This morning the fog was burning through a beautiful mist that hung over the water and it reminded me of this picture. Joe McNally has said that if you put a dancer against almost any background and you will have a good photograph. This summer when I was over in Tofino I was on the beach and I was feeling a bit sorry for myself because I had made the drive over the island in the early morning specifically to photograph in the morning light. There was a thick cover of fog and there wasn’t any morning light. I did get some decent pictures of Black Oyster Catchers but then this couple came by. One of them clearly was a dancer, she moved with the grace and poise that only dancers posses and then she started to dance. It was a truly beautiful thing to watch her dancing through the morning mists across the beach and I was so glad that I had gotten the “bad light”.
Two other beach portraits that I have done