landscapephotography

Evening Grasses in the Sun

A bright foreground scene of long grass seed heads standing tall in a wild field, with the sun highlighting the fluffy tops. Around the patch are various wild flowers including vetches, clovers and other grasses in blues and purples. There are dark trees behind the scene.
Wild Grasses in the Evening Sun

We don’t always need the glory of a sunset or sunrise, or the majestic landscape of mountains to thrill and excite us. Sometimes, we need the still, calm peace that the sight of a patch of wild grasses, surrounded by simple wild flowers in the sun brings. Looking back on this older photograph, I found myself recalling the same gentle warmth of that long ago summer evening, despite the bitter cold and snow outside my window today. I hope this gives you, too, my readers, a similar memory of warmth and happy times.

Fingers of Light

The bottom 10 percent of the frame is a landscape with gold and brown fields, a few dark green trees and, in the distance, a hazy low range of hills. The rest of the image is taken up with the sky which has a few low dark clouds, then the top two thirds is a burst of white sun in the middle, with white rays of light radiating outwards from it into dark grey clouds.
Fingers of Light

Nova Scotia skies often delight and sometimes astonish me, like this one did. The valley landscape with the low, understated mountains in the distance are the perfect foil to this drama. Have a lovely week ahead, friends.

Thanks to Nova Scotia Weather Guy Jim Abraham on Mastodon for telling me the name of the cloud formation is probably cirrocumulus.

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Sunset Geometry

A sunset scene of a playground with the vertical and horizontal poles of the equipment lit by the setting sun, creating geometric lines. The playground itself has white circles and curved lines for basketball, and the basketball hoops are in the right of the image. The school building itself is a pinky orange block with window and structure lines.
Sunset Geometry

Happy Thursday! Who liked geometry at school? Actually, I did. This is full of just the sort of lines and shapes that I grew to love in those classes. A sunset picked these elements out perfectly, at the same time putting a rosie glow on the school. That’s a colour that I don’t imagine too many students associate with their school days, which is a shame. I hope this brings back some good memories of fun times.

Sunday Sun Day

A mown field stretches towards the upper half of the frame, towards a bank of darker trees. There is a line of small tuffted brushes that resemble tiny hay stacks almost. There is a young fir tree in the right  side, with a young deciduous tree in front. The sun is shining down into the frame, with rays highlighting areas of the field including some of the small tufted stacks.
Sunday Sun Day

Our fields will soon be covered with snow, so this scene can serve to remind me of the lovely light of an early fall day. The morning sun highlighted those tufts of grasses left by the mower so beautifully that they look almost like old-fashioned hay ricks left to dry. Have a lovely day, friends, enjoy the sunshine in your lives whenever you find it.