems to get out of a fairy tale… HL = huge like! 🙂
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    I do recall it, so cheers, babe – à ta santé! 🙂 ❤

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  5. Amy says:

    I like the Land’s end road shot!

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    1. There are so many beautiful roads and gates there. Thank you Amy!!!

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  6. Beautiful photos, Cybele! I cannot help but think that there is a story waiting to be written in each one of them! Great job!

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    1. oh yes Lizzie!! Thank you! I am rather partial to things falling down like old gates etc! and paths!!!

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  7. Cybelle, incredible photos, very inspiring! I love it!

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    1. Thank you for coming by Della. I’m so glad you like them!

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  8. Mark Simms says:

    Lovely shots Cybele. I’m partial to a drop of the fermented grape juice myself 😊

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    1. thanks Mark!! Me too – just a wee drop! BC wines are coming into their own.

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  9. Your photos are so mystifyingly unique! Beautiful! 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much Anica!!!

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  10. ♡eM says:

    British Columbia is beautiful, and yet I have not discovered the wines. These photos, like your others, are fantastically mystical.

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    1. Thanks Em!! The wines are beginning to come into their own- especially those from the interior of the province where it has drier summmers.

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  11. Great lead photo Hanna – you are working the magic with your camera 🙂

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    1. Thanks so much Robert. Coming from you!!! 🙂 It’s only the Nikon coolpix and I can’t do in RAW on that but I still get some interesting ones. A little tweak in PSCS6 and yes! The sorcerer’s apprentice is improving!! Thanks for that wonderful post on post process IR and for your inspiration!!

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      1. Hope you can use some of the techniques to get what you want from your shots.

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  12. lauramacky says:

    Thank you for the tour! I wish I could’ve stayed longer in Victoria. The images are alluring!

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    1. Oh thank you Laura!! There were only a few but we do have some beautiful scenery here in the rain forests. I’m still playing with monochrome. The city itself is quaint and not so dramatic as big cities. I love your latest for MM. Very Zen!!

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      1. lauramacky says:

        You’re welcome and thank you 🙂

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