Waves from Lee Breaking on Port Maitland Beach

After Lee
Well, Lee has come and gone, and I had an interesting time with the storm.
I was asked by the Canadian Press to get some images Friday as people prepared here for the storm, and then see if I could get anything on Saturday when the storm hit, without endangering myself of course.
I got a couple of images CP used Friday evening and by Saturday morning news outlets across North America were using those images, and then on Saturday, I got a good image of the 25-foot waves from Lee crashing onto the Port Maitland breakwater and another of a tree downed across utility lines in Yarmouth. Both images went around the globe used by newspapers in Asia and Europe and across North America. This, of course, because CP gets picked up by the Associated Press and from them it goes pretty well global.
Interesting to me is that a few outlets decided to use the more “artistic” (to me anyway) images I sent in – like this week’s one, the surf from Lee breaking onto Port Maitland beach. I guess I like beauty and softness as much as the powerful crash images, but I found it very intriguing how various news outlets chose differing images. It just goes to show that we as photographers take images with what we have in mind, but it is up to the viewer to decide what they see as most important in any image.
Lee didn’t do a whole lot of long-term damage, although it knocked out power to many, most of the clean-up on the front was done by Tuesday at the latest. We were fortunate that as Hurricane Lee approached Nova Scotia, the cooler water surrounding us knocked the storm down to a post-tropical storm quickly, and since Lee was moving right along, the damage was limited.
I hope this finds everyone safe and sound from the storm, and hope that future events are equally low-key, although that is probably wishful thinking given the changing climate.
Perhaps the various Governments will realize they’ve been extremely fortunate so far, but the paying of the piper can’t be put off for ever. Better to act now than in reaction to a future catastrophe!