Drain Stripes

This photo is from a few days ago and is by way of contrast with the warmth and calm of yesterday’s post. Yes, it is another Ross Bay storm drain photo, this time taken at dusk when the light was nearly gone.

I was intrigued by the light band of cloud in the distance and found that this shot had a nice echo in the form of a breaking wave. I include also a crop that features the bands of water and cloud, excluding (gasp) the storm drain.



Canon 5Dii, Nikkor-N 24mm/f2.8 lens, ISO800, ~f4.0, 1/25th



8 thoughts on “Drain Stripes

  1. This has got to be the most well-documented storm drain in history. You now officially have enough for a dedicated book which I for one would buy, even if it didn’t come in a kindle edition.
    Of the two other photos, I prefer the black and whit, no surprise there.


    • Thank you Ken.
      Officially perhaps I have taken enough shots of it too!
      I am not surprised you like the black and white. I agree also with another comment that it clashes a bit with the colour ones.


  2. Very dramatic with lovely color nuances and the blue works well in these photographs. Together with the 2 top photos the b&w clashes a bit with that blue, even though it stands very nicely on its own. Alternatively I wonder what it’d look like with the color balance turned to a cool blue ever so slightly?


      • By golly, I think we may have a misunderstanding here. Your blue photos are brilliant just the way they are, but at the time I wondered whether to tweak the b&w with the slightest color balance. Cool! This is a great set that brings out the unexpected beauty of a storm drain and its surroundings 😉


    • Thank you Melinda. I have been missing the best days to photograph the drain. There is nothing more aggravating than having fantastic days with terrific skies when I am in the office and then deep gloomy grey skies all weekend, or those parts that I have the chance to use the camera. It has been like that for a few months now.


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