Just A Simple Sight By The Rocky Shore
I’m lucky to be able to travel to some amazing places with my camera. This was shot on the very edge of Lake Kathleen in Kluane National Park, in the Yukon.
I guess it’s a clear example of looking beyond the obvious for something to shoot.
The light was not great. It was mid-morning last September. There was a fairly strong breeze and there was heavy cloud cover. We were literally on the shale at the water’s edge and surrounded by hills to our left and right.
In front of us was the gateway to some amazing snowy peaks. All around us was autumn foliage that seemed to span every colour.
Yet my eye was drawn to this simple sight, so devoid of colour that it was almost a monochrome. The dappled light across the water was one factor; the beautiful variations across the wet wood of this heavy branch was another.
I only shot three frames, but I would have loved to know how long the thick branch had been there. Days? Weeks? Months? Years? A century, maybe?
Nature places many stunning sights in our path, The trick is to stop and identify them, even if they are not vivid splashes of colour.
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