I spent the weekend photographing Lower Arrow Lake, which included running from a rainstorm, stargazing on the shore, and walking the Rail Trail in the failing summers light.
In the heat of the summer sun we ventured down a side path to the water, but quickly returned to the comfort of the shade.
We walked the trail until the sun dipped behind the mountains, and then decided to begin making our way back.
The golden haze of sunset faded away, and the lake was cast in a blue hue.
We began photographing on the shore of Arrow Lake during the tail end of blue hour, with the stars just becoming visible in the cloudless sky.
The clear sky was in complete contrast to the night before, while photographing on the lake we could hear rain in the distance and soon realized that it was approaching. We grabbed our gear and tried to outrun the rain, managing to get to the car before the worst part of the thunderstorm hit.
A 30second exposure shows the approaching storm, and a headlamp lights up the shoreline of the clouded-in lake.
The lake was calm, with the reflections of mountains and stars cast on its surface. Elsewhere on the shore, a large piece of driftwood stood out against the milky way.
Staring out at the stars, and photographing the milky way was the perfect end to the weekend.