April 9 – 15, 2013
I’ve since finished the 365 Photo Project, but I still need to get the posts of each week up on the blog so I have a complete record of what I did.
It is now getting harder to remember what was going on two months ago as I took some of these photos.
During this week, with the exception of one picture, all of these shots were taken at home in the evening. This is my sun study.
The week started with me in Tacoma for a meeting. When I pulled back the curtains in the hotel, there was this striking shot of the city skyline, and Mt. Rainer was right there. Gorgeous. I later found out that this was a rare sight.
I used my iPhone to get a panorama, but it is a better picture of the Tacomadome than it is of Mt. Rainer. I’m glad I thought to take this shot, because it was the only one I took that day, between the meetings and travel home.
With the coming of spring in Alaska, I have a love hate relationship with the light. I love the way the light looks as the days get longer. Our home faces due west, and I the March and April timeframe and in the fall too, we get the most beautiful light in our home. However, the days get longer and longer until when you go to bed at 10PM, it is broad daylight. That is the hate part. I eventually get used to going to bed in the light, but it is my least favorite transition each year.
Most of the shots this week saw me trying to take advantage of the oncoming daylight and its striking beauty.
On Wednesday, it was a clear evening and the sun made some beautiful light. In earlier posts, I lamented the sunsets in Alaska compared to those in more tropical regions. I take back some of it. I think the real issue is that when I am vacationing, I take more time to enjoy and appreciate the sunset. At home, I don’t tend to do that as much. (Note to self: enjoy more sunsets)
Thursday’s shot is of our salt and pepper shakers as the sun peeks around the corner and casts a lovely light on them. During this time, I was very aware of the light and how it was hitting objects in the house.
Friday’s shot was taken a little earlier in the evening. This one conveys how the light hits our living room. As I said, gorgeous.
Spring is also a time for melting and freezing and melting and freezing again. No other object shows this as well as icicles. On Saturday, I caught this really long one on the front side of the house. The sun is bright, folks, but not that hot yet. I was trying to capture the fading light on the icicle.
On Sunday, I caught my wine glass in the light through the living room window. As I said, I was really watching the light a lot this week. Perhaps even obsessively.
To complete my week of my sun study. I caught the fading sun light in our blinds in the upstairs window in the office.
Without intending, I managed to theme out my week with the sun. The sun is a welcome friend this time of year in Alaska.