Photography

Born and raised in Maple Ridge, Ernie Daykin still never tires of watching the sun come up from a high perch in downtown Haney. In this case, he’s looking southeast, capturing Mount Baker in the background and the Mighty Fraser River and early morning Haney traffic in the foreground. (Special to The News)

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  • Dec 1, 2022

 

Maple Ridge’s Aaron Water captured a few pristine pictures of the area recently, one from the the dikes overlooking the cranberry fields, and another from the Pitt River Bridge. (Special to The News)

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  • Nov 30, 2022

 

Since the fall rains started, local environmentalist groups have reporting some strong local salmon returns. Maple Ridge’s Colin Pearson recently captured the run near the fish hatchery in Kanaka Creek Regional Park. (Special to The News)

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  • Nov 29, 2022

 

Maple Ridge’s Selyn Tan shared what she saw through her lens when visiting a popular local haunt. “A lone rower is not [really] alone in enjoying the tranquility of Whonnock Lake,” she said. (Special to The News.

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  • Nov 28, 2022
Maple Ridge’s Selyn Tan shared what she saw through her lens when visiting a popular local haunt. “A lone rower is not [really] alone in enjoying the tranquility of Whonnock Lake,” she said. (Special to The News.
Hammond’s Ron Paley, an outdoor enthusiast, makes frequent trips to Golden Ears Provincial Park, even on chilly days. He and friends (two-legged and four-legged) recently hit the East Canyon Trail and another day visited part of Alouette Mountain and Memorial Trails. Various depths of snow could be seen covering the trees and trails. (Special to The News)

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  • Nov 27, 2022
Hammond’s Ron Paley, an outdoor enthusiast, makes frequent trips to Golden Ears Provincial Park, even on chilly days. He and friends (two-legged and four-legged) recently hit the East Canyon Trail and another day visited part of Alouette Mountain and Memorial Trails. Various depths of snow could be seen covering the trees and trails. (Special to The News)
Outdoor enthusiast Ron Paley, of Hammond, shared a series of pictures he’s captured while biking and hiking around the community, each depicting the beauty of autumn. (Special to The News)

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  • Nov 26, 2022
Outdoor enthusiast Ron Paley, of Hammond, shared a series of pictures he’s captured while biking and hiking around the community, each depicting the beauty of autumn. (Special to The News)
Jos Pal shared a picture he snapped while out biking along the North Alouette Greenway on a gorgeous fall day between two atmospheric rivers. Pictures of the cranberry fields and other farmland are commonly submitted to the Through Your Lens feature. (Special to The News)

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  • Nov 23, 2022
Jos Pal shared a picture he snapped while out biking along the North Alouette Greenway on a gorgeous fall day between two atmospheric rivers. Pictures of the cranberry fields and other farmland are commonly submitted to the Through Your Lens feature. (Special to The News)
During a recent lunch hour, Wyatt Gardner heard an unexpected racket coming from his backyard, near the Kanaka Creek fish fence. He suspected he knew what it might be. “I heard a great big noise coming from the far end of my property,” he explained. “As soon as I saw the bear, I grabbed my bucket and camera and ran to get this picture. In order to take this shot, I decided to stand on a five-gallon bucket, because I am only 4 ft. 10 in.” (Special to The News)

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  • Nov 22, 2022
During a recent lunch hour, Wyatt Gardner heard an unexpected racket coming from his backyard, near the Kanaka Creek fish fence. He suspected he knew what it might be. “I heard a great big noise coming from the far end of my property,” he explained. “As soon as I saw the bear, I grabbed my bucket and camera and ran to get this picture. In order to take this shot, I decided to stand on a five-gallon bucket, because I am only 4 ft. 10 in.” (Special to The News)
Gail Chen Donald snapped a shot recently from the West Coast Express showing the fog lifting around the Pitt River Bridge. (Special to The News)

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  • Nov 21, 2022
Gail Chen Donald snapped a shot recently from the West Coast Express showing the fog lifting around the Pitt River Bridge. (Special to The News)
Pitt Meadows resident, and frequent Through Your Lens contributor, Hazel May shared a few pictures she captured during early November, while strolling the local dikes and trails. (Special to The News)

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  • Nov 20, 2022
Pitt Meadows resident, and frequent Through Your Lens contributor, Hazel May shared a few pictures she captured during early November, while strolling the local dikes and trails. (Special to The News)
Maple Ridge resident Dana Zetka shared a sunset captured along the banks of the Fraser River recently. (Special to The News)

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  • Nov 19, 2022
Maple Ridge resident Dana Zetka shared a sunset captured along the banks of the Fraser River recently. (Special to The News)
Gene Cordoni shared a photo he took recently along a section of the dike in Pitt Polder that’s only accessible for truckers going into Lafarge Pitt River Quarry. “Not everyone gets to see this view,” he said. (Special to The News)

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  • Nov 14, 2022
Gene Cordoni shared a photo he took recently along a section of the dike in Pitt Polder that’s only accessible for truckers going into Lafarge Pitt River Quarry. “Not everyone gets to see this view,” he said. (Special to The News)
Mike Harper captured the view on the approach to the third tee at Meadow Gardens Golf Course during an early cool morning last week. (Special to The News)

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  • Nov 13, 2022
Mike Harper captured the view on the approach to the third tee at Meadow Gardens Golf Course during an early cool morning last week. (Special to The News)
Friday, Nov. 11, hundreds and hundreds gathered around the cenotaph in Pitt Meadows to pay tribute to the veterans – present and past – who have sacrificed for this country’s freedom. There is now a sea of red between the wreaths and poppies left behind. However, Pitt Meadows’ David Weir caught nature’s colourful November display a few days ahead of the service. (Special to The News)

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  • Nov 13, 2022
Friday, Nov. 11, hundreds and hundreds gathered around the cenotaph in Pitt Meadows to pay tribute to the veterans – present and past – who have sacrificed for this country’s freedom. There is now a sea of red between the wreaths and poppies left behind. However, Pitt Meadows’ David Weir caught nature’s colourful November display a few days ahead of the service. (Special to The News)
Ross Davies spotted these two black bears down by Kanaka Creek this autumn, and couldn’t resist grabbing a shot. “Because everyone can use a bear hug sometimes,” he said. (Special to The News)

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  • Oct 31, 2022
Ross Davies spotted these two black bears down by Kanaka Creek this autumn, and couldn’t resist grabbing a shot. “Because everyone can use a bear hug sometimes,” he said. (Special to The News)
Pitt Polder can prove very colourful, especially during harvest season. Gene Cordoni capture a picture of farmers bringing in a crop of cranberries. (Special to The News)

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  • Oct 30, 2022
Pitt Polder can prove very colourful, especially during harvest season. Gene Cordoni capture a picture of farmers bringing in a crop of cranberries. (Special to The News)
Rather than have a large patch of grass in their Whonnock backyard, Paul and Gloria Stanley decided to plant wildflowers. After several months of leaving it covered with black plastic to kill off any vegetation that remained after being plowed, they finally got to sow their wildflower seeds. “Even though we had an extremely wet spring, the long hot summer seemed to suit these plants well,” said Paul. “No watering was necessary and it proved to be popular with a variety of insects, feeding off of the pollen. Different varieties of flowers provided a constant source of food for small visitors.” They still had flowers blooming in the last week of October - before the stormy weather arrived. (Special to The News)

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  • Oct 29, 2022
Rather than have a large patch of grass in their Whonnock backyard, Paul and Gloria Stanley decided to plant wildflowers. After several months of leaving it covered with black plastic to kill off any vegetation that remained after being plowed, they finally got to sow their wildflower seeds. “Even though we had an extremely wet spring, the long hot summer seemed to suit these plants well,” said Paul. “No watering was necessary and it proved to be popular with a variety of insects, feeding off of the pollen. Different varieties of flowers provided a constant source of food for small visitors.” They still had flowers blooming in the last week of October - before the stormy weather arrived. (Special to The News)
Pitt Meadows resident Victor Safonov snapped a few shots along the Fraser River, from the dikes at the south end on the Bonson Road. He’s since framed these and a few others and hung them on his office wall. (Special to The News)

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  • Oct 28, 2022
Pitt Meadows resident Victor Safonov snapped a few shots along the Fraser River, from the dikes at the south end on the Bonson Road. He’s since framed these and a few others and hung them on his office wall. (Special to The News)
Ernie Daykin, a frequent Through Your Lens contributor, shared this sunset picture captured along the banks of Pitt River. “It’s been a great summer for colourful sunsets,” he said. (Special to The News)

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  • Oct 23, 2022
Ernie Daykin, a frequent Through Your Lens contributor, shared this sunset picture captured along the banks of Pitt River. “It’s been a great summer for colourful sunsets,” he said. (Special to The News)
On a beautiful sunny, fall day recently, Maple Ridge’s Derrick Meal took a nine-kilometre, two-hour hike around Mike Lake, one of few that day soaking in the tranquility and beauty of the almost hidden gem tucked away inside Golden Ears Provincial Park. (Special to The News)

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  • Oct 23, 2022
On a beautiful sunny, fall day recently, Maple Ridge’s Derrick Meal took a nine-kilometre, two-hour hike around Mike Lake, one of few that day soaking in the tranquility and beauty of the almost hidden gem tucked away inside Golden Ears Provincial Park. (Special to The News)