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winter ambience

Most people would associate the term “ambience” with an indoor space or man-made environment, but I’d argue that nature can have some┬ápretty spectacular ambience, too – such as this morning’s sunrise that lit the harbour with golden light. It almost looks warm, doesn’t it? But the temperature was just below freezing.


winter light, Pender Island B.C.


Weekly Photo Challenge: Ambience

sunrise, Browning Harbour

I couldn’t make out the name on this sailboat until after I got home and zoomed the image on my computer. It read “Outnumbered”, an unusual name for a boat, I thought — perhaps coined by a parent with numerous family members of the opposite sex?

sunrise, Browning Harbour, Pender Island

Craddock beach sunrise

I was lucky to catch a few moments of yesterday’s┬árising sun before it disappeared behind the clouds. The wind was chilly but the waves were perfect — lively enough to make things interesting, but not so wild that they sprayed my camera (or me).

Craddock sunrise Pender Island B.C.

I finally bought myself a cheap wired shutter release (the Vello RS-C1II for those who are curious) and this beach outing was the perfect opportunity to try it out. It worked without a hitch and made it so much easier to capture a wave or water-trail shot than using my camera’s self-timer.

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