Third one’s a charm

Third one's a charm Was it a sign from God or my aging subconscious reminding me to put my camera gear back in my vehicle after unloading the photos? I think it was Thursday morning, the sky opened for a brief moment over the Yukon River allowing us mer

Was it a sign from God or my aging subconscious reminding me to put my camera gear back in my vehicle after unloading the photos?

I think it was Thursday morning, the sky opened for a brief moment over the Yukon River allowing us mere mortals to gaze upon the wonder of God’s creation, Mother Nature or whatever floats your boat.

I drove on, realizing I had missed the opportunity.

But what do I see as I check the online version of the Yukon News on Friday morning? The glorious photo op I had missed.

I must say, the capture by Mike Thomas was great, though the web version was a little oversharpened Ð probably nothing to do with the artist.

Friday afternoon is finally here and, with that, comes the real enjoyment of the week, to be able to sit down and enjoy the print version of the Yukon News.

There it was again, on page 12, that elusive photo opportunity in black and white this time. Hmmm, is someone trying to deliver a message to me about missed opportunities in life? After all, I had the idea for the iPhone years ago, but I thought, who would buy it?

Never mind, back to the intriguing articles. As I turned to page 42, I thought, this can’t be. I had to turn back to page 12 to be sure.

There it was, the same photo again. Nothing like rubbing it in my face É OK, I will remember my gear next time. (Great shot, Mike.)

Greg Ducharme

Whitehorse