Silihouetted island, shrouded in fog, and sunrise reflected in water
Morning Mirror (click to enlarge – it looks better that way)

Some years ago, we stayed in a bay in BC’s Broughton Archipelago, a spot we’d never tried before and which has no name.  It was a little nook in a small island, offering just enough space to slip safely past the reef at its mouth and set down our anchor inside.

It offered privacy, as there was no chance of other boats trying to anchor beside us. And it gave us a marvelous view in every direction – so lovely that we ended up staying for three days,

Standing on our foredeck during that charmed time, I shot more photos than I could possibly count, often in exactly the same direction. Yet no two images from that sequence are alike, for the movement of sun, sea, fog and clouds brought a constantly changing panorama of light and colour. I was (and remain) smitten.

The photo above is from that magical time in “One Boat Bay”. It’s one of about a dozen new prints that I’ll be showing at the fall show and sale of the Gabriola Island Photography Club, which takes place this Sunday, November 3. I’m just one of many of our local photographers taking part. They’re a talented bunch, and if you’re on Gabriola that day, I hope you’ll join us for what promises to be a fun, visual treat of an afternoon.

Meanwhile, my solo show, Reflections on the Coast, continues until Nov. 30, and has been getting a wonderful response.  It’s been a busy fall!

Details of both shows here.

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13 responses »

  1. […] Daybreak at One Boat Bay – the incredible landscapes and seascapes we find here on the west coast are truly without peer.  Laurie MacBride brings us along on a trip she made where she stayed moored for 3 days in a lovely little bay, and in this post she shares a photograph taken in the morning that features a great silhouette of the distant landscape and an utterly perfect mirrored reflection of it. […]

  2. Sherry Galey says:

    Wow! Just magnificent Laurie. I would so love to see this place in person. But through your eyes is probably even better!

  3. Robin says:

    Stunning image, Laurie. It’s one of those scenes I wish I could step into. Or take a boat into, in this case. 🙂

  4. ehpem says:

    Great shot – it brings back fond memories of some of my favourite coastal haunts.

  5. What a picture, Laurie, holy Toledo! I LOVE that rich reflection, it adds so much depth and dimension here! We’re still trying to find our way over to see you, we’ve been so terribly busy lately!!

    • Thanks so much for this comment, Toad…and I totally understand the busy times issue! I’m still keeping my fingers crossed you’ll make it to my solo show. If so, give me a heads-up so we can arrange to get together – would be wonderful to finally meet. And I can always suggest some photo opps for you on Gab!

  6. Susan says:

    GORGEOUS ! Well captured Laurie!

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