there be crows

Finally got another batch of film processed. A little let down with the results, but there’s a few good ones in there. A few weeks ago we were out on Haida Gwaii and I took an evening stroll out to the log sort near Queen Charlotte City. A couple old tugs, rusting away with the sun going down, made for some good shots.

Untitled (3) Untitled-4 Image 1 17 20 -4 Image 1 17 20 -3 Untitled (2)At one point there was this burst of crows overhead, cawing out from the silhouette of one of the tugs. I wasn’t quick enough with the camera but it sticks in my memory. This is ironic because I recall my first visit to Haida Gwaii, some twenty years ago. This German guy I’d met, we were travelling together and at one point this eagle swoops by and I’m scrambling for my point-and-shoot (film, of course, those days). He kind of grins and says sometimes it’s better to just appreciate the moment. It wasn’t long after I think that I lost that camera (and that’s a story) and so I took his advice and gave up on trying to capture everything in photos, for some years.

Now I’m back at it, but the advice is still sound.

There were crows. They looked real good bursting out from behind the grounded rusting tug. You’ll have to believe me.


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