My wife Judy and I recently visited the Apostle Islands area of Lake Superior. On our fist day there, we took the ferry out to Madeline Island and biked around. I hauled my camera with, but knew it would be a flat light overcast day and probably not great for pictures . While biking to the ferry to head back to the mainland, the sun broke out of the low hanging clouds for just a couple of seconds. Luckily we were biking past a park that had a number of sailboats moored not far from the shore. I yelled to Judy that I would catch up with her and went off road with my bike to get down to the shore as quickly as possible. I dumped my bike a few feet from the shore and dropped down in to the sandy beach to get as low of an angle as possible. I had just a couple of seconds to take advantage of this amazing light that was popping a warm glow on to the water in the midst of the cool blue clouds. As quickly as it appeared, the amazing light vanished and my artistic vision was gone, but I knew I had my shot. As I headed back to my bike, a gentleman enjoying a beer and a family picnic in the park must have noticed my frantic rush to the shore. As I walked past him he said to me “not a real good day for pictures, huh!” I nodded in agreement and said maybe tomorrow, but as most photographers know blue sky, bright sun days can be great for pictures, but are also a dime a dozen. Unique and fleeting light can set a picture apart and I think on this day I captured exactly that.
Thanks for looking!