An evening of boating among the Gulf Islands of British Columbia, Canada, often has the added benefit of quite wonderful skyscapes. Especially in May and June, we get these cloud formations that have a wide variety of shades and colours. At times it looks like a downpour is imminent,but it seldom is at that time of year. This view was taken a few miles off Sidney, a town on the Saanich Peninsula just north of the city of Victoria. The large hump at the right is Salt Spring , the largest of the southern group of islands. BTW, it might appear that this is an HDR image; it isn’t, I prefer not to use it.
Taken June 17, 2009
Fuji S100FS camera.


  • georgieboy98
    georgieboy98about 5 years ago

    Excellent photo George and I like very much the low horizon to emphasise the wonderful sky which is almost three dimensional in effect. Best wishes, Peter

  • George Cousins
    George Cousinsabout 5 years ago

    Thanks very much Peter..I am quite fascinated by sky-scapes, I love the different effects, from peace and serenity to high drama..all in the clouds and their different moods and shapes.

  • Irene  Burdell
    Irene Burdellabout 5 years ago

    Wow that is an amazing skyscape , a fabulous capture George . x

  • Thanks Irene..I am a nut for cloud pictures, I have several hundreds I guess.That evening I just sat in the boat and drifted while the sky kept changing.

    – George Cousins

  • Sean Jansen
    Sean Jansenabout 5 years ago

    Gorgeous sky…..really like the turbulant clouds in this !!

  • Thanks Sean, I love the drama of sky scapes, they often make a dull picture really come to life.

    – George Cousins

  • dinghysailor1
    dinghysailor1about 5 years ago

    fabulous skyscape capture and composition

  • George Cousins
    George Cousinsabout 5 years ago

    Hi Maggie..many of those nice summer evenings for just drifting along and watching the!

  • Blackgull
    Blackgullabout 5 years ago

    Excellent photo George

  • Thank you Jim, very happy you liked it:)

    – George Cousins

  • Mike Oxley
    Mike Oxleyabout 5 years ago

    Wonderful shot, George. Lovely cloud formations, giving selective reflections off the water. Very, very nicely done!

  • Hi Mike..thank you..that was a perfect evening for skyscapes, right up to sunset it just kept changing. I can never resist skies like that!

    – George Cousins

  • Stan Wojtaszek
    Stan Wojtaszekabout 5 years ago

    You done a good job capturing that awesome sky, George !

  • Thanks Stan, it was really a perfect evening for great cloud formations and being on the water got rid of all the land-based clutter:)

    – George Cousins

  • toriyule
    toriyuleabout 5 years ago

    gorgeous capture, love the clouds!

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