The title may be a bit of “tongue in cheek” humour! But it is an accurate description of a classic West Coast Day. Layers of grey clouds over shifting grey ocean waters.
It was/is raining today. A perfect day to try out my new camera “rain gear” – a Christmas gift from my husband. I also received a swivelling “head” for my new monopod – these were the best gifts ever.
The rain gear worked perfectly and protected my good lens.
The monopod – and its new head – are both made by Manfrotto. The monopod keeps my shots steady when the angles are poor or it is really windy. I have had to learn how to use it properly – but once learned – it has been fabulous. I have missed a few shots loosening the head up to swivel the camera, but as I use it more and more I get better as well!
Today at Piper’s it was windy, rainy and cold. But it was beautiful. On the Lagoon side it was calm and there was a small flock of Wigeon ducks. On the water side the spray blew up onto the beach and their were whitecaps out on the water. Glorious!
Yes it was grey. But there were flashes of red on the beach and in the bark of the bushes along the beach. There were green lichens and yellow and brown beach grasses and behind it all the evergreen of the fir and cedars! The gnarled Gary Oaks offered a hard grey-brown note to the skyline and the water showed shades of greens mixed with the greys!
As we walked down into one of the small coves at Piper’s my eye was caught by and Inukshuk, standing on the stones and declaring to the world that someone had been here. I took a picture to show that I had followed.
So it was 50 shades of grey and every other colour as well!