Cliff Divide - Gulf Islands, BC (2013)
In 2010 we travelled to coastal British Columbia, and I was so enamoured with the spectacular geologic formations throughout the Gulf Islands, that we made return trip in the summer of 2013. We found a cove that curved in a near-perfect horseshoe shape, with limestone cliffs almost completely encircling it. While cliff swallows darted to and from their nests along the lower cliffs on one side, higher limestone walls of several hundred feet rose dramatically up from the sea on the other side. This overall setting, combined with extensive clusters of differentially eroded honeycomb patterns in the cliff faces, created views unlike any that I had seen elsewhere. The resulting photographs from 2010 and 2013 are part of an ongoing series exploring these unique cliffscapes, of which this image is but one.