In September, an author and photographer friend nominated me to do the 7-Day Photo Challenge. I do not have a good camera, but here are my results. Photos were taken in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. No filters were used.
7-Day Photo Challenge Photographs
“Flamingo Sky” is a series of sunset photos taken on Sept. 12 between 8:14 and 8:20 p.m.
“Red Alert” was taken on Sept. 21 at 12:38 p.m. at the Alberta Legislature grounds. The leaves were turning bright red, like these, or gold.
Good Hare Day
“Good Hare Day” captures hares in the spring and summer in Edmonton. The guy in the middle hears my phone camera clicking. The one on the right is a rock. We don’t actually see him, do we?
Magical Monochromatic Winter
“Magical Monochromatic Winter” is a rare capture of soft, large-flaked, magical snow–the kind that we don’t usually get in Edmonton. It looks like a black and white photo, but it’s actually in colour. It captures the colourlessness of winter (as referred to in Beyond the Precipice).
“Equinox Sunset” was taken on Sept. 22, 2016 at 7:42 p.m. The day had been very windy, and the clouds became textured as a result. As the sun continued to sink below the horizon, it lit up the clouds from below, spreading the splendor across the sky for several minutes.
“Autumn Moonshine” was taken at the Alberta Legislature grounds on Sept. 21 at 11:07 a.m. The moon is a waning gibbous, 69% full.
Lone Oak Leaf
“Lone Oak Leaf” was taken in October 2014. Oak trees are pretty rare in Edmonton, and I’d taken a liking to this one. The characteristic shape of the single, dry leaf and the texture of the branches bring a particular mood to this photo.
“On Fire” was taken in September 2016. This is what I call a “fire tree”: the leaves are neither yellow nor orange, but a colour in between, creating this blazing effect.
Grape tomatoes are “My Beauties” in my beloved community garden–my first garden in ten years. The sky was so blue for a couple of weeks this fall. I had to crouch quite low to take the upward-looking angle of this photo.
The Last Hurrah
“The Last Hurrah.” These are flowers in my vegetable garden, blooming at their peak of glory before the frost. The photo was taken in September of this year.
Quadrants of Colour
Taken in October 2015. “Quadrants of Colour” pretty much says it all. This photo captures the many colours and contrasts of fall.
“Rare Reds” was taken in October 2014. This is an interesting bush whose leaves turn red, but it looks quite spectacular when it is in the transitional stage with both green and red leaves. The red is almost a purple, giving the bush an interesting effect.
Land of the Silver Birch, Home of the Mountain Ash
“Land of the Silver Birch, Home of the Mountain Ash” was taken on a Remembrance Day ravine walk in 2015. Clearly, this was an El Niño year, or we would have had full snow cover by this time.
The mighty moose was last seen wandering at will near Carstairs, Alberta in April 2016.
The Song Land of the Silver Birch
A traditional Canadian folk song with stunning photography.