With the cold weather slowly creeping in, I've been looking back at all the images I shot this summer to reminisce about some of those adventures. The trip that stands out the most is camping with friends during the peak of the Perseid Meteor Shower on Kootenay Lake.
We camped at Lost Ledge on the North-Western side of the Lake, from here we had the perfect view of the meteor shower over the Purcell Mountains.
Our lovely home for the next couple of days, and the finest cuisine that camping has to offer.
With the campground packed completely full we were lucky to get a spot alongside the beach, making it much easier to sleepily stumble down to the shore at 3am to photograph the meteors.
We spent the hottest part of the day floating out on inner tubes and swimming, as well as leaving the campsite to explore the surrounding area for some hiking. I didn't have a backup battery on this trip so I tried to conserve the power for my night photography, so sadly there's not many photographs of our daytime escapades.
A weekend unplugged from cellphones and social media was exactly what we all needed, and the lake was the perfect place for that relaxation.
While we were watching sunset from the rocky shore I decided that I wanted to shoot some self portraits in the water, I ended up sprinting around the campsite looking for my dress that i'd packed away, making it back down into the water just in time to photograph the orange and pink sky before it faded away.
We all warmed up by the fire afterwards, and took some photos down on the beach before going to sleep for a few hours and setting multiple alarms to wake up later during the peak of the meteor shower.
Two nights were spent listening to the water lapping against the shore and watching for the Perseids.
Our campsite and the milky way
A meteor streaks across the sky in the midst of a very diffuse aurora
Sometime around 3am.
I had the two best camping partners for this trip, it didn't matter what time of day (or night) I was crawling out of the tent at; they were there crawling out after me with flashlights and blankets in hand.
The last image I managed to capture before my camera battery died, my two friends on the beach enjoying the early morning sunrise. After waking up at 4:30am, I set up my gear to capture some long exposures of the creek flowing into the lake with colour still in the sky. Seated on the beach for a couple hours watching the morning light illuminate the landscape around us was the best way to end off the trip.