In landscape photography, there are many different ingredients to make the perfect photo—good lighting, a main subject, an intriguing background, and an interesting composition. When these core elements come together to complement each other, then the picture reaches a level of perfection.
Searching for an interesting subject to be the focal point of a landscape photo, I saw a large piece of drift wood lying on a rocky beach on the shore of lake Ontario, and I knew I had found what I was seeking.
So what started as a mistake ended up being the best picture of the weekend. And while every morning brings the promise of a beautiful new day, sometimes a mistake may just be the perfect start to a day.
The Loyalist Parkway and Bath Road (hwy #33) winds its way along the edge of Lake Ontario from Picton to Kingston, Ontario. The shoreline along this route is dotted with trees listing south towards the sun, leaning precariously over the water.
Here are some shots of beautiful Lake Ontario in winter.