Long Solstice Shadow

Colder Moments Around Edmonton - 1
Colder Moments Around Edmonton – 1
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Colder Moments Around Edmonton – 2
Colder Moments Around Edmonton - 3
Colder Moments Around Edmonton – 3
Colder Moments Around Edmonton - 4
Colder Moments Around Edmonton – 4
Colder Moments Around Edmonton - 5
Colder Moments Around Edmonton – 5
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Colder Moments Around Edmonton – 6
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Colder Moments Around Edmonton – 7
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Colder Moments Around Edmonton – 8
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Colder Moments Around Edmonton – 9
Colder Moments Around Edmonton - 10
Colder Moments Around Edmonton – 10

The sky is blue. Long, thin wisps of cloud move at higher altitude in the atmosphere – we could have cloud cover in a day’s time. Following winter solstice, the sun perches low over the horizon in the afternoon. At 2:00 p.m. shadows run long over unimpeded surfaces. Buildings on either side of Edmonton city streets become canyons holding solstice shadow. Without a cloud blanket, the sun’s radiant heat will continue to escape and our part of the world will grow colder in coming days. In daylight, it is -32C … it is a colder day for some photos. Steam, a by-product from buildings maintaining heat, drizzles upwards into the atmosphere. Colder images from a colder Edmonton afternoon during Christmas break.

Quote to Consider / Inspire – “The most important thing about photography is who you are, and I can go into depth about the psychology of that, but there’s no way you can take a photograph and not leave your imprint on it. Every time you hit the shutter it’s based on who you are, that’s what makes you different from everybody else. My style is that I shoot from the heart, to the heart (Joe Buissink, Light Stalking).”

Listening to: Carrie Newcomer’s ‘The Beautiful Not Yet,’ ‘Three Feet or So,’ ‘Sanctuary,’ ‘Cedar Rapids at 10 AM’ and ‘A Shovel is a Prayer.’

Morning Haze and Light-play

Early Edmonton Morning in August - 1
Early Edmonton Morning in August – 1
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Early Edmonton Morning in August – 2
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Early Edmonton Morning in August – 3
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Early Edmonton Morning in August – 4
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Early Edmonton Morning in August – 5
Early Edmonton Morning in August - 6
Early Edmonton Morning in August – 6

An early, July, Saturday morning in Edmonton finds me with my camera at play with haze and light.

Quote to Consider / Inspire: “Elegance is a virtue. Elegance is simplicity. I learned about elegance … because one day I was in Japan and saw a totally empty house and then a small detail … like a flower arrangement or painting. And, the rest is empty. This is elegance … because … there’s only one detail that you can pay attention to. Elegance is about getting rid of all the superfluous things and focus on the most beautiful one (paraphrase, Paul Coelho).”

Listening to: Cloud Cult’s ‘You Were Born,’ from their album ‘Light Chasers.’