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Winter light shows

February 13, 2012

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I watch the light in my new apartment change throughout the day; blue to gold, reflected, refracted, dappled, direct, long shadows and bright bursts. It’s incredible.

It’s been an uncharacteristically mild winter here – and sunny, too. It’s such a change from the past 2 winters in London.

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p.s. Peter Shire ceramic sculptures. I love the bold use of light in these photos (not to mention the colors of the pieces themselves!)

  1. February 13, 2012 10:55 am

    I like the way you describe the light :)

  2. February 13, 2012 11:00 am

    looks like those quoddy’s could use a little more wear on em! either that or the deep brown suede keeps much better than my brick bluchers.

  3. marthasnail permalink
    February 13, 2012 11:03 am

    a wonderful series. winter light captured beautifully.

  4. February 13, 2012 11:22 am

    I like your photos. Especially the door….and the last one with the refracted (is that the term?) light on the wall. Did the image ‘dance’ for you? Was it through the leaves of the trees? I am especially drawn to such light on walls.

  5. February 13, 2012 11:39 am

    Oh! Oh! Oh!

    What a beautiful set of pictures and an incredible eye you have.

    We sunk down onto the iPad and smiled and took a breath and felt better.

    Thank you.

    Love from teamgloria xx

  6. ale permalink
    February 13, 2012 12:27 pm

    delightful images . . light games are the best

  7. February 13, 2012 1:08 pm

    in love everytime i pass by…

  8. February 13, 2012 1:46 pm

    ah, keep it up. keep looking at the limes and jar. dark, but that sneaking light…

  9. February 13, 2012 3:03 pm

    You do such a wonderful job of capturing light. You give it such a poetic feel in each of your photographs. The blue in the second one makes it my favourite.

  10. February 13, 2012 3:14 pm

    That first photo is perfection.

  11. February 13, 2012 6:48 pm

    truly lovely, as always.

  12. February 13, 2012 7:08 pm

    That grey London sky always feels ever so just out of arm’s reach while the NY winter sky, so bright and blue (generalising, but . . .) seems so far away. Both so different, both so wonderful. As indeed are all your photographs.

  13. February 14, 2012 1:49 am

    how is it that you make the ordinary extraordinary?!

  14. james permalink
    February 14, 2012 6:51 am

    Btw. Do you ever wash your windows in the US?

  15. February 14, 2012 8:15 am

    Brian, I really enjoyed these photos,
    love winter light.
    Nice reminders of winter’s charms, even when it is
    below-zero-with-windchill outdoors.
    Beautiful work, as always.
    And, a belated welcome! back to the States.

  16. February 14, 2012 1:18 pm

    Man, I dig these. I’ve tried to get this light right so often and failed. Loverly.

  17. redheadjourney permalink
    February 14, 2012 2:13 pm

    i love the different emotions of these photographs…second to last is my favorite. the winter here this year makes me scared for summer (which is already wretched enough), unless of course it means we will be on the receiving end of an equally mild summer…of which i would enthusiastically accept.

  18. February 14, 2012 2:17 pm

    I think I have to re-think my views on winter…

  19. February 14, 2012 2:59 pm

    oh, that speckled golden light!

  20. February 14, 2012 5:01 pm

    “the blue hour” is such a great name for this blog!

  21. February 14, 2012 5:54 pm

    Let there be winter light! Beautiful.

  22. February 14, 2012 7:40 pm

    The light is beautiful

  23. February 15, 2012 11:01 am

    Winter light is magical. I drive a beachfront highway each day, and long ago noticed that winter light is silvery whereas summer light is golden. Duh! But the contrast on the water is dramatic. I also love the long shadows and the general feeling that the light is urging me to get along home where it’s warm and cozy. Your photos show all of that and more. You really do see things others miss, and I thank you for that.

  24. Jimjam permalink
    February 16, 2012 3:59 am

    One day of snow here in the UK and the rest of the time it’s mainly been uncharacteristically sunny and warm-ish. Global weirding!
    Wondering who your moccasins are by? They look like they’d be warn with the cat’s pyjamas

    • Jimjam permalink
      February 17, 2012 8:42 am



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