Saltair photographer Doug Bell’s striking image of the Milky Way over Ladysmith

Saltair photographer Doug Bell’s striking image of the Milky Way over Ladysmith

Capturing the milky way takes time

Milky Way over Ladysmith is ‘an excellent example of long exposure photography

Saltair photographer Doug Bell’s striking image of the Milky Way over Ladysmith is ‘an excellent example of long exposure photography that anyone can do with very little effort.’

The 30-second exposure, taken last September from the park at Elliot’s Beach, across the harbor from Ladysmith, earned the Ladysmith Camera Club’s top honour for February’s theme of the Month: “Long Exposure”.

The Camera Club’s next meeting will be April 26, 7 p.m. Veteran Nanoose Bay photographer Kevin McGuinness will talk about “Colour—when to use, choose or lose it”.

Meetings are held in Hardwick Hall, High Street at Third Avenue. Everyone welcome. Non-members $5 drop-in fee.