Sometimes even a beautiful photo can be a disappointment. I went to the beach reasonably early in the morning yesterday. But I discovered that by the time I was set up, I had missed the best of the morning colour. Although this image is pretty good, the colour had been much higher into the sky about 15-20 minutes earlier. This morning I was determined to catch the best of the colour so I was at the beach at the required time but the sky was not cooperating.
Cloud was covering the entire eastern horizon and the only colour available was a pretty serious grey. This morning’s photo would have looked more like this one that I captured a couple of years ago. It’s not bad, but it is a bit bland.
So for now I’ll need to make do with this image which is a merge of three exposures a couple of seconds apart.
Thanks for looking.
In honour of yesterday’s important election I am offering a series of images that I captured last Monday on Thanksgiving Day. The keys that connect these images to the election are:
the kids wading in the waves – have the courage to try something outside your comfort zone
the brilliant sky – there is hope that we can see a better day
the pristine beach – perhaps this wonderful part of Canada can be left beautiful for coming generations
the lighthouse – the past can help guide us past danger but cannot be mistaken as the way to follow
I initially published this yesterday but it didn’t work out as expected so I’m doing a re-do. If it worked for you yesterday, please accept my apologies.
Congratulations and thanks to all who participated in our democracy yesterday.
And a couple of election anecdotes –
Also on this day I wish my father a happy birthday. Election officials come to his Care Home to allow the competent residents to cast a ballot. Although his dementia is advanced, he had the good sense to decline the opportunity to even try to qualify for a chance to vote.
And at the other end of the age spectrum, my granddaughter’s Elementary school held a mock election. She decided to vote Green because that is the only party that included School Lunches within their platform. No one should vote from habit or tradition or colour preference.
Apparently this cloud formation is a really rare sight. A whole lot of photos of this hole in the clouds made it to the evening news. The context is that in the lower Vancouver Island (and probably other nearby areas) there was a spectacular sunrise this morning and I managed to catch a shot of it from my son’s place in Saanichton.
The two trees silhouetted in the photo are leftovers from the farm. On the left is a may tree and on the right is pear tree which still bears a crop each year.