Monday, October 28, 2013

Thematic Photographic 267 - That golden glow

State of the art
High over western Canada
February 2013
Stand in the same place from pre-dawn to post-sunset and you'll have a front-row seat to every kind of light imaginable. But some kinds of light are better than others. Deal with it, hazy midday sun.

My favorite times of day occur when the sun is super-low in the sky. It bathes everything in a surreal glow that can turn even the most mundane scene into something special.

Golden hour light makes me feel pretty damn lucky to have witnessed it at all. Because you get it for all of a few fleeting moments before it's gone.

It's a nice metaphor for life, and one I churned repeatedly in my head as I watched the low-angled sun dance on the perfectly curved and sliced facets of the wing on our Boeing 737-700 (aka Next-Generation). There are days when inspiration can be found by simply looking out the window.

Your turn: Take a pic that captures some kind of glow (remember, it's a pretty liberal interpretation, so pretty much anything goes.) Post it to your blog or website, then leave a comment here letting everyone know where to find it. Visit other participants to share the photographic joy, and feel free to return through the week as more scenes capture your eye. Tweet using the #ThematicPhotographic hashtag, and drop by here if you'd like to learn more about how Thematic works. Enjoy...and thanks!


Cloudia said...

Rosegold, Carmi!

ALOHA from Honolulu
Comfort Spiral

Kalei's Best Friend said...

Here is one for ya! :-)

Gilly said...

Here are my various shades of golden glows!

Anonymous said...

here's mine:

Glennis said...

I'm looking for a golden glow photo, but in the meantime you can check out what's already up on my page, the glow from a gimlet cocktail at day's end!!

That's a glow I enjoy!

Bob Scotney said...

I had to include a dog again.

21 Wits said...

Up, up and away, for that golden glow. Here's mine

Max Sartin said...

I love the sunrise/sunset shots, and that glow on the wing is awesome!

Here are mine.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Caution - Giant Caterpillar Blocking Road!

(I am serious...and don't call me Shirley!)

fredamans said...

Beautiful golden wing!!

Alexia said...

Dusk - my favourite time of day!
Here are some golden pictures.

Michèle et Jean-Claude said...

Better late than never, here is my contribution to

That Golden Glow

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I'm back again...

Golden Glow Two, Marbled Orbweaver, My Left Foot, etc.