August 14,2008 was one of those quiet warm evenings on Vancouver Island, when it seemed the only thing to do was get in my Boston Whaler and go out on the water and just wait for the sun to set and the moon to rise. So this was the result. That’s Forest Island, one of a large group of small islands that lie only a kilometer or two offshore from the seaside town of Sidney. Technically it forms a small part of the Gulf Islands which stretch all along the south-east coast of Vancouver Island. They provide endless opportunities for cruising along, poking into little bays and coves, and enjoying nature in all it’s glory. And it’s only a short distance from my house..bonus!
Taken with a Fuji S100FS camera.

Top Ten in the “A Comforting Capture” Challenge of Unlimited Quality


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  • Irene  Burdell
    Irene Burdellabout 5 years ago

    it looks so calm and serene george , a lovely shot.

  • Thanks Irene, it really was a beautiful evening, just perfect.

    – George Cousins

  • Stan Wojtaszek
    Stan Wojtaszekabout 5 years ago

    Calm water, subded colours. It is very serene, George.

  • One of those evenings I just said nuts to everything and took the boat and went! But somehow managed to remember the camera, and it turned out quite well. Love that time of evening, we get some very nice skyscapes.

    – George Cousins

  • cebrfa
    cebrfaabout 5 years ago


  • Thanks very much, appreciated!

    – George Cousins

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