Sunset on Horeb Mountain will be seen in Local Colours at the Tivoli.

Sunset on Horeb Mountain will be seen in Local Colours at the Tivoli.

Kootenay wildlife photographers featured in Creston Wildsight’s theatrical event

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Enjoy an evening of beautiful locally-made images on the big screen at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 2 when the Creston Valley branch of Wildsight features seven photographers for its third annual Local Colours at the Tivoli.

Monte Comeau ( has photographed over 60 different birds from a kayak on Erie Lake, near Salmo. Once a commercial photographer with deadlines and schedules, he now works at his own pace on this small marshy haven for wild birds.

Miriam Needoba ( is a cinematographer and the director of an independent media company called Small Town Films in Nelson. She has taken her 13-minute short movie to a variety of film festivals throughout North America. Her subject features the West Kootenay photographer, Jim Lawrence.

Jim Lawrence, ( in person, is becoming very well-known throughout the east and west Kootenays. He will be displaying his thoughtful wildlife photographs following Needoba’s movie short. Lawrence has also agreed to host the photography workshop at the May 9-11 Creston Valley Bird Fest. (Warning: this workshop is the first event to fill up.)

Jim and Howard Smith ( have a photography business in Creston. The love of the outdoors and backcountry travel in the mountains has led this pair into majestic territory at sunrise and sunset, armed only with cameras, lenses and a can of bear spray.

Bernd Stengl and Ralph Moore have also travelled far into the backcountry. Their knowledge of our local mountains is astounding, as are their photographs of wild life and wild lands.

With stunning imagery, these seven photographers hope to create a love and awareness of our spectacular and fragile mountain environment we call home.

Admission is $10 at the door.