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An Autumn Adventure in Yale | Part 1

These photographs are from an amazing little spot about twenty minutes away from our home in Hope; a short, scenic drive north through the Fraser Canyon to the tiny one-time gold rush boomtown Yale. Christian found out about this location chatting to our hairdresser…she told him about a little backroad that forks off the main highway, going over the train track and ending up at a spectacular high overlook above the milky green whirling waters of the mighty Fraser River. This occasion was our second visit, and we seem to come here on days of extreme weather! On our previous visit in August (photos as yet un-blogged) the sun was beating down onto the almost shadeless spot, baking us in 35 degree heat. But on this November day temperatures were hovering around freezing, and the sun at first peeped out only occasionally from the soft clouds, disappearing altogether at times behind the mountains on its low wintery journey across the sky. As mid-afternoon arrived we felt we’d lost the sun for the last time, but round the bend in the river to the south we could see a little beach bathed in sunlight. Those photographs will follow in Part 2. All images captured on Contax 645¬†with Kodak Portra 800 and developed/scanned back at my lab, Canadian Film Lab.

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