Kelowna Mission Creek Park Nature Photography
It was a little chilly the day these photos were taken at the Kelowna, Mission Creek Park. It was sometime in the late winter of 2011 and there was still much frost and snow on the ground. I had noticed that the life of the Mission Creek Park appeared to be kind of sparse and lifeless due to leafless branches and dead brush save for the coolness and crispiness of the creek itself, the evergreen trees and some ducks that wandered about. I wondered to myself what kind of photographs this would really produce. I knew there was still a life to be seen through the eye of the camera lens. So, I took many photographs and was quite pleased with the outcome. Even though late winter may not be the most blossoming time of the year, the park itself seemed to echo the renewal of vibrancy and life to appear very soon after. These photos reflect this and much beauty of nature can still be seen regardless of what time of the year that it is. This is what makes nature photography so versatile in its form because the camera can spot something that one may not necessarily see with their own two eyes.
Dispalyed are some of the images from the Mission Creek Park photos collection. I very much like the photo of the two ducks walking up the hill together. The photograph captures the seemingly romanitc nature even in small creatures since they are both male and female ducks. Even the images of the rocks on the edge of the creek capture a life in in itself. Yeah, they may be just some rocks sitting on the edge of the creek but look more closely and one can see the strength and survival of natural objects in nature. The many trees breath and speak for themselves that they are still standing even through the coldest and harshest months of the year with many years left to endure. The entire nature setting is a world of its own yet it shares its world with us. Every tree, plant, rock and body of water tells a story. One just has to listen. Oh, how wonderful it is to capture an image of eternal grace and beauty never to repeat itself again in the course of nature because the seasons always change as does the scenery itself.