Friday, January 24, 2014

Point Roberts, WA and Richmond, BC (Part 2)

From 7/17/2013 to 8/2/2013, I took a road trip from the SF Bay Area to Vancouver, BC, Canada. Half of the trip was spent driving up the west coast. On my trip, I visited many famous places such as Seattle, Butchart Gardens, Mount Rainier, and much more. Obviously I got many coastal shots and many places that isn't as famous. The reason I am posting it now is because the high amount of photos I took equaled a high amount of processing time. I took a bit over 2000 photos on the trip. After stitching the panoramas, compositing the HDRs, and picking out photos from the repeats, I have a bit over 1000 photos to show you guys. The photos will be split into parts. I will link you to the previous and next parts on each post just like I did with my Death Valley National Park photos and my Yellowstone/Grand Teton National Park photos. Hope you enjoy this chain of posts!

Full Resolution Photos and Prints: If you want to see full resolution photos or buy prints of any of the photos you see, they are up on my portfolio for viewing. To view my best Point Roberts photos from this trip, use this link. To view all of my day 8 photos, use this link.

Next Post >>
<< Previous Post

Today I will continue with part 2 of Point Roberts, WA with the last photo being from Richmond, BC. Point Roberts, WA is a small 5 square mile town is surrounded by the ocean and Canada. To travel into the city, you will have to either travel by boat or go through a border crossing. I found this very interesting as the residents will have to pass the US border crossing when going back home, and travel through Canada's border crossing when they want to leave the city, even if it is to travel to mainland USA! I took 36 photos in this town and divided them into 2 parts. This is part 2.

A lot of driftwood on the beach. They looked heavy, but they really weren't. I decided to move some into an arrow. Sadly, the one you see in the foreground was a heavy one that I couldn't move at all. 
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 48 58 22 N 123 05 05 W   

Black and white process of the photo above. 

Tried another arrow shot. Same location as above. 


This is where Lighthouse Park get its name. This is the lighthouse. Not what you expected right? I was expecting one of those old fashion ones with a building. 
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 48 58 18 N 123 05 02 W   

Black and white process of the photo above. 


Mount Baker in the distance. Another photo from Lighthouse Park. 
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 48 58 17 N 123 05 01 W   

Low angle shot showing the rocks on the beach. 
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 48 58 17 N 123 04 58 W   

Now I exit Lighthouse Park. I came upon this area where there was a lot of ships docked. Decided to go down for a photo. 
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 48 58 36 N 123 04 08 W   

Another photo from the marina. 
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 48 58 38 N 123 04 11 W   


Approaching the US/Canada border. Shot this on the US side facing Mount Baker. 
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 48 59 59 N 123 02 06 W   

A border marker along the border. 
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 49 00 07 N 123 02 07 W   

Alright, I did cross a few meters into Delta, BC, Canada for a few photos just for fun. Here is a Canadian flag on a building. 
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 49 00 08 N 123 02 07 W   

I guess I can check "illegally entering Canada" off my list. LOL Anyways no border agents came to hassle me. Here is another photo facing Mount Baker, this time on Canada's side. Same location as above. 


After to quick photos, I climbed back to the US side. This is when a guy that finished sunbathing on the beach came and told me, the border agents are watching from the hills over there, don't let them catch you doing that! I was like, do they really take it that seriously? He was like, yes they do, I'm not joking. Anyways, this is a road that runs along the border on the US side. Road is called Roosevelt Way. It runs the whole length of the border at Point Roberts however does not have any access to the border crossing. See photo below. 
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 49 00 07 N 123 02 07 W   

Back at the border crossing now heading to Richmond, BC, Canada where I was staying for the night. The border agent was not in a good mood that day. The car in front of me, got randomly inspected and he took out everything, checked them, and it took forever before he let him pass. The other lanes were moving very fast...
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 49 00 06 N 123 04 04 W   

Here is Roosevelt way on the US side. Technically it leads to the border crossing but they blocked it off. 
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 49 00 07 N 123 04 05 W   


A photo of the border crossing. The border agent wasn't too happy about me taking photos of the crossing. Decided to question me on why I was taking photos. I told him, I don't get to cross a border very often, I found it very interesting. After pestering us with a lot of questions, he let us pass... He really was in a bad mood that day. If you look at the bottom of the shot, you can see part of my Joby Gorillapod Focus which I was using to stabilize my shots I took from the car. 
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 49 00 08 N 123 04 05 W   

Decided to get a photo of the stop sign and warning sign at the border crossing. They are written in both English and French. 

Now I arrive at the hotel I stayed at for the night in Richmond, BC, Canada. I stayed at The Hotel at River Rock. 
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 49 11 47 N 123 07 40 W   

These are all the photos for today. I hope you have enjoyed them. Next time I will begin photos from Grouse Mountain in North Vancouver, BC, Canada. Please don't forget to share with your friends and family members! Also, if you want to get notifications when I post up more photos, "Like" us on Facebook or follow me on Twitter and Google+. These links can also be found on the top of the right sidebar.

Next Post >>
Related Posts with Thumbnails