Grey Day at Acadia
Mediums: Photoboard, Metal, and Archival Paper
Acadia beach is nestled between the southern shores of Burrard Inlet and the northern edge of the University of British Columbia Endowment Lands. This rocky beach is more in tune with those looking to explore the foreshore and gain sweeping views of Downtown Vancouver extending out to the southern reaches of the Sunshine Coast than it is with those looking to sunbathe. Rocks, driftwood and windswept trees form a home for numerous shorebirds and creatures that await the next high tide to refresh their larders.
The numerous driftwood logs found here are swept in from hundreds of miles of treed shoreline by winter storms. Or the odd stray log loosed from the many booms that are trafficked along the BC coast. The weather, waves and rock etch their erosive effects on these beached timbers. Sweeping lines of grain and wear create mesmerizing plays between light and texture that are forever pleasing to the eye.
This shot was captured on a day made for moody black and white photography. The gentle slopes of the mountains near Gibsons in the distance blended with the clouds and the calm waters of the inlet to provide wonderful gradients leading the eye to the leafless branches of the lone tree reaching out from its rooted perch.
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