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morning at Medicine Beach

The sun was just beginning to burn through the mist when I arrived at the beach the other morning. A few minutes later the mist was gone and the scene had changed from almost monochrome to full colour. It always amazes me how much of an impact weather conditions can have on the feel of a place.

Medicine Beach mist, Pender Island


At the moment I feel like I’m living in a big marsh. The earth is saturated and squelchy, the ditches are full and running strong, and there are puddles everywhere. After a week of heavy rains, the sun came out briefly yesterday morning to illuminate a layer of mist over the lake before once again being obscured by clouds.

mist over lake Pender Island B.C.

winter morning, Port Browning

I love catching those brief few minutes of swirling mist just after sunrise. I haven’t been able to predict when a mist like this is going to happen, though. Some mornings it’s there, others there’s nothing. But then, half the fun of photography is heading out with your camera, not knowing what you’re going to find.

Hamilton Beach Pender Island

rising mist

A couple of days before Christmas, the pup and I went out to Hamilton Beach, a beautiful stretch of shoreline here on Pender Island. On this particular morning the combination of cold air and warmer water was creating great clouds of mist which looked very dramatic when lit up by the rising sun.

Pender Island mist, Port Browning

It was one of those times that made me glad I’d decided to get up and out the door early. I really should do it more often! It’s always such a pleasure to come home and review a new batch of photos over breakfast and a hot cup of tea.

Here’s a vertical rendition of the scene. Usually I have a strong preference for one version over another, but in this case I couldn’t decide. My daughter prefers the horizontal orientation. What do you think?

Pender Island mist, Port Browning