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.
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
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.
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