Friday, December 06, 2013

Photo of the Day #49: Waves of Light


I was walking along the Vanajavesi, in Hämeenlinna, in late November 2004. The lake had just started freezing over and there was an undulation of clear and snowy patches on the dark ice. Just by accident there was a streak of cirrus clouds on top of the city center, illuminated by the city lights. The Häme Castle seemed to be aglow from the spotlight directed at it and the rows of trees on the waterfront were tinted green from the fluorescent street lights. The dome of the Hämeenlinna Church being the only other building higher than the treetops.

I paused, set up my camera and waited for the ten seconds it took to form the picture. Everything had just fallen exactly in place. I was happy.


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