Thursday, November 13, 2008

Skywatch Friday - Escape

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Last Sunday, November 9th, I took the Langdale ferry out of Horseshoe Bay to the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia. It was a completely grey and dreary day when I left, but just after the ferry departed, I saw a break in the sky. Standing on the outer deck, I caught this photo of the blue sky appearing out of the grey and felt completely uplifted at the sight. The next three days bode well for good weather.
For more photos and stories about my three days on the Sunshine Coast, see my other blog, The Pedalogue. I hope you'll feel free to comment there, too. Happy Friday, everyone!

38 comments:

RuneE said...

That is the kind of picture I like. Simple, with a good composition. That means that it is not simple, but difficult :-)

Pea in a Pod said...

So soft and so peaceful! I like this:)
Mine is, HERE.

Louise said...

Beautiful capture. The blue makes the grey all the more intense. I love it!

Carver said...

That's a wonderful shot Leslie. The patch of blue really sets it off. Carver's Photoblog

Colin Campbell said...

Lovely shot. I always laugh when I hear about the sunshine coast in Canada.

John said...

Great capture, love the composition.

Have a nice weekend, Leslie!

ilanadavita said...

British Columbia seems great. Beautiful shot!

Reader Wil said...

The beauty of this photo lies in the fact that sky and water are almost touching.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

This photo gives me a warm, fuzzy feeling. ;-)

Happy Sky Watch!

Photo Cache said...

If this is food, this would be like my comfort food. It makes me feel so good just looking at it.

Pearl Maple said...

Great photo, thanks for sharing with sky watch friday and thanks for your kind comments on my post earlier.

You were lucky to be standing ready to see nature at work in the sky that day, it is an impressive photo.

Aileni said...

Fabulous catch, Leslie.

Geoff said...

Good picture. Nice angle.

penni said...

I hope the blue sky wins -- you have such lovely scenery though, even when it's grey.

Gramma L said...

This is a great picture - so peaceful and serene. Lovely shot.

earthtoholly said...

What a dreamy photo...I love it! Happy SWF!

ellen b. said...

I love it how us bloggers stand ready for that break in the sky. Well done Leslie. This is a beautiful big sky you captured...
Enjoy the good weather coming your way.

Darla said...

Beautiful colors in the sky.

Grammy said...

Great photo an amazing shot
Happy SWF!

nina said...

That picture is magical--I live foggy mornings.

Nina at Nature Remains

fishing guy said...

Leslie: It is wonderful when the skies open up and give you a great photo.

Kahshe Cottager said...

A lovely photo! I like the boat speeding off into the fog.
My Sky Watch Photos are posted Here and Here

FickleMinded said...

amazing photo!!
Fm-SWF#2-Pt. Edward

Rob (Inukshuk Adventure) said...

Great shot. I have done that ferry crossing a number of times when I've visited Vancouver and the Island. Interestingly my Skywatch today is an arial shot of the exact part of paradise.

Greyscale Territory said...

A dreamy, almost surreal shot! Very beautiful!

Ivar Ivrig said...

It is beautiful when the mist go away and the sun and blue sky appeares. Lovely photo.

RAMOSFOREST.ENVIRONMENT said...

Beautiful gray sky and water shot.

PJ said...

The sky is always full of surprises which is why I love SWF so much. There's a lot going on here for a dreary day.

Pietro said...

Wonderful view. I like the bright azure and the grey clouds together.
Happy Sky Watch!

AphotoAday said...

What an unusual photo...

Rambling Round said...

I believe the sky and sea or having a meeting. Beautiful photo.

Daryl said...

Nice shot, I thought at first that was a whale .. but it was the ferry

:-Daryl

Leslie: said...

Hi Daryl, actually I took the shot from the ferry of the little lighthouse and the boat that was heading out.

Wren said...

Beautiful photo, Leslie!

Brit' Gal Sarah said...

Great picture Leslie, love the composition and eeriness

Max-e said...

hi Leslie, I like the subtle variety of colours. Nice Shot.

maryt/theteach said...

Stunning shot, Leslie!

Lana Gramlich said...

Reminds me of some of the skies we get over the marshes around here. Lovely.