Colorchallenge, Orange Tuesday: “Ecstatic Breath”
Still trying to catch up my breath after a long run around the bend of the Hiellen River, the moment was poised to become an unforgettable one… Trying to outpace the sun slowly setting relentlessly pursuing its fall along the arc, I set aside the opportunity to take the shot of a red beam of light poking through the thick of the first line of trees protecting the lands for the battered shores of Naikoon Park north shore. Though the perfect secret spot for the surfer aficionados, the area due east provides with incredible examples of basalt outcrop formations never missing a chance to trigger the imagination…
(“Ecstatic Breath”, photography by @eric-boucher, Canon PowerShot SX60 HS.)
A the very base of Toe Hill, broken in half over time, is a prominent landmark of volcanic nature and is defined as a volcanic plug. It exposes an area of vertical cracks and underwater caves creating the perfect opportunity for what is commonly called “The Blow Hole”: At the end of one of those caves, is found a little crack or hole allowing water under the pressure of waves to strike the upper ceiling of its enclosure slowly building a squirt that transforms into a very powerful geyser under the right circumstances.
Here, in this picture, the circumstances had mustered their strength as the tide and powerful winds had been raising 6 meter waves on that evening. Hiding behind the most important outcrop, I tried all I could to keep the waters from hitting the lens as I placed myself in proper angle to witness this giant spray rise a solid and ephemeral 12 meters or so! The skies were enlightened due to the presence of a layer of cirrocumulus reflecting the sublime of its colours.