Sunday, 13 February 2011
Deep blue twilight
Here in the north of the northern hemisphere - and even though spring still feels a long way off - the days are imperceptibly lengthening. My walk home from work mostly takes place in the twilight (isn't that a lovely word?) when the lights are on and the sky takes on a marvellous deep blue. I actually took this photo a week or two ago when the moon was full and placed just beautifully over Salts Mill. I never tire of this view, day or night. I like how the lights within the mill have different 'warmths' - some showing white or yellow and some a warmer peach and apricot. So much more visually interesting than if they were all uniform.
Incidentally, a steam train went up the railway line as I walked home the other night. I could smell the smoke before I saw or heard the train and I was idly wondering if someone had a bonfire, when, whoosh... (or, rather, chugga chugga!) Sadly, I didn't have my camera out and primed up, so the moment was lost as a photographic opportunity - must do better! But, in the spirit of enjoying the here and now, I loved it. (and PS: If you want to find out why the train came, visit again tomorrow!)