English Bay: sky





This is the fourth and last of the series of photos that I took about a month ago in English Bay. The feeling of the immense sky overhead struck me powerfully. It made me realize again how closed in we are where we live, surrounded by tall trees and mountains, though still quite expansive to the east. We don’t see the sunrise until it comes over the mountains and the sunset falls behind the hill and trees behind us. Prairie people comment on missing the wide open sky here. I don’t really mind but I do love getting next to the open ocean especially when the sky looks as magical as this. It makes me think of our favourite retreat on the west coast of Vancouver Island.

(By the way, these photos are totally unmodified, merely resized and compressed for the blog. Colours may appear different on different computers, such as even on my husband’s MacBook Pro compared to my iMac. Also, as I mentioned in a comment at ‘reflections’, the scenes appear darker than real life because I was shooting against the sun. Maybe there’s a special term photographers use for this.)

The others in the series:
English Bay: trees
English Bay: beach
English Bay: reflections

March 6, 2009 in Canada and BC, Nature, Photoworks by Marja-Leena