Now that we've digressed a bit, I thought I would return to the Kelowna trip from earlier this summer. Here is one last look at Lake Okanagan from the shore of Gyro Beach in the form of a panoramic photo. This was stitched together from 8 shots and then cropped to a rectangle. One of the interesting challenges I noticed in post-processing this image is that I didn't take into account the motion of the water. I had hoped to keep some of the beach in frame, but since each individual shot was taken at a different moment, the waves were completely out of sync in the foreground.
Continuing with our shot from Gyro Beach last week, here is another photo from a similar vantage point on the beach of a solitary green-roofed boat floating in the lake. While I liked how this scene turned out, I think it would have benefited from a graduated ND filter to help tone down the bright sky a bit.
This week, we return to B.C. with a shot of Lake Okanagan as seen from Gyro Beach in Kelowna. We got there relatively early (we supposed) since the beach was pretty sparsely populated. I was originally going to just sit on the sand and be lazy, but I had to get a shot of the empty lake before it got too busy with swimmers and watercraft. It was pretty hypnotic and relaxing to just sit there and watch the buoys bob up and down.