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!