Weekly Photo Challenge: Transient

For this week’s photo challenge of Transient, here are two big rigs coming up behind us on the Nanaimo Parkway.  They are on a schedule and in a hurry.. being transient, it wasn’t but a moment and the first one passed us, photo below.

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Transient

Weekly Photo Challenge: Focus

My first entry in this week’s challenge of Focus was a disappointing (to me) photo of a bear that turned out to be blurred.  This entry is one of my favorite photos, that  being a female House Finch in a Deodara tree.  It is the background that appeals, more of the tree blended with the sky in an out-of-focus way that is lovely to me.

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Focus

Weekly Photo Challenge: Focus

This week’s photo challenge is all about focus.  The photo above is one of my biggest disappointments because I really thought that this photo I took of a black bear would surely be in focus.

We were driving the road between Honeymoon Bay and Port Renfrew on Vancouver Island.  It is a road with many turns and at this point, as we rounded a corner, I saw the black bear on the  hill above the road, way too close to consider getting out of the car.  Husband did not want to stop the car because it was just past the corner  and who knows when a car will come.  But it was a stop the car moment, so I rolled down the window and took this photo.  What a disappointment when I uploaded the photo and saw that the bear was blurry..   if only I would have been a few feet further on,  if only there was a place to pull over, if only I could have had more time, if only husband would have turned the car engine off.    After taking the photo the bear headed into the bushes and we drove off,  and as we did so another car rounded the corner behind us.

This is one of the few bears we have seen since moving to Vancouver Island almost 6 years ago..  all things considered, I guess I should be happy to have been able to get any kind of photo.

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Focus