I had wanted to post photographs from every place I visited on my Rockies road trip, however, some of the photographs from Nelson, BC just weren't up to scratch! I did manage to capture this epic rainbow on the drive home. It arced Kootenay Lake outside Ainsworth Hot Springs
There are some really cool natural hot springs to bath in here. If you can take the heat, wander through the hot springs cave. For me, the Ainsworth Hot Springs are a more appealing experience than the likes of Banff Hot Springs. They are much more authentic and natural looking with stalactites reaching down from the caves ceiling and there is a lot more space to enjoy your time there too. I took one glance at everybody packed into the Banff Hot Springs like sardines and thought better of going there. Next up, we have some snaps taken from Bowen Island, BC. This is a ridiculously easy day trip from Vancouver and you don't even need a car. Simply hop on a bus to the Horseshoe Bay Ferry terminal and it's a short (and beautiful) ferry ride. This photograph was taken from a beach just a 5 minute stroll from the port and the mountains of the mainland can be seen in the background.
Still on Bowen Island, I wanted to try my hand at some water shots. I came across this small stream of flowing water on a stroll to Killarney Lake. I am always amazed at how some photographers manage to adjust the shutter speed so that moving water looks like it is evaporating vapour. It is definitely something that I am working towards learning to do. I believe from the pros that a polarising filter is required to achieve the effect. I haven't got one yet so those shots will just have to wait. This is it for now but watch this space!