“Is there anything more loyal than the sun?”
The Magic of Early Morning and Late Evening Light
All photographers know that early morning light and late evening light are magical: colours seem to liquefy and pool upon water, transforming it into a shimmering mass of quicksilver. Silhouettes are crisp and the world is gilded in gold. Early morning and late evening energy calm my soul; the energy is more subdued—the world is either just waking up or winding down for the night. It’s a sublime time to be outdoors with a camera as, almost always, something magical appears. Here are a few shots I took during magic hour this summer.
Above: The first light of the morning silhouettes a coot on the peaceful waters of a prairie pond.
Above: Mist rises over a prairie pond, mingling with the early morning light.
“Light, that first phenomenon of the world,
reveals to us the spirit and living soul of this world through color.”
~ Johannes Itten
Above: A muskrat silently cuts through the mercurial evening waters of the lagoon at Inglewood Bird Sanctuary in Calgary.
Below: Two starlings at dusk. If you look closely, you can see a thick cloud of insects in the upper right corner of the photograph.
“Faith is the bird that feels the light and sings when the dawn is still dark.”
Above: A gentle spattering of raindrops fall on the blue sky and clouds reflected on the waters of the lagoon at Inglewood Bird Sanctuary in the late evening light.
Above: A spider’s web in the early morning light. A big fat spider must live very close by!
Above: A broken fence post in a prairie pond, silhouetted in the first light of the morning.
All photographs by madlyinlovewithlife; © 2016 madlyinlovewithlife.