For the most part, the weather was cloudy and overcast, rainy and cool, less than favourable conditions for any vacation let alone one of a photographic nature.
During a trip to Costa Rica last year, I was drawn to this majestic rock on a point near Playa Conchal. After the sun had risen, this jagged rock jutting out from the ocean looked absolutely majestic against the back drop of a clear blue sky. But the harsh sunlight created an extreme dynamic range of exposure, the perfect fit for some black and white pictures.
Despite the animal and volcano sightings not living up to their billing, the waterfalls and streams in Costa Rica definitely did not disappoint.
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.
But as with any trip, I enjoy rising before the sun and getting some pictures. This time I ventured over to Niagara Falls to get some early dawn shots of this natural wonder.