Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Light Effects

My daily "commute" to work in the winter is a mile and a half walk, first through a dense cedar forest until I break through the trees at the top of Fort Hill where I can pause and enjoy the view of the harbor and lighthouses.

But back to the cedars - some days there's total silence, perhaps broken by the calling of chickadees or crows. Other days, the trees are talking amongst themselves, the wind shaking the tree tops, not able to reach me far below.

The best days are when the sun is before me, back lighting the trees and only emphasized by the snow:

It's almost as if I'm somehow inside a kaleidoscope, as each step I take changes the image slightly, the play of light and shadows ever changing.


  1. This is lovely. Not to mention inspiring, that you actually walk a mile and a half (or three? you must come home eventually!)every day and that you appreciate that view. Happy New Year!

  2. Fantastic shots! The light is just perfect!

  3. Okay, I must admit there are some days I don't appreciate the view, but they're pretty few and far between. You're right it is three miles total - and here's the kicker - coming home is all steep uphill!