2016 in pictures

Well, I guess this is kind of my “hottest 100” from the year of 2016. Approximately chronological, these photographs are a visual diary of some of my favourite and fun memories of things seen and places been from what really was a great year for us.

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Alice Lake frozen over
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Snowshoeing in the alpine
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Summit Lodge and Sky Pilot
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Alpenglow over Garibaldi
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Winter Cycling Project
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Winter Sunset over Howe Sound
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Midnight Snow on the Stawamus
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Mexican Villas
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Sun Worship
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The wave surfing Pelicans were brilliant to watch 
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I got up for sunrise every morning, this one was particularly stunning
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Back  home to more spectacular sunsets
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The Black Tusk over Whistlers bowls from Blackcomb mountain
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Mountains for miles
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Total waterdog 
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Neighbourhood hikes
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Big day of biking and somebody’s pooped
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Pender Harbour is just marvelous
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Skookumchuk Narrows
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Lush spring rainforest
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Lions Bay, truly Sea to Sky
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Waterfalls everywhere
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The cherry blossoms about to explode in our front yard
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Hummingbirds fly above our heads as we bbq for the first time.
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The celestial equator
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Birthday bike ride
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Energy on two different scales
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A Proton Arc and Jupiter over the Tantalus Mountains
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Lupins
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The Sea to Sky highway is a stunning drive or ride
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Cottonwood storm
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The Stawamus river 
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Slappy the beaver has a huge dam a bit down the creek from us
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The forest in full green
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The fun way home
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Birds for scale
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The final Test of Metal event. This is eventual winner, Quinn Moberg.
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Dog walk double rainbow
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Raindrops on the Estuary
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The crown jewel of Squamish
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First Milky Way of the season
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Camping under the stars
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Granite Chasms
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Sunrise over Valleycliffe
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My lady, my dog and that mountian
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Tara turned a whole chapter with her mountain biking this year
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Hiking above Howe Sound
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The Chief and the Estuary
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Rock the Shores : City and Colour were spectacular
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Mt Baker from the Gulf Islands
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Alpine camp kitchen window
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Milky Way over Brew Lake
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Sunrise and no bugs? magical
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Camping doesn’t get much better than this…
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…however this is also nice
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Taking photos of space. Jaw dropping night skies
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More starry nights. The Chief reflects in the estuary
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Summer beer garden views – The Watershed
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Alpha mountain
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Misty mornings
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The sunshine coast is a brilliant getaway
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Alpine huts and brilliant stars
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Engulfed
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Bam! Autumn is here
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Cosmic address. Shooting the stars from the front door. Crazy.
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Have patience. Should have stayed for 5 more minutes. Still beautiful though.
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Rocktober in the Smoke Bluffs
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Actually riding bikes over mountains. This is what its all about.
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On the water in the Sooke Basin
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She is maturing into a great dog. We are very lucky, she has been mostly a dream to raise
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Riverside trails
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Goldstream Park living up to its name
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Sunset cruise. No lyin, we waited over 4 hrs for this boat. Worth it.
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Fall over Valleycliffe
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Entertaining riverside walks
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A bit colder, a bit wetter, a bit darker. Fall mountain biking is very rewarding.
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Fog over the Squamish Valley
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Winter approaches and the fog starts to move in
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Weather gets crap, good time to fly to Australia. Mt Rainier, Washington State
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BBQ and bonfire
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Tara saying hi to the Roos
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I’d never been this close to a live Cassowarry before
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Kookaburra and classic Aussie bush
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Water falls of the Northern Territory
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Swimming spots don’t often look this good
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The clouds from above
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Red Centre sunset from the air
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 Suddenly we are home again. Winter is here and so are the Bald Eagles 
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Whistler Olympic Park on a bluebird day
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Black Tusk View
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Merry Christmas!
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another bend in the river
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A juvenille Bald Eagle in the final stages of becoming an adult
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Volunteering for Eagle Watch …
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… an adult swoops in on a juvenile with food
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Howe Sound from Crumpit Woods. Million dollar views, check.
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Love where you live. Tara tells me this is one of her favourite spots. I think so too…
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Saw this in my head almost a year ago, finally got it.
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Another bend in the river…The silence is euphoric.

Hoping 2017 is an even more exciting year of photographing our experiences and enjoyment living in this incredible place.

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2 thoughts on “2016 in pictures

  1. Really enjoyed your year in photos Tristan. Really fabulous! I must start getting up earlier and getting out for evening shots more often!

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