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mista fitz
01-29-2007, 04:19 PM
Sunday, January 28, 2007

Westwood Ridges, Nanaimo, BC.

A nice local hike, walking from one end of the ridges to the other. Great views of Nanaimo, Protection Island, Departure Bay & on a clear day, across to Vancouver.

The trail meanders along the tops of these little knolls between Nanaimo & Mt. Benson:
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/175/373692861_411612702b.jpg

Hiking up through Arbutus trees:
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/153/373547919_d84d2bee38.jpg

Nearing the end of the ridges (Westwood Major):
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/156/373548138_48ed3da5e8.jpg

sherbearqt
01-29-2007, 04:20 PM
That first pic is absolutely gorgeous, I love it :)

nykoma
01-29-2007, 05:52 PM
looks like some great country back there[cheers]

lizard
01-29-2007, 06:00 PM
first shots cool

mista fitz
01-30-2007, 10:11 AM
thanks, would have been a perfect shot if it wasn't for that little lens flare. (maybe I should photoshop it out? :p )

MundusPax
01-30-2007, 12:19 PM
that first picture is really good

Kinslayer
01-30-2007, 12:56 PM
Yeah, that first one looks like a painting. The last one is more Picture of the Month-ie though.

mista fitz
01-30-2007, 12:57 PM
heh.... I think I will frame all my pictures with black from now on.. seems to give the picture better appeal.

Jeepnut
01-30-2007, 12:59 PM
hell....why would you walk when you could rock crawl that??????

kootenaycat
01-30-2007, 09:20 PM
hell....why would you walk when you could rock crawl that??????

John, I recall you doing a little rock hiking at one point.............. and almost keeling over from it too! :D

lincoln locked
01-31-2007, 11:22 AM
looks like a great day for hiking [36]

Murd0c
01-31-2007, 11:49 AM
wow those shots are magazene quality

K2YotaGirl
01-31-2007, 05:44 PM
That Looks Pretty Cool, The First Shot Definitly Looks Like A Water Painting or Something Out Of An Outback Adventure Magazine!

mista fitz
02-01-2007, 12:58 PM
First one is three exposures layered carefully into one shot - (google: HDR photography) - it's a great technique that can make impossible shots happen.

4WDarren
02-02-2007, 11:46 PM
Amazing!
Any chance you have a larger size of the first shot? I would love to have that as my desktop!

mista fitz
02-12-2007, 04:55 PM
here's the largest one I have hosted online: http://farm1.static.flickr.com/175/373692861_411612702b_o.jpg

cj5sean
02-22-2007, 10:46 AM
Why Hike It When You Could 4x4 it.JUst kiding Nanaimos B-e-a-u-t-f-u-l

jamiedouglas
02-22-2007, 04:55 PM
cool haven't seen that spot in years
I used to hike it alot

Big Mitch
02-22-2007, 06:51 PM
sweet place that looks sweet