Sahsima Monochrome I
Sahsima is the Songhees First Nation name for this rock, which in their histories is a man that was harpooning seals who was turned to stone for rebuking Hayls the Transformer. I have previously posted about it here, with some of the information that is publically available about this story. Sahsima has many personalities throughout the year and at different tides – a very different mood is evident in this post.
These two photos were taken last weekend – just after trying out my ND filter on the tide pool located just to the left of these images and just before turning my attention to the cloud behind Gonzales Hill.
For a map of this location see this link which I put together for my series on the cairns which mark Songhees history within Oak Bay: Map link – zoom in and you will find a marker for the exact location of the stone, as well as one for the cairn. Each of the map markers also includes a link back to this blog for my posts about each of these places – click on the marker and it will expand into a window with a thumbnail and link.
Canon EOS 5Dii, 50mm/f1.4 Canon lens, ISO400. Top f8, 1/640th. Bottom image f13, 1/250th. White balance set on tungsten (accidentally). B&W conversion in Picasa.