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Port Renfrew, Vancouver Island, BC

The Story of "Rebirth"

In the middle of Fairy Lake, in the cradle of a dying stump, this isolated Douglas Fir tree defies the odds and begins life anew!  There is something absolutely magical, poetic, and surely metaphoric, about the ability of nature to sustain life in the most unique and challenging of places.

This photo was achieved using a 10-stop ND CP filter in order to calm the choppy waters by using a long exposure.  I felt that in order to appreciate the journey this Douglas Fir was on, all distractions had to be removed from the viewing experience.  By flattening the water, our attention is undeniably focused on the subject and the miracle that is occurring in middle of Fairy Lake outside of Port Renfrew.

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