Monday, December 15, 2008
Lights by the water
Laval, QC, December 2006 [Click to enlarge]
There are probably safer places to be on a cold winter's night than alone by a darkened river in a quiet corner of the burbs. Of course, this only occurred to me after I had taken a few long exposures on the riverbank near my in-laws' place. I guess I was having too much fun to worry about much else. Eventually, my fingers became too cold to hold the camera comfortably, and it was time to head in.
Your turn: Christmas lights aren't part of my reality, but every year we appreciate when our neighbors put them up. There's something warmly comforting about how these icons of the season cut through the night and make the cold seem just a little bit easier to take. It's always a little bit sad when they're taken down, because long winter nights go better with a bit of brightness and color.
Why this photo: Thematic Photographic zooms in on bright-themed photos this week. Have you shared yours? Either way, hope you'll head over here and share your own bright photo.