Monday, February 21, 2011

Cloud Smudge In My World

MY WORLD often takes me to Kwomais Point Park in Ocean Park, BC. I am captivated by the subtle changes I find there. Sometimes the bay, sky and stretch of land on the horizon merge into one curtain of color. On this day a smudge of slate blue floated onto the scene.

The brooding watercolor sky was in an uncertain mood. Its cover of cloud spit out a few bristly raindrops.

Onlookers were a little on edge as to what turn the weather might take.

The noonday sun suggested a welcoming light might pierce through the veil.

It looked promising ...

very promising, indeed.

But, on this day, the bluish-gray shade pulled down over the light.

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  1. I can see why you'd want to return there over and over again. It's beautiful!

  2. Ah, how often that happens around there! Too bad, because it looked like things might improve.
    Beautiful photos!
    I'm not familiar with that fence, it looks like it goes down the hill. Mysterious. I didn't get to Kwomais Park this last trip, but I must investigate next time.
    -- K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

  3. Beautiful shots of a beautiful place. I like the grays and blue grays.

  4. What a beautiful place! And, yes, I too, can see why you would want to return again and again! Your photos are superb as always, Penelope! Enjoy your week!


  5. Great shots. You have captured the change beautifully.

  6. Your framing of sky with tree is very pleasing. The view was spectacular, no matter the cloudy day.

  7. Beautiful photos and you've got just the right words to make the images come alive :-)

  8. Lovely series. I like how you incorporated the fence into some of your shots along with the willowy branches. Those skies look all too familiar.

  9. Such soft and lovely light!

  10. Never be tired of seeing the subtle changing of nature. I can feel even the change of air from this series of photos.

    Personally I think a cloudy day is more expressive than a sunny day and has its own beauty. Like you, I like seafront where land, the sea, and sky merges, to visit and enjoy myself either in solitude or with someone else.

  11. the moody sky is full of drama. too bad the sun didn't show up. it's a beautiful place.

  12. The sea and sky sometimes team up to dress in the same colors. But montone shades of blue gray can also be interesting. Our neighborhood cats are not very good hunters (our cats stay inside), so the birds and squirrels are safe. The cats have better luck with the field mice.

  13. I love slate blue, and as someone said, including the fence, tree, and I would add, steps, really highlights the subtle differences in its shades. The sun is very powerful, but sometimes, I guess, has to back down. Thanks for sharing another fascinating glimpse of your observations and thoughts.

  14. Oh, I adore that slate blue...and your description of the cloud cover as a shade being drawn down over the light is charming and perfect! I particularly love “brooding watercolour sky”…so very apt a description. Good thing we find beauty in the gray skies, as we definitely have our share of them, don’t we?

    Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend in our uncommonly snowy corner of the world…:)



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