I darted out to Quidi Vidi to shoot the Gut one morning over Labour Day weekend. I had to pick Melissa up from working a nightshift, didn't give myself enough time by the water and was a bit rushed. I was playing (fumbling) with filters and threw all my gear in the camera bag with the filters on when I packed-up.
Four guys showed up as I was walking back to my car. As they launched their boat I chatted with one of them about the weather. They were heading out for cod from Quidi Vidi after be kept ashore in Bauline due to wind. I wished them luck and was on my way.
Here's where I learned a lesson. The camera bag was in the passenger seat as I creeped out of the parking lot. I glanced in the direction of the team of fishers and, without going into great description, saw the best, most quintessential image of Quidi Vidi I've seen in person. The lesson I learned? I threw the car in park and took in the momentary scene in front of me, knowing that it was pointless to take the camera out of the bag because it was put away with two filters on the lense and whacked out setting for the light. Had I grabbed the camera it would have taken about 5-10 seconds to strip the filters off and get it back to normal and the beauty of the scene would be gone.
And I was pressed for getting Melissa, haha, so two lessons learned I guess. I hope the b'ys had better luck on the water.
A little earlier I was up on Signal Hill hoping to see the sun through the narrows on downtown and was pleased to find just that. Most of the city is still in the shadows of the southside hills, but a little sliver of light was kissing the downtown.