For the past 4 years, Scott Kelby has organized a World Wide Photo Walk – a simple social event where several people get together for a small period of time and make images along a predetermined route. What’s different here, is that Scott has managed to organize a walk to take place in over 1100 cities with 30,000 participants all on the same day. The first year, I was lucky enough to be in Vancouver during the date and joined leader David duChemin but since then, I have organized and led the PEI leg of the walk. (2011, 2010, 2009 / group photos)
Today’s Image – Cavendish Beach
With so many locations, it’s impossible for everyone to have perfect weather and unfortunately it was our turn to get the rain. The forecast was actually a heavy rain and high winds storm warning and 60mm of rain falling the day before. Despite this challenge, many walkers still attended this grey morning. I like my colors but due to a foggy and dull morning with little to no color in the sky – black and white it is. (N 46 29.962 W 63 23.376)
While walking on the beach and looking for the photo above, I saw a large flock of birds flying in circles around the walkers. Instead of the typical flying away, the birds were flying towards and across a couple several times. Wishing I was prepared and position for this, I walked over and asked Yolande Richard if she managed to get that – and sure enough – she did. Immediately jealous looking at the 3″ LCD screen, I felt it was going to be a strong contender without seeing any of other photos at this point. Today, Scott Kelby announces his honorable mentions and I’m happy to say this image gets the mention. Breaking the top 45 from a list of 1116 locations around the world is our highest finish to date.