Beach with fog and drift logs.

Fog over Drumbeg (click to enlarge)

Here on Gabriola Island, we’ve been deep in fog for much of the past week – weather which can dramatically shift my sense of solid ground. When all landmarks beyond those immediately in front of me disappear, along with the horizon, it can feel like being aboard a ship on the open sea.

Fortunately, I welcome the fog – so long as I’m on dry land rather than in an actual boat, where fog can make for major stress (see here and here for examples). This week’s weather has been perfect for photography: bright, diffused light that allows for fast enough shutter speeds to leave the tripod at home, with none of the glare that sunny days bring.

Here’s a collection of images from my walk at Drumbeg Park the other day. Click on the first image to begin the series and bring up the full captions. (Note: if you’re reading this blog from your email, the slideshow format won’t work – I suggest you click on the link to my post to open the webpage in your browser instead, then click on the first image. Voila – it will work properly!)  

A reminder: no matter what the weather, if you’re on Gabriola Island I hope you’ll drop by to see my new photography show, “Afloat in the Salish Sea: Images of Gabriola”. It’s downstairs at the Community Health Centre (691 Church St.), open Mondays through Fridays, 8:30 am to noon. Final day to see it will be April 2.

About Laurie MacBride, Eye on Environment

Photographer and writer focusing on nature and the environment

6 responses »

  1. Wow, Laurie, what amazing captures here, totally quintessential west coast landscapes, no doubt about it!

  2. Sherry Galey says:

    What a beautiful place and so lovingly captured in the fog!

  3. I am glad to see you are able to use the weather conditions to get some really gorgeous shots.

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