Eye on the world
Seems not so different
British Columbia, Canada
Taken during travels, 2017
While walking out onto the flat expanse of sand that is Chesterman Beach, I was stopping intermittently to photograph the stunning array of clouds looming over the diminished landscape of rain forest and distant breakers. Too intent on the frame at hand, I noticed the advancing shallow wave only as it nearly lapped at my feet. On my third hasty step of retreat, I bumped into something, which yelped, retreated, then circled around to my side as the wave receded.
Sometimes, a frame just presents itself. The dog, the sun, the clouds, the beach, the distant Islands, attached to the mainland by a wide bar of sand at low tide. I barely took a step to line this shot up. And on the fourth frame, the dog obliged further by striking the perfect pose.
Then his human called, and he exited.
But I had been there, fortunate to have camera in hand, already setup for the extreme light conditions, and the presence of mind to recognize the opportunity and grab it.