Rule nr.1: always bring your camera. Check! Rule nr.2: always bring an extra battery. Check! Ah, eh, wait a moment, dammit! It’s still in my camera bag that I left in the hallway. A few minutes into our Christmas beach walk in Oostende my battery died. So I settled for a walk without photos. I thought I had learned my lesson after visiting the Glacier National Park with two dead batteries this summer. Apparently I haven’t. But then this image came into my eyes and there was no way that I was going to leave without a picture of it. So I got my battery out and gave it a magical shake. It revived just long enough to compose and take this photo. Of course I had to call it Washed Ashore II, there is no such thing as coincidence.
washed ashore ii