Gulls in motion under the city lights

Last week one of the snowstorms that came through Calgary picked up intensity after dark.  I was staying downtown near the Bow River and watched as the increasing snowfall was illuminated by the city lights above one of the bridges crossing the water.  A silhouette sped in front of a light at one moment and then a dozen more did the same the next.

A colony of gulls threw waves of their silhouettes into the storm circling low over the water and then above the lights for several minutes before they appeared to settle down.

I don’t know if it was the weather, disturbance by a someone or something or members returning to congregate for the night but they were excited for a short while.  I loved the grainy sky created by the snow and the shape of these dark blurs as they flew into and out of the light.

6 responses

  1. Gulls and their arrival always convinces me that Spring is really here-despite all signs to the contrary. i like the effects created here.

    March 31, 2018 at 2:45 pm

    • Although you wouldn’t know that spring was coming with this wintry Easter! Thanks Jane – I hope you are enjoying a great weekend.

      April 1, 2018 at 3:12 pm

  2. Brilliant images Christopher.

    I used to feel a little mesmerised by the distant image of gulls drifting around the Melbourne Art Center spire, while I sat half asleep, waiting for a train at Flinders Street Station after dark.

    Wonderful.

    March 31, 2018 at 1:13 am

    • Thank you Frank. I hope spring is treating you well.

      April 1, 2018 at 3:09 pm

      • Autumn over here, Christopher. Looking for rain.

        April 1, 2018 at 3:51 pm

      • My apologies Frank! I used to live in NSW 25 years ago. Always hoping for rain in Bourke and then rueing too much when I moved to Nelson Bay on the coast. I loved my time there dearly – in sun, rain or otherwise.

        April 8, 2018 at 9:29 am

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