Sunrise in the mist over Sooke Harbour. Canon EOS 7D EF-S 10-22mm at 22mm f/7.1 1/500 ISO 200
There is a calm in the morning that speaks more from the still water and the mist on the horizon. It speaks more than the quiet air and the soft light. The beginning of the day is the beginning of all things and it is a time of stillness and potential. The day spreads out before you with all that it may contain but in that moment, in that one moment it does not overwhelm or confound, or confuse, it is just there, waiting for us.
I slept on an old fishing boat this weekend and when I awoke this is what I saw. It was a beautiful morning that calmed me. I grabbed my wide angle zoom and looked for an interesting foreground. I got down low so that the chain would grab your eye in the bottom left hand corner and pull you into the middle distance. I loved the way that the sun backlit the edges and lines of the boat. I underexposed the boat to emphasize the back lighting. I also really liked the fact that their is an eagle sitting on the piling in the middle of the frame. I did pull out my telephoto and get the eagle next.