High tide

Taking advantage of an overcast day (Part of it anyway) and of the high tide to add to the set of pictures of the local boat cemetery.  Below is a series of long exposures to remove the water ripples so that the images are about the boat parts that tides have not yet completely worn away.





An unexpected visitor

Meet Christina, a hen that we found in our front yard. Christina, so named by our kids, spent the day happily exploring exploring the yard’s grass, picking insects and seeds.

At the end of the day, Christina had left the yard, probably picked up by its owners. We’ve been told later this hen likes to explore the neighborhood. It’s been fun to observe this hen methodically explore bits of the yard and be a great model for a few photographs. Like other birds, Christina moves fast. Anticipation is key to compose an image and focus.

Now I confess I do not have a signed model release, but I don’t think Christina will mind.


April weather

People say “never cast a clout till May be out” as the weather in April can still rapidly change. As the year progresses towards Summer, temperatures can still drop as low as 0-5C/32-42F and heavy clouds can bring rain and at times, hail.

Yesterday was such day, cold wind, low temps and rain. What a sight! The sky was constantly changing from dark clouds to rainbows to large blue patches before more clouds rolled in.

How not to be grateful for these moments?


Changing experiences

There’s a boat cemetery in Bono, a small area off the river where boats were run aground and abandoned at the start of World War II, when the village’s men were called for duty. It’s an intriguing place and it’s only a 15-minute walk from our house here. It’s therefore a great place to go to now and again.

New visits mean different light, different emotions, different experiences. Getting closer to the boats felt natural (much easier than for my first visit) and helped compose differently than before, generating a different feel.