Posts Tagged ‘light

09
Oct
11

282/2011 precious morning light

282/2011 precious morning light, originally uploaded by rosipaw.

The colours of the autumn leaves really shone beautifully when backlit by the morning sun. Mornings are damp and crisp now. Won’t be long before the first night frosts, I think.

01
Oct
11

274/2011 evening calm

274/2011 evening calm, originally uploaded by rosipaw.

Just before sunset. A mirror-like surface of the river. Still enough light to see the autumn-coloured trees on the left bank. A brief moment and atmosphere, digitally captured. Not quite as intense as it looked in reality.

24
Sep
11

267/2011 celebrating transformation

The title is the name for a storytelling festival taking place this week. Tonight I attended a Scandinavian storytelling contest. All the five Scandinavian languages were represented, and it was fun to try and get the story, without actually understanding many of the words. I can just about follow Swedish but Norwegian, Icelandic, and especially Danish are hard, almost impossible for me.

The venue was an old bar in town, with these multicoloured retro lamps. Good setting for the colourful, multilingual event!

21
Sep
11

264/2011 gleaming red

264/2011 gleaming red, originally uploaded by rosipaw.

Quickly rushing home from the rain. Nothing much to see today. Only the rather hypnotic red reflection of the traffic light on the wet street.

26
Jul
11

207/2011 blur



207/2011 blur, originally uploaded by rosipaw.

Transparent glass may turn into blurry, distorted reflections in certain light. The same happened to my thoughts today. Trying to sit down and start planning school work for next year, I just couldn’t see clearly enough to formulate even one realistic or meaningful goal. Got to start focusing, and gradually shifting the holiday mindset.

25
Jul
11

206/2011 golden evening light



206/2011 golden evening light, originally uploaded by rosipaw.

The last low rays of the sun reach our garden in the evening, giving the end of the day a golden warmth. Brief, momentary beauty, and a calming effect to bring a good night’s sleep.

21
Jun
11

172/2011 summer solstice

172/2011 summer solstice, originally uploaded by rosipaw.

Longest day of the year, and then we’ll turn towards winter again! It’s really the glass half full / half empty situation again. My holiday has hardly begun, and the thought of winter already enters my mind!

These soft and delicately green weeds, obstinaely pushing through the pebbles on the beach, were swaying invitingly in the seaside wind as I walked past. The evening sun shed warm light on them, while casting dark shadows on the stones. The English longest day was considerably shorter than the Finnish one – it got dark before 10pm here. Compare that to my Finnish photo from last year.

16
Apr
11

106/2011 red glow

106/2011 red glow, originally uploaded by rosipaw.

The winter heather in the balcony box has really had it for this year. It’s totally dry and brittle so that you only need to touch it ever so slightly and it crumbles into dust. But surprisingly, in the longer hours of the evening sun, its faded and winter-washed colours still bring out this beautiful reddish tint, accentuated by a similar tone in the bare tree branches in the background. Their last glory before being replaced by summer flowers.

05
Apr
11

095/2011 old and often forgotten

095/2011 old and often forgotten, originally uploaded by rosipaw.

We’ve had this little ornament for well over a decade. It was given to us as a gift by our friends, and has sat on the mantelpiece ever since. Most of the time, we don’t even notice it’s there anymore, its presence is so taken by granted.

Sometimes, however, like tonight the evening sun lights it up, and it catches our eyes again. It’s like so many more immaterial things in life, too – we need something to make them stand out, for us to notice and appreciate them again.

28
Mar
11

087/2011 daylight saving

087/2011 daylight saving, originally uploaded by rosipaw.

We are back to official ‘summer time’ although there is still plenty of snow and ice around. But the longer daylight hours are noticeable in the evenings. This picture was taken around 6.30 in the evening, when the sun still kept creating these golden or coppery patterns on our patio. Hopefully it won’t be too long before we will be making full use of the washing line and pegs outside!




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