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Wednesday, 7 March 2018

What a difference a cloud makes

Cloud cover has a huge impact on light. This is especially evident at the harbour in Summerside this time of year. Ice and snow make a white blanket which reflects the light filtered through the clouds.


A overcast day recently had deep blue gray cloud cover. It reflected blue off the white frozen surface of the harbour. 





Another day, white clouds barely covered the sun and the surface of the harbour reflected silver.




Then there are those days without a cloud in a sunny sky, like this one last April. The sea and sky became one.




Perfect.


40 comments:

Debbie said...

they are all perfect, in their own way!! i like #3 because i like seeing the ducks!!! it is such a beautiful lighthouse!!!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

I like that first photo with its band of pink.

Anvilcloud said...

Good photographic observations. Light makes the first one good and simplicity the last one. IMHO or course.

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

Three super pictures. I like them all.

Joanne Noragon said...

Those pure blue days are the best.

Catarina said...

Lovely.

You live in a great place for great pictures. : )

William Kendall said...

Each in turn are beautiful in their own ways!

bill burke said...

Stunning photos!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Absolutely perfect Marie, all three are incroyable images! Love the idea of taking the same shot at different times of the year ✨

Andrea said...

Each photo emits a different emotion from me. I like the colors of the first picture best. But it is neat to have the harbor and sky morph into one! Andrea

Jenn said...

Its so cool how different a place can look! Love them all, but the icy blue one is my fave.

Elephant's Child said...

I hope I am never too old and jaded to marvel at the sky. And clouds. And water.
Stunning photo series.

Down by the sea said...

You are so right about cloud colour, the colour of the sea varies so much and it is so much more noticeable than inland. Sarah x

Barbara said...

Shiver. They all look cold.

DJan said...

They all look so different, but they are the same place. This is why hiking on the same trails always seems different to me. I like the first one the best myself. :-)

Celia said...

Your home ground is on the top of my list of places I'd like to visit. Magical.

jenny_o said...

Three very different but equally amazing shots!

Angela said...

Beautiful and peaceful!

Marie Smith said...

The harbour always looks different, Debbie.

Marie Smith said...

I love the pink too, Debra.

Marie Smith said...

Light is a defining factor in photography for sure, AC.

Marie Smith said...

Thank you, ajohn. So do I.

Marie Smith said...

They sure are, Joanne.

Marie Smith said...

Yes indeed, Catarina.

Marie Smith said...

They are indeed, William.

Marie Smith said...

Thanks, Bill!

Marie Smith said...

The same place can look different from day to day, PDP.

Marie Smith said...

I love the third shot as well, Andrea.

Marie Smith said...

The different looks of a place are a study in themselves, Jenn.

Marie Smith said...

Thank you, EC. The world amazes me too.

Marie Smith said...

The sea is a great study subject, Sarah.

Marie Smith said...

The final one wasn’t too cold, Barbara. It was taken last April.

Marie Smith said...

There is always so ething new to see on a familiar trail, Jan.

Marie Smith said...

We look forward to your visit, Celia.

Marie Smith said...

Thank you, Jenny.

Marie Smith said...

Peaceful indeed, Angela.

Mage said...

It's a haiku of color. Thanks.

Marie Smith said...

It is, Mage.

Marie Smith said...

Mildred at seventeentwenty.blogsot.com said:

Hi and thank you for "sticking with me" during such a long blog break. I struggle with anxiety, especially during winter months. These are such lovely pictures. Each beautiful in different ways. We have enjoyed bright sunshine and warmer temps lately. Enjoy the weekend.

Marie Smith said...

I had trouble publishing your comment, Mildred, but I copied and pasted it instead.