Photography

Jim Jensen recently took a leisurely and peaceful paddle on Alouette Lake, in Maple Ridge’s Golden Ears Provincial Park, and marvelled at the beauty of nature. (Special to The News)

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  • Apr 18, 2021
Jim Jensen recently took a leisurely and peaceful paddle on Alouette Lake, in Maple Ridge’s Golden Ears Provincial Park, and marvelled at the beauty of nature. (Special to The News)
Hayden McGillvray shared a picture taken from the Port Haney train station, looking up the Fraser River from the historic wharf. (Special to The News)

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  • Apr 18, 2021
Hayden McGillvray shared a picture taken from the Port Haney train station, looking up the Fraser River from the historic wharf. (Special to The News)
Silver Valley resident Freda du Plessis was photographing bumblebees near Pitt Lake when a “majestic” osprey flew overhead hunting for food. It snagged this fish, and set down on a pole near du Plessis to eat. (Special to The News)

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  • Apr 18, 2021
Silver Valley resident Freda du Plessis was photographing bumblebees near Pitt Lake when a “majestic” osprey flew overhead hunting for food. It snagged this fish, and set down on a pole near du Plessis to eat. (Special to The News)
Bill Longpre shared a picture of the Fraser River and the Golden Ears Bridge as seen from one of the remaining mills along the shore in Albion. (Special to The News)

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  • Apr 18, 2021
Bill Longpre shared a picture of the Fraser River and the Golden Ears Bridge as seen from one of the remaining mills along the shore in Albion. (Special to The News)
Monty Little continues to be taken aback by how quickly the weather can change in Canada. “One moment it would be raining cats and dogs, then the sun would pop out, and later in the day, a hail storm.” One day recently it was cold and windy with blue skies and afternoon clouds. Then, it started to snow lightly, blanketing the Golden Ears. “Ya gotta love this place called Canada,” he said, sharing his picture. (Special to The News)

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  • Apr 13, 2021
Monty Little continues to be taken aback by how quickly the weather can change in Canada. “One moment it would be raining cats and dogs, then the sun would pop out, and later in the day, a hail storm.” One day recently it was cold and windy with blue skies and afternoon clouds. Then, it started to snow lightly, blanketing the Golden Ears. “Ya gotta love this place called Canada,” he said, sharing his picture. (Special to The News)
Shannon Belsito took this photo on Thursday morning, indicating the true arrival of spring. “Feeling the inspiring beauty and freshness of spring with these gorgeous magnolia blossoms near Kanaka Creek that just popped after the rain.” (Special to The News)

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  • Apr 12, 2021
Shannon Belsito took this photo on Thursday morning, indicating the true arrival of spring. “Feeling the inspiring beauty and freshness of spring with these gorgeous magnolia blossoms near Kanaka Creek that just popped after the rain.” (Special to The News)
Connie Werzun has taken up photography classes, and tok this picture along the dikes at Jerry Sulina Park one night recently. Using a seven-minute exposure, “a photo taken at night looks like it was taken during the day.” (Special to The News)

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  • Apr 10, 2021
Connie Werzun has taken up photography classes, and tok this picture along the dikes at Jerry Sulina Park one night recently. Using a seven-minute exposure, “a photo taken at night looks like it was taken during the day.” (Special to The News)
Colleen Wilson, otherwise known as The Crowtographer, adds some photos to her collection one day after work recently down at Robert Ostler Park. Wilson has garnered over 11,000 followers on Instagram and over 21,000 on Facebook by sharing her hobby online. Photo by Mike Davies/Campbell River Mirror

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Colleen Wilson, otherwise known as The Crowtographer, adds some photos to her collection one day after work recently down at Robert Ostler Park. Wilson has garnered over 11,000 followers on Instagram and over 21,000 on Facebook by sharing her hobby online. Photo by Mike Davies/Campbell River Mirror
With a real focus on capturing the beauty of local nature, Kalyn Konings shares a variety of pictures taken in and around Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows. (Special to The News)

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  • Apr 4, 2021
With a real focus on capturing the beauty of local nature, Kalyn Konings shares a variety of pictures taken in and around Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows. (Special to The News)
Yvette Harrington was particularly impressed with these cotton clouds looming over Pitt River recently, grabbing her camera so she could share the inspiring sight. (Special to The News)

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  • Apr 4, 2021
Yvette Harrington was particularly impressed with these cotton clouds looming over Pitt River recently, grabbing her camera so she could share the inspiring sight. (Special to The News)
Joyce Meston of Maple Ridge is a regular to Golden Ears Provincial Park and one of her favourite spots inside the park is Mike Lake. While more and more people are discovering this area of the park, including a 6.4-mile looping trail, it is still relatively unknown compared to Alouette Lake. (Special to The News)

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  • Apr 4, 2021
Joyce Meston of Maple Ridge is a regular to Golden Ears Provincial Park and one of her favourite spots inside the park is Mike Lake. While more and more people are discovering this area of the park, including a 6.4-mile looping trail, it is still relatively unknown compared to Alouette Lake. (Special to The News)
Tatum Bergen is a 21-year-old Maple Ridge photographer. As a fourth year international development university student, Bergen said the Pitt Meadows - Maple Ridge area has become her new place to travel and explore during the pandemic. "For young people such as myself, the pandemic has brought a lot of uncertainty in a time in our lives when we are making some of our lives’ biggest decisions. This area of Pitt Lake has become my refuge, providing me with space to think without four walls. It is here that I come to remember the beauty of life, to pray, and to even study from my car." This photo was taken at the Pitt Lake boat launch. (Special to The News)

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  • Apr 4, 2021
Tatum Bergen is a 21-year-old Maple Ridge photographer. As a fourth year international development university student, Bergen said the Pitt Meadows - Maple Ridge area has become her new place to travel and explore during the pandemic. "For young people such as myself, the pandemic has brought a lot of uncertainty in a time in our lives when we are making some of our lives’ biggest decisions. This area of Pitt Lake has become my refuge, providing me with space to think without four walls. It is here that I come to remember the beauty of life, to pray, and to even study from my car." This photo was taken at the Pitt Lake boat launch. (Special to The News)
Maple Ridge’s Rosalind Moonias loves exploring what she calls “this beautiful world” around her. That includes visits to Golden Ears Provincial Park and Jerry Sulina Park. “I take pictures all the time,” she said. (Special to The News)

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  • Apr 4, 2021
Maple Ridge’s Rosalind Moonias loves exploring what she calls “this beautiful world” around her. That includes visits to Golden Ears Provincial Park and Jerry Sulina Park. “I take pictures all the time,” she said. (Special to The News)
Regular contributor Lucie Anglehart, of Pitt Meadows, shared a few pictures of nature in Pitt Meadows – specifically some fine feathered friends, including a male belted kingfisher caught perching on along the Fraser River, just south of Baynes Road. She shared a few other bird pictures as well, including one of a common merganser and juvenile blue heron. (Special to The News)

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  • Apr 4, 2021
Regular contributor Lucie Anglehart, of Pitt Meadows, shared a few pictures of nature in Pitt Meadows – specifically some fine feathered friends, including a male belted kingfisher caught perching on along the Fraser River, just south of Baynes Road. She shared a few other bird pictures as well, including one of a common merganser and juvenile blue heron. (Special to The News)
Martin Saunders shared this picture of the Fraser River and the wharf at Emmeline Mohun Park, a neighbourhood park off Wharf Street in the Lower Hammond area of Maple Ridge. (Special to The News)

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  • Apr 4, 2021
Martin Saunders shared this picture of the Fraser River and the wharf at Emmeline Mohun Park, a neighbourhood park off Wharf Street in the Lower Hammond area of Maple Ridge. (Special to The News)
Silver Valley residents Bill and Sherri Kennedy captured this picture last week looking out to the west where they can see a spectacular view of the blueberry farms in the Pitt Polder area, with Burke Mountain in Coquitlam and Simon Fraser University off in the horizon. (Special to The News)

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  • Mar 29, 2021
Silver Valley residents Bill and Sherri Kennedy captured this picture last week looking out to the west where they can see a spectacular view of the blueberry farms in the Pitt Polder area, with Burke Mountain in Coquitlam and Simon Fraser University off in the horizon. (Special to The News)
Lori Morrison captured this recent sunset picture from a vantage point in Maple Ridge that makes it appear as if the sky is on fire. (Special to The News)

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  • Mar 28, 2021
Lori Morrison captured this recent sunset picture from a vantage point in Maple Ridge that makes it appear as if the sky is on fire. (Special to The News)
Noella Nehaj captured this picture of a breathtaking sunset over the Fraser River, as seen from Kanaka Creek Regional Park. (Special to The News)

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  • Mar 27, 2021
Noella Nehaj captured this picture of a breathtaking sunset over the Fraser River, as seen from Kanaka Creek Regional Park. (Special to The News)
While LaRae Chidlow took this picture at Kanaka Creek Regional Park more than five years ago, it continues to be one of her favourite pictures and one of her favourite spots. (Special to The News)

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  • Mar 25, 2021
While LaRae Chidlow took this picture at Kanaka Creek Regional Park more than five years ago, it continues to be one of her favourite pictures and one of her favourite spots. (Special to The News)
Whether walking or cycling along the local roadways, trails or dikes, there are some stunning vistas to behold, said Lia Verker, who captured this recent picture along the Alouette River, with Mount Baker in the background. Send us your photo showing how you view this community, email to: news@mapleridgenews.com. (Special to The News)

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  • Mar 24, 2021
Whether walking or cycling along the local roadways, trails or dikes, there are some stunning vistas to behold, said Lia Verker, who captured this recent picture along the Alouette River, with Mount Baker in the background. Send us your photo showing how you view this community, email to: news@mapleridgenews.com. (Special to The News)