While the sun is low or storm clouds blow through, light beams bend and scatter, painting sky and water in extraordinary tints.
Between thunderstorms last night, a vivid rainbow fragment held its place over Lake Ontario for twenty minutes or more.
The standard rectangular framing imposed by digital cameras is a reasonable default for most images. But the scene below vibrated on so many dimensions that it called for a less static framing.
As a full moon ascended over the lake a few weeks ago, a kayaker simply needed to backpaddle patiently and hold the right position, waiting for the moon to rise behind the lighthouse. A thin cloud across the moon’s face was an additional lucky stroke.