The sky at dusk was unusual yeterday evening. The air was very clear and one could see to Mount Baker in the North Cascades, which is rarely visible because of moisture and smog in the atmosphere. Yet the soft edges of the nearest clouds are rain. This was taken from the ferry between Vashon Island and Southworth on the Kitsap Penninsula. The island in the foreground is Blake. Between the sound, the rain and the snow on the mountain I thought it suited Water, water everywhere.
I love ducks. The types of ducks around here vary by the season. American widgeons and goldeneye are two species that winter here in the not-so-sunny Puget Sound region. The mallards are around all year.
It’s fun to watch the ducks. The goldeneye are diving ducks that fish together in groups.
This challenge is simple: step back for a few minutes each week to find a lovely thing, a precious moment, anything you find lovely. Then post about it. You can just post a picture or you can go into detail and tell it as a reflection, story or poem.
It could be anything:
a smile…a rainbow…a flower…a kind act…a tasty treat
What was lovely in your life this week?
Quick note: I have been alerted that ping-backs aren’t working sometimes. If you use “whatsoever-is-lovely” as a tag it can help me find your post in case the ping-back doesn’t work.
The clouds were moving consistently from south to north (left to right in the photos). I believe that the consistent shape break up is due to the Olympic Mountains, which arise pretty much straight out from the edge of the bulk head.
I set my camera up on a tripod as the first bank of clouds arrived, put on neutral density filters (CPL plus a six stop), set the aperture set at F/16, and ISO at 64. Then I took the above sequence of photos between 4:00pm and 6:25pm. The length of the exposures varied depending on the ambient light but generally went from about 5 seconds for the first shot, at about 4:00pm to 10 for the last one, which was during twilight.