Local shutterbug exhibit work

Snapshots, a photographic journey taken by Sooke’s Garth Gilligan, opens on March 3 and runs for the month at Island Furniture and Bazaar in Victoria.Garth and his wife Judy, moved to Sooke several years ago after he retired from a career in school administration. His long standing interests in photography and writing were rekindled here on the West Coast by the natural beauty of the  area. The development of digital photography had a major impact on his ability to experiment with the camera in a wider variety of settings. His approach to subjects is eclectic, and encompasses anything that captures his eye or intrigues his interest.Viewing the immediate environment through the camera lens has revealed an enhanced world of detail, of colour and form, light and shadow, that make any outing that much more rewarding. Searching for the “perfect shot” has made him more acutely aware of the subtle changes that light and time of day bring to a scene or subject, and more appreciative of the beauty that surrounds us.Gilligan has been fortunate to be able to meld his love of photography with longboating in Sooke, the Tall Ships Festival and the Classic Wooden Boat Show, as well as other activities in the busy harbours of Victoria and the Island. Complimentary interests in hiking and travel have broadened his range of subjects. This has been particularly true of hiking adventures in France and Italy, as well as road trips and visits to cities that were old when Canada was being discovered.

Just Posted

Number of SD62 kindergarten registrations about same as last year

Approximately 850 kindergarten registrations for 2019/2020 school year

VicPD faces ‘significant pressure’ following Victoria’s 2019 budget decision

Chief Const. Del Manak says council continues to micromanage his department

Work set to begin on removing Sooke’s derelict boats from waterways

Seven boats earmarked to be removed this spring

28 years later: Dunahee disappearance remains largest investigation in Victoria police history

The four-year old Victoria boy went missing without a trace on March 24, 1991

Protective human chain forms around Victoria mosque for Friday prayer

Islanders stand arm-in-arm to show support in aftermath of New Zealand shootings

‘Families torn apart:’ Truck driver in fatal Broncos crash gets 8-year sentence

Judge Inez Cardinal told court in Melfort, Sask., that Sidhu’s remorse and guilty plea were mitigating factors

WestJet sticking with Boeing 737 Max once planes certified to fly

WestJet had expected to add two more of the planes this year to increase its fleet to 13

B.C. driver caught going 207 km/h on motorcycle along Okanagan Highway

A motorcyclist was caught by Kelowna RCMP going 207 km/h on Highway 97C

Motorcyclist dies after three-vehicle crash on old Island Highway

Accident happened at 12:15 p.m. Friday near Country Club Centre in Nanaimo

SOOKE HISTORY: Grandma Sue shared First Nations’ traditions with visitors

Elida Peers | Contributed We have had a number of books published… Continue reading

B.C. fire department offers tips to keep your home safe during wildfire season

With wildfire season getting closer, the Penticton Fire Dept. offer tips to keep your home safe

Fierce house cat spotted as ‘aggressor’ in face off with coyote in B.C. backyard

North Vancouver resident Norm Lee captures orange cat versus coyote in backyard showdown

Most Read