Nature Photography by Martin Ryer

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As a photographer, no matter where I’m at I find myself constantly composing images. There’s always a picture to be created and a story to tell. Pictures tell stories best and leave room for imagination and interpretation. Recently, I have become quite interested with fence lines and fence posts. What is it that they separate, who placed them, how long have they been there, etc. I was driving along a rural road… Read More

My friend and documentary filmmaker Paul Novy icebergfilms.com captured our moments in Kyuquot Sound and Rugged Point wonderfully in this short video segment. This is a part of an overall project, to showcase nature, photography and the relationships we have with our surroundings. There will be much more to come.  

Rugged Point Beautiful and wild. Mysterious and remote. Rugged Point is located on the west coast of northern Vancouver Island and near the southwest end of Kyuquot Channel. This place is incredible! In the Fall, 2016 edition of Wildcoast Magazine, editor and publisher John Kimantas ranked this as “the real best beach!” Above all the other contenders! John knows what he is talking about too. wildcoastmagazine.com On September 11th, 2014, a lone… Read More

Talk about being in the right place at the right time, this is only about a 10 minute drive from my place on Vancouver Island. I have yet to actually see an orca for myself, surprising I know. A reminder to everyone to respect marine wildlife viewing practices. In this case it seems that the pod approached the kayaks. Still, it would be advisable to vacate the area in this kind of… Read More

The total solar eclipse crossing the United States on August 21st will be the first total solar eclipse in nearly 100 years which will be visible from coast to coast, depending where you are in the U.S. It will also be visible in parts of Canada to varying degrees. Here’s some tips from none other than NASA on how to best photograph it: #1 — Safety First To take images as the… Read More

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GRAND OPENING: September 16th -17th, 2017 Be a part of the celebration:  https://www.bcmarinetrails.org/news/events-and-calendar/salish-sea-marine-trail-grand-opening-events

When composing an image it’s important in a creative sense to consider angle and perspective. When you do, an otherwise normal composition can be transformed into something entirely different especially when you get down low. Before After

I’m very excited! I was recently contacted by documentary filmmaker Paul Novy from Iceberg Films. www.icebergfilms.com Paul and I are going to collaborate on a segment in an upcoming documentary film. I’ll be helping to showcase the relationships between photography and our natural environment. It’s going to be fantastic! Paul is a true talent, check out a sample of his work below:  

I’m recruiting potential British Columbia based paddlers to join the BC Marine Trails Coastal Journey’s Team for 2017. This is a great way to showcase and share your adventures through writing, photography and video. Contact me for more information.