A recent canoe experience in Killarney Park one late summer afternoon was one of breathtaking beauty. I lay my paddle across my lap and floated along quietly for some time. The mesmerizing shoreline, surrounded by great white quartzite cliffs and glistening reflections left me feeling in spirit, and of inner peace and calmness. This was my inspiration for this piece.
My primary intent was to capture the monochromatic colours and late afternoon light dotting the rocks, ferns and evergreens. The angular rock formation seem to point to the calm reflections of a solitary loon, which completes the composition and offers a pleasant surprise to the viewer. This is northern solitude in all its glory!