Friday Photo: Driving the Sea to Sky Highway from Vancouver to Whistler, British Columbia
Occasionally, a baby boomer travel photographer might encounter inclement weather when they reach a destination held in great anticipation of blue skies, snow-capped mountain peaks, sprinkled with white fluffy clouds.
When this happens, a certain amount of disappointment can certainly set in.
I have learned that I have absolutely no control of the weather. When I encounter this great letdown of my dreamed of National Geographic worthy photograph, I tend to suck my thumb a bit and then look for alternative creative solutions.
Such was the case when we were driving from Vancouver to Whistler upon the fabled Sea to Sky Highway in British Columbia, Canada.
This dramatic drive features fiord-like settings where the mountains reach down to touch the sea with dramatic long-range views of snow-capped mountains. A photographers dream!
Yet, we found ourselves with intermittent rain and cloudy skies.
Solution? Embrace the gray setting with a black and white photograph sprinkled with a certain amount of drama.
Here is one of my favorite photographs from our drive. The road gives movement to the photograph, while the village of Squamish tucked between mountain peaks adds further interest to the photograph.
Moral of the story?
There is generally always a wonderful photograph looming in front of us. Sometimes we just have to look closer to find it.