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“Two and Three” – Sauble Beach

“Two and Three” - Sauble Beach, Ontario

“There is so much to say about a past. It’s a vein of gold through a mountain, leading to an incontrovertible stone heart of truth. But the future is a horizon – a faintly visible line that will promise much, and always remain too far away to touch.”
― Aliya Whiteley

At first, I had no idea what to title this image. It was made at the end of another day of swimming and volleyball on the beach at Sauble. As the sun was setting, I looked at the posts and remembered the great times we had that day. That’s the “two”. On the horizon, barely visible, three boats head back to port, as the sun prepares to set, ending another glorious summer day, spend with friends and family. Today’s experiences are soon to become our past and new ones lie just beyond the horizon, in tomorrow.

Nikon D800
Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD
 @ 200mm
1/60 sec, f/4.0, ISO 200

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“Moments and Memories” – Sauble Beach, Ontario

“Moments and Memories” - Sauble Beach, Ontario

“Do you know how there are moments when the world moves so slowly you can feel your bones shifting, your mind tumbling? When you think that no matter what happens to you for the rest of your life, you will remember every last detail of that one minute forever?”
― Jodi Picoult

As another day ends, beach visitors gather along the shore, looking west. We stand there, taking in the final moments of the day as the sun lights up the horizon, setting the sky on fire. We drink in the cool air as a gentle breeze brushes across the water, striking our faces and cooling our skin, like the day’s final breaths. It becomes a sensory experience of sights, sounds, and smells that we tuck away to savour at some later date.

Cameras are always present as the visual memories are saved, couples walk hand in hand along the beach, sharing the experience and children dig the final scoop of sand or touch the water one last time before the beach umbrellas are packed away for the day.

I have my own feelings at this time of day, with or without my camera present, and seeing others transfixed along the shore, makes me wonder if the feeling is the same for others. What part of the panorama are they drawn too, what do they see and how do they see it?

Nikon D800
Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD
 @ 200mm
1/25 sec, f/2.8, ISO 200

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“Storm Front over Lake Huron”

“Storm Front over Lake Huron”

A revisit to what started as a beautiful mid August day at Sauble Beach this past August.

We had heard forecasts of rain all day, but the day started out sunny and windy. Since it was too windy for a good game of volleyball, we all headed to town for a bit to shop. Shortly thereafter, the clouds, which had been hanging far out on the lake started to roll in and thicken. From town, I could see the thin gray clouds start to thicken and take on strong structures and definition. So, I headed back to the cottage to retrieve my camera and head across the road to the beach.

This is what greeted me. A solid wall of black cloud with clearly defined shear zones. The wonder of Lake Huron is that it is so big and scenes like this may be taking place at a fairly long distance. As I stood and watched, a secondary dark cloud formed at the frontal boundary and began to roll like a wave against the other cloud at this ‘transition’ line. It was very dramatic and I was happy to be able to capture it while staying dry. This cloud movement went on for a long time over the water before it gradually moved to shore and started to rain. All the while, many people carried on watching the drama unfold in front of them and still swimming in the surf caused by the storm.

Nikon D300
Nikor 70-300mm @ 86mm
1/60 sec @ f/10, ISO 280

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“Out of the Storm” – Sauble Beach, Ontario

“Out of the Storm” - Sauble Beach, Ontario

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of spending the weekend with family and friends at Ontario’s Sauble Beach, on Lake Huron. It began as a wonderful hot summer day splashing in the surf and playing hours of volleyball. The forecast was for thunderstorms late in the day. We watched across the water as the sky gradually darkened. The storm approached over the lake like a black wall, slowly creeping our way.

I took this as a wonderful opportunity to get some powerful storm photographs. As I stood on the shore making photos of the storm, I was struck by just how bright the circling seagulls were, in strong contrast to the dark skies.

This one kept circling me at just the right distance to make some good images. I’m really pleased at how it turned out. The biggest challenge was trying to keep him focused and framed properly.

Nikon D300
Nikor 70-300 mm @ 210 mm
1/60 sec @ f/10.0, ISO 450