I like this one because it portrays the sense that something is looming up and out of the darkness. There’s a sense of waiting, to the picture, like an unrealized ambition.
Hope you enjoy it too.
I was quite pleased – nay, astounded – by the results of this little moment of happenstance. I somehow, inadvertently, managed to get the whole thing in the frame, in a (to me) interesting way, preserving quite well the warmth of the evening despite the picture’s being taken in low-light conditions, from a moving car.
I call it ‘the Needle’ but I’m sure that someone has thought of something better than that. Anyone know what it’s actually called?
All you good folks down east are most likely too busy today to look at my silly little picture, but when you do get back to your routine I hope you take a moment or two to contemplate this scene of perfect calm.
This was taken in April in the Kananaskis (pronounced, kana-naskiss) mountains. I was high in the foothills when I pulled around a corner and saw this idyllic little scene. Big, round mounds of snow like these are what people think of when they long for winter – deep snow, bright, beautiful, untouched by human or animal.
There was no screaming terror for these snow flakes, no blowing sideways, hitting the ground with a head-cracking smack. No, this snow lived a good life: birth in a big, fluffy cloud, then playtime, up and down and around, and then the journey, down – probably slowly – to earth, to settle in on some bush or tree and take a good look around.
Anyway, all Doctor Seuss aside, it’s calm and beautiful, and I hope you enjoy.
This image appeals to me because of its simplicity of subject, of composition, and of meaning.
To me, as a Canuck and very occasional snowbird, the base meaning of this image is warmth. There is nothing quite like the sight of palm trees in January – proud, upstanding, simple, beautiful palm trees on a bright blue backdrop – if the reality you come from decries the chance to be warm in winter.
So I don’t know if these trees are foreign to me, or if I am foreign to them, but I’m getting warm here at my desk just thinking about it.
Today’s forecast in Calgary? Overcast with an inch of snow this evening.
These trees just keep looking better and better all the time.
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