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“Mystic Falls”

Mystic Beach Sunset, Vancouver Island, BC

The Story of "Mystic Falls"

Ever since I realized they existed, I have wanted to shoot a beach waterfall.  I think the reason they fascinate me so much is that we are accustomed to seeing waterfalls in wilderness environments, so to photograph one in any other setting always provides a bit of "extra."

Though the falls was close to drying out, I was excited to arrive at Mystic Beach on Vancouver Island in British Columbia and discover a golden-cliff beach with this tall waterfall finishing its the river's journey to the ocean.  Remarkable at any time of day, the real magic came as the golden hour set in and provided that beautiful amber light to our foreground, adding a spotlight to the slender falls and bringing out the vibrant colors of the Juan de Fuca coastline.

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