This view is looking across the Strait of Juan de Fuca to Washington State. Beyond the distant clouds is Port Angeles and the Olympic Mountains. It was a beautiful winter day and I had gone for a walk in the Chinese Cemetery with one of my house guests who stayed with use last week. After a few days of very grim overcast days, this scene from Harling Point was enough to convince him that Victoria is a wonderful place to live, even in the winter.
There were two large sailing ships out on the Straits that day; quite why I don’t know – perhaps they have had refits during the quiet season for tourists, or they are doing training runs getting ready for paying customers, or perhaps they were out with tourists. This schooner positioned itself very nicely against the sunlit water.
Canon 5D MkII, with Canon 100mm/f2.8 macro lens, ISO 100, f2.8, 1/8000th +/- 2.0 E.V. (two brackets in each set were 0 E.V, but one was adjusted by -2 in Lightroom before processing in Photomatix).