Still of Morning, © Laurie MacBride
Early morning aboard a boat can be a wonderful time, especially when you’re anchored in a quiet spot. Before the daytime breeze starts to ripple the water’s surface, you can find an infinite variety of animal and human faces and recognizable shapes in the reflections around the shoreline.
I’m convinced that the symmetry of these images must have inspired the earliest west coast aboriginal artists: just turn the reflections on their sides, and you have natural totem poles.
I took this photo at Fish Egg Inlet on BC’s Central Coast.