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post #1 of (permalink) Old 03-27-2008, 08:11 AM Thread Starter
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I'm heading out to Chilliwack on Sunday to take a newbie photographer shooting - weather permitting. I'm not familiar with the area, but she wants to learn about landscape photography.

Do you have any suggestions for good locations? Forests, waterfalls, sweeping panoramas, spring flowers and foliage. Can you also suggest best time of day (morning or evening for best light, etc.) and a reference to a map so I know how to get there? We'll want to be in the forest during mid-day.

My friend is not a hiker, so any hike requirements would have to be short and easy.

Thanks in advance for your help.
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Bridal falls if you want a nice size waterfall shot. 5-10mins past chilliwack on highway 1.




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For distinctive lighting, there are two options: sunrise and sunset. Being out here early, or near the Abby-Chilliwack border anyway, will let you see sunrise with pretty mountains behind. But the best lighting IMHO is near sunset because the sun is then hitting and illuminating the mountains. all of this assumes a clear day.

Locations are easy. A good photographer can, of course, take good photos from bad locations. But driving down Chilliwack Lake Road gives you access to a nice variety of forest, waterfall, lake, river and mountain views. If you approach via Yarrow and Cultus Lake you will also have a variety of nice rural landscapes, particularly those "fields with mountains in the distance" shots.

Some flowers are blooming but the big tulip boom hasn't happened yet. Airport Rd by the MOF office and airport has an avenue of blossoming cherry trees, nice and pink. Also that way you can stop for pie at the Airport Cafe. Daffodils are out in surprising places. You should be able to find some skunk cabbages up Chilliwack Lake Rd.

Finishing off at Bridal Falls and Cheam Lake Wetlands is a good option too. See sunset over Sumas Mtn.

If you do head outto Chilliwack Lake, when you come back, detour up from Slesse Park to Ryder Lake Uplands and come down through Promontory area. You get some surprising views.
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For distinctive lighting, there are two options: sunrise and sunset. Being out here early, or near the Abby-Chilliwack border anyway, will let you see sunrise with pretty mountains behind. But the best lighting IMHO is near sunset because the sun is then hitting and illuminating the mountains. all of this assumes a clear day.

Locations are easy. A good photographer can, of course, take good photos from bad locations. But driving down Chilliwack Lake Road gives you access to a nice variety of forest, waterfall, lake, river and mountain views. If you approach via Yarrow and Cultus Lake you will also have a variety of nice rural landscapes, particularly those "fields with mountains in the distance" shots.

Some flowers are blooming but the big tulip boom hasn't happened yet. Airport Rd by the MOF office and airport has an avenue of blossoming cherry trees, nice and pink. Also that way you can stop for pie at the Airport Cafe. Daffodils are out in surprising places. You should be able to find some skunk cabbages up Chilliwack Lake Rd.

Finishing off at Bridal Falls and Cheam Lake Wetlands is a good option too. See sunset over Sumas Mtn.

If you do head outto Chilliwack Lake, when you come back, detour up from Slesse Park to Ryder Lake Uplands and come down through Promontory area. You get some surprising views.
You have a great eye, Dru. Thanks for the info.
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where is the cherry blossoms tree at the park in Chilliwack ? For family photography. Thanks
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