Dark Days of Contrast

Now is the dark time. The time of ice and snow and aurora borealis. So different from the light and life of the short summer months. This is the time we spend among friends and also at home preparing for the return of the sun. I wanted to put up some contrasting images of the place we call home. I came across the summer photo and it seems so distant now. It's difficult to take a picture of black night, which is mostly what we have these days. They are peaceful.

Photo walk

Last Saturday Claus, Mike and I headed out for a walk up the Duval Creek for a little photo shoot. And I usually tow Delia around as a mobile foreground object for my wide-angle lens. It's really handy. You wouldn't be able to tell a tree to move a little bit to the left, at least without root damage. Remember, we don't have any trees here.

It was a nice walk, but the cold forced us back after about an hour for a cup of hot tea. Here are some samples from the trip:

The pole

This is to prove that I have visited the place that the word spins around. Unfortunately I cannot disclose the location because it might cause serious envy. All I can say is... behind a garage.

Some technical facts: I stuck the camera on a tripod in bulb mode. Then I let the world spin around it for an hour while I was in the garage fixing the skidoo. I installed new wearbars and a H4 bulb using a wrench and an occasional hammer.

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