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.
The other day I happened to look out the window to see the sun finally breaking through the heavy fog that had been hanging around all morning. I’ve kind of moved away from using the “intentional camera movement” technique lately (it can be frustratingly unpredictable!), but decided to try it for this shot to create an abstract image. The resulting blend of light, shadow and reflection created an almost metallic effect which I quite liked.
A couple of weeks ago before the big storms blew all the leaves away, this little tree was putting on an outstanding solo performance by the side of the road. The backdrop of dark evergreens provided a perfect foil for its bright yellow foliage.