|7:56 AM. Sunrise is at 8:07.|
Laurie's camera was a bit more co-operative, but not much.
There's always a way around difficulties. We could take advantage of those shining windows, and take photos of the view in the reflections:
|In a dusty window, a "vintage" photo of the river and the Alex Fraser bridge.|
|Logs and barges on the far shore, and the glare off the water.|
|I found a shadowy window, and got a photo of the mountains, the Port Mann, and the Skytrain bridges.|
Another solution was to zoom 'way in, take macros, which reduces the light entering the lens.
|White ornamental cabbage. Looks better close-up than at normal distances.|
Or find bits of shade and then zoom in:
|Lichen on a black tree trunk.|
|Pansy under a hedge.|
I even tried taking a photo through my sunglasses:
|Ornamental cabbages and kale.|
Laurie took photos of the reflections underneath the promenade:
|White railings and the blackness under the pilings.|
On the way back, now close to sunset, the light was dimming, finally. And with our backs to the sun, we didn't even have to squint!
|Viburnum. I love how it flowers at New Year's every year! No leaves, just the flowers and buds.|
|Unidentified tree that keeps its leaves, long and skinny and curly, all winter.|
We went up to 6th and 6th for tea. It was a relief to drive into the dark basement parking lot. When we left, just before 5, night was falling. Beautiful blue night!
A Skywatch post.