I went to the mainland this past weekend to attend a friend’s birthday party, which entailed getting up very early Friday morning to catch the first ferry off island. Normally when I take this ferry, I buy a cup of tea, find a seat in the most out-of-the-way corner, and hunker down for the two-hour journey. But this day, the pre-sunrise clouds were hanging low and misty over the islands, luring me out on deck to try to capture the mood of a winter morning in the Pacific Northwest. I added a little intentional camera blur to match the state of my half-awake brain.
These are the last of my ice series photos. I went minimalist for the first image, and embraced chaos for the second.
Our current cold snap (cold, that is, for the Pacific Northwest) is supposed to last through the week, and then it’s back to the usual mild temperatures and rain. I have to say I’ll miss our wintry weather.
I made my way down to the lake this morning to see if I could find anything interesting in its frozen surface. Maybe it’s because we don’t get a lot of ice around here, but I thought the patterns and trapped weeds were fascinating.