I love winter light and yesterday’s was especially good for taking photos, not so contrasty that shadows were muddied and objects in sunlight were blinding. I’ve included a bit of rhyming doggerel to set the scene.
Walking near Juanita Bay beach
taking photos in winter’s light.
No beavers, no muskrats, no eagles in flight,
just gulls, wood ducks, and dogs on leash.
Cormorants spread their wings to dry,
seagulls pass on winter’s breeze.
Whistling sounds of wind in the trees,
my legs nearly stretch to the sky.
Seeing bold contrasts in black and white,
some trees in shadow while others are gleaming.
Icy fingers signal the coming of evening,
Arctic winds beat the sun in a fight.