Monday 20 July 2015

Hawaiian Light

    I woke up to a thunder storm and heavy rain this morning.  It soon stopped, but the dark broken clouds remained.  As we ate breakfast I noticed that sunlight was splashing itself across the Cariboo Mountains against the heavy grey sky and I rushed outside with my camera.  This kind of lighting changes quickly.
    Whenever I see these partially illuminated peaks against the dark clouded sky, I think about Hawaii.  In 1969, I took Peace Corp training on the Big Island.  It was an eye-opening experience for a kid from Indiana.  I think Hawaii’s moody skies, lush green terrain, and brilliant colors had a profound effect on me and the direction of my life.  It was there that I first saw this kind of color and lighting on mountainous terrain.
    It is nice, living in BC to be periodically reminded of those Hawaiian influences. 

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