Tag Archives: reflection

ink spots

I was down in a little cove with my camera yesterday, when I noticed the rippled water creating interesting reflections. The constantly moving water meant every shot I took was unpredictable and unique. I chose this one because I thought it looked like someone had dropped ink in the water and then swirled it around.


cove reflections, Pender Island B.C.


Weekly Photo Challenge: Surprise

a soft spring evening

I wandered down to the beach last evening with my camera, enjoying the mild spring air and a pastel sunset. The only sounds were the crunch of my feet on the stones, the  hiss of the incoming tide, and the splash and huff of a lone seal surfacing as it swam along the shore. There were no other people — I was surprised I didn’t see anyone else out for a walk. They’ll never know what they missed.

spring sunset, Pender Island B.C.Calm seas and serene hues on South Pender Island

Shingle Bay

This is one of Pender Island’s prettiest “secret” beaches. Parks Canada recently turned it into a campsite, but as it is accessible only by hiking, kayaking, or canoeing in, it remains sparsely used.

At very low tide you can walk over the exposed shingle to the islet; however, posted signs warn that the islet is closed to exploration to help protect its fragile ecosystem.

Shingle Bay, Pender Island B.C.

I’ll be “off the grid” for the next few days, so I’m making this post a day ahead of schedule. I’ll also schedule a post for Wednesday, but I won’t be able to respond to comments until the end of the week.

a dream of spring

Recently I’ve been experimenting with images of water reflections, loosely inspired by impressionist artist Claude Monet’s water lilies series. This particular photo was taken in a wetlands area where bits of grass and leaves in the water broke up the reflection of trees and sky, resulting in a somewhat dreamlike, ambiguous image.

abstract reflections Pender Island B.C.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Life Imitates Art


A while back I was out on a very dull grey day. Not the most inspiring light for photography, but my eye was attracted by this reflection of a tree in a lake, distorted by the slightly rippled water. I converted the image to black and white as the scene was almost monochrome to begin with.

I’m pretty sure if I ever tried my hand at calligraphy, this is what it would look like. And speaking of calligraphy, here’s a wonderful short video of a calligraphy master at work.

monochrome reflection, Pender Island