YEAR IN PICTURES

#steller2018

We are now a few days away from 2019. It seems like I won’t be shooting before we reach 2019. This is the time to take a glimpse at this past year. Working full-time job doing videography and photography with a great team of creatives, 2018 was another year of constant learning through exciting professional projects. This was also a good year for traveling, exploring further the province of BC, driving to Alberta in the Fall but also flying back home in France mid-September which granted us a warm summer by the Mediterranean Sea and an introduction to the fall colours in the French Alps... This issue will gather my top 15 favourite shots of 2018. Thank you for reading and I wish you a happy new year.

15 | WINTER WONDERLAND

With a certain lack of snow in Vancouver and surrounding, I found myself shooting this on our to Kelowna, beginning of December. We took the Yellowhead highway, up the mountain and found ourselves in this winter wonderland. British Columbia, December 2018.

14 | RISING FROM THE FOG

Going up the mountain between Banff and Yoho, I was welcomed by snowy forests and peaks. I stopped on the side of the road in a closed parking lot to grab a shot of the side of the mountain with snowy trees coming out of the fog. I did take that shot. But a minute later, the fog cleared out for a brief instant, revealing the peak. I shot again. Few instants later, the peak went hiding back in the fog. Canadian Rockies, October 2018.

13 | STARS ON HORSESHOE BAY

What started as a mountain hike ended up in the harbour of Horseshoe Bay. I took the trail to Black Mountain too late that day, the day in February are still shorts. Without the preparation nor intention to stay overnight in Black mountain, I turned back and went to Horseshoe Bay. The night was clear and finding myself with a sigma art 24mm f/1.4, I tried shooting the stars above the marina. By opening at 1.4 and shutter of 1/15s I was able to get a sharp shot. West Vancouver, February 2018.

12 | COAST OF PORQUEROLLES

Here to my favourite place in France, the island of Porquerolles. I took that coast trail many times over the years. The rock formations on this island are quite unique. My favourite thing would be to thing the perfect little “private” beach between those rocks. South of France, September 2018.

11 | DEEP COVE

The saying “the best camera is the one you have with you” turned out to be true this day. I found myself waiting in Deep Cove that day and my bag only had my Nikon F3 with a roll of Portra. If the day started sunny, clouds quickly moved in the North Shores. Seeing all of those sailboats anchored in the bay reminded me of the time when sail ruled the seas. I shot this with my iPhone X using the 56mm lens to get closer to the subject. Once back in the car, I immediately imported that photo into Lightroom mobile and using a Mastin Labs black and white preset, started crafting this black and white photograph. One of my favourite photo taken with the iPhone. North Vancouver, March 2018.

10 | FROM FIELD TRADING POST

After a moody day mixed with rain and snow in Banff, I headed on the other side of the mountain to Yoho National Park in British Columbia. And it’s only on the road back from Emerald Lake that the sun decided to come out of the clouds and hit the mountains. I stopped at the trading post before the town of Field, in search of a place where I could shoot the river and the mountain. British Columbia, October 2018.

9 | JACK PINE POINT

After one of the driest summer in British Columbia, I drove to Lighthouse Park in West Vancouver some fresh air from the Pacific. The woods were covered with dust and the leaves turning brown. I eventually reached Jack Pine Point and felt a strong wind coming from the ocean. Straight ahead, a gift from the island; a large black cloud with a shade of blues was moving over the mainland. Ships and planes were turning away from the store, seeking shelter inland. West Vancouver, August 2018.

7 | RUSH TO THE WEST

A blue stream rushing through a yellow valley surrounded by woods. It felt like a timeless scenery where a century ago, adventurers would cruise those rivers in search of gold. Banff National Park, October 2018.

7 | CHURCH OF PORQUEROLLES

Facing the square, the church is located in the Center of the village. With restaurants and shops all around. This is by far my favourite church and I always capture it while visiting the island. South of France, September 2018.

5 | ALPINE LEGACY

Most of our cabins in the French Alps started has farms. Mountaineers and shepherds built those higher in the mountains to welcome livestock during the shifts winter/summer. Another shot that represents home. Haute Savoie, France September 2018.

5 | TALE OF THE FRENCH ALPS

That shot represents a familiar scenery. Going to the French Alps many times per year during my childhood to stay in our cabin; it always felt like home there. To the question: “how're the French Alps?” I often found myself without an answer. From now one, I can just show this photograph. Haute Savoie, France September 2018.

4 | VILLAGE OF LA CAPTE

Last day in my beloved Provence in the little village of La Capte on the islet of Giens. I tried that shot many times during our stay. It was unsuccessful. The last day I tried once again with my iPhone X. It finally came together. South of France, September 2018.

3 | OFF-ROAD WITH AUDI Q5

Before reaching the Province of Alberta, I left the highway for some dirt roads nearby Mt Robson Provincial Park. The light was very warm, but rain was still pouring from the sky. A strong mist took over the meadows around the road. I stopped there for a while capturing the meadows and on my way back, I took a photo of the car but it eventually came out way nicer than I would have thought. Canada, October 2018.

2 | ROCHE DE SMET

Spending the night at the Pocahontas Cabins between Edmonton and Jasper, I woke up before the sun, quickly grabbed breakfast and went back on the road towards the Icefields Parkway. I stopped on a popular spot on the side of the road and stood there for a while. The layers of lights and textures are what drove me to grab the shots. Using a long lens and stitching in post. Jasper National Park, October 2018.

1 | KEEP EXPLORING

We woke up early to visit the most known Joffre Lake Provincial Park northeast of Pemberton. Choosing a weekday, we found ourselves alone in this beautiful place. On the way back from the Upper Lake, I let Ellanna walk further, stood up on the hill and grabbed that shot. The simplicity was I loved in that scenery. Everything was so quiet and still. Welcome to the True North. British Columbia, February 2018.

THANK YOU & HAPPY NEW YEAR

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