About the Book
This book is a photo essay documenting the places that Eileen and I visited on our "Trip of a Lifetime" in 2008.
Our journey began in Vancouver BC with a flight to Holland. From there we traveled to Paris and then to England. In England we boarded a Norwegian Cruise lines ship and spent the next four weeks exploring countries in the Baltic and across the Atlantic.
Anyone can take pleasant travel photographs, I judge my images by several criteria, these include subject interest, composition and technical skill. One thing that makes an image stand out for me, is its ability to surprise me, to make me look again. I hope that you will enjoy these photographs and occasionally find yourself taking a second look.
- Gerry Beltgens
Gerry Beltgens is a native of British Columbia's West Coast. He developed an interest in photography as a child on expeditions with his mother, an enthusiastic amateur photographer. He is intimately familiar with the best photo locations on the BC South Coast and also enjoys traveling to new and interesting places. Gerry lives in Tsawwassen BC, 10 minutes from the ferries and the beautiful Gulf Islands. Gerry organizes photography expeditions to some of the most beautiful scenery along the south coast of British Columbia.