Photo of the Day – 17 May 2017: Misty Morning on Sark

Posted on 17th May 2017 by Admin under Location, Photograph
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I will have more to say about Sark, the fourth largest of the Channel Islands, in a later post.  In the meantime, here is a shot which I took this morning.  After a couple of days of overcast weather with just a bit of sun, the forecast of heavy rain for the day proved to be correct.  The choice was to sit around the hotel or go out regardless.  Naturally, I opted for the latter and ventured out suitably equipped with a large umbrella.

The front which brought the rain was slow moving and consequently there was no wind.  The downside that was the rain took most of the day to clear, but there were some significant benefits.  The first was that I did not have to struggle with the umbrella.  Better still, there was a lot of mist around which yielded some pleasing atmospheric effects for photography.  I’ll take that over dull conditions every time.

Misty Sark

Misty Morning on Sark
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Originally I had stopped to take a shot of this treelined lane with the bicycle on one side for a point of interest.  Actually, the resulting shot was a bit boring, if I am honest.  By dint of good fortune, this carriage taking tourists on a trip around the island appeared on cue.  I would have preferred to let the carriage get a bit nearer.  In the event, the driver shouted warnings that the umbrellas my wife and I were holding could unsettle the horse.  No photograph is worth causing an accident and naturally we moved to one side.

This post is part of my occasional “Photo of the Day” series.  I publish shots which I think might be of interest and tell the story behind them.  They might not necessarily be portfolio standard images, nor the final version, but still be of sufficient interest for inclusion in my blog.  If I do not show a shot on any given day, it does not mean that I did not take any photographs, just that I did not get anything worthwhile.  For me, that is part of the fun of photography.  Not knowing what I will find on a shoot when I have nothing planned.

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