Light on the west coast USA changes every day, all day long, all year through. In response to Tina’s challenge, this week I offer a few case-in-point examples, starting with the effect of fog compared to clear bright sunlight.
“In nature, everything has a job. The job of the fog is to beautify further the existing beauties!” Mehmet Murat Ildan
Both these shots of drifted tree branches were taken in the morning. Fog adds a hint of mystery and wonder to the photo above, while bright sunrise brings out the lovely tone in the wood while casting impressive shadows in the photo below.
Sighting flocks of migrating Brown Pelicans is always hit-and-miss. Fog was not going to stop me from taking photos when I stumbled into this flock. To me, the muted light enhances the ancient pterodactyl heritage of these beauties!
In June the pelicans were passing through in a hurry north to their breeding grounds. Light dapples the ocean surface and makes it possible to see more birds flying in the distance.
“And when the fog’s over and the stars and the moon come out at night it’ll be a beautiful sight.” Jack Kerouac
Both the above and below photos were taken from the same vantage point. Daylight and dark make quite a difference in what we can see and the mood created.
In the next three shots, the Pacific Ocean is viewed at different seasons and times of day through the screen of dune grass.
“In the right light, at the right time, everything is extraordinary.” Aaron Rose
Wishing everyone safe travels. Please be kind and stay safe.🐾