“The very life of any creature is a quick-fading spark in fathomless darkness.” ― Anthony Doerr
As I have completed my “Into Green Veil” Series, I am pausing to consider my next project, which will also be a short series of some sort. As I pause, I have the opportunity to go back over the past month’s photos and consider some of them to share.
The above image is a bit of playing with long exposure and the fire-pit at my camper. It is truly amazing what a different view, such as long exposure, can do. In this case, I did a one second exposure to reveal the intricate play of the sparks within the fire. Just a bit of fun, worth sharing here.
A look back to last month, when I spent a few rain soaked days in the Fraser Lake area. This photo, made from the boat launch at the north end of the lake, encompasses a lot of what those days were like. It was still quite mild for mid-November, but a slow moving low pressure system had set up and filled three solid days with off and on rain, mist, and variable winds.
The mist created the nice layered effect of the trees on the far shore, while mid-frame, a few late migrating ducks take a rest just off shore.
For friends of mine who know the lake, you can see the Fraser Lake Camp ‘barge’ resting on the dock as well as the connecting bridge that spans the dual swimming docks.
For me, the image portrays the ‘resting’ time between a busy active summer on the lake and the inevitable winter to come. It’s a bit melancholy and that is the reason I chose to produce the image as a black and white.
Tamron 70-200 mm f/2.8 @ 200 mm
1/30 sec, @ f/2.8 -0.33, ISO 250