I wish you and yours a great 2018. I hope the snakes are short and the ladders are long.
I created this image after the fireworks display in my small community (which was great!). The full moon made the whole winter landscape gleam. The lights from the skating rink to the right created interesting shadow layers in a covered trail across the sports field. An abstract start to the new year.
For me, I’m eager for a new year and all of the experiences that will hold. Looking back over 2017, I hope to crisply remember the many wonderful memories from the past year, and let those that were not soften.
The low trajectory of the winter sun here in Alberta results in a short day with sunrise currently at 8:35 am and sunset at 4:30 pm. The angle makes for really good light through much of the day which compensates for the reduced daylight. The drives home have allowed me to enjoy some really nice sunsets. Here are a few that I was able to stop and watch for a few minutes.
This last one I wanted to get a soft feel to the scene but I may have gotten a bit carried away resulting in too much blur in the mountains. The fickle beauty of experimentation – sometimes it works and other times it seems to take time off.