Ross Bay Lost
This is in a series taken in Ross Bay last Friday, including a kayak photo and a storm drain, both of which have these same interesting clouds. Frequent viewers will have noticed that I normally keep people out of my photos. However, this woman’s white coat was perfect for the conditions. And, the entire time I was at this part of the beach she was searching among the pebbles, usually crouching close to the beach, and generally getting into my photos.
I had the feeling she was doing more than beach combing for nice rocks, but was somehow meditating and contemplating while doing so, as if mulling over or searching for something dear that was lost, perhaps irretrievably. Perhaps lost love.
Higher up the beach and a bit further along was a log with some matching pebbles placed on it, and next to it a paper coffee cup printed with a heart and the word ‘love‘ – probably Valentine’s Day merchandising from a coffee store chain. I did not get a shot of that, much to my subsequent regret, because as I was leaving I saw this woman go back to that spot and add some rocks to her collection.
When I read about the Valentine’s Day contest in The Background Story (one of my favourite blogs) I was inspired to find some brief words to go with one of the photos in which this woman appears. Contests are not normally my kind of thing, but the timing was good so I gave it a shot – my first ever contest entry (and I ended up submitting another one too).
As I schedule this post for publication, I have no idea how the contest went, or if my submission will be shown. But, I was going to use this picture sometime, and by association with my contest entry it has a bit of Valentine’s Day in it. I think all of us could do with a touch of Valentine’s Day, every day.
Canon EOS 5Dmkii, Canon 50/1.4 lense, ISO100, f11, 1/200th