That magical west coast light…

March 9, 2010 at 1:00 am | In just_so, scenes_victoria | 2 Comments

Overnight, our weather turned. After weeks of very mild temperatures and early blooms, we woke on Monday to a cold spell.

The upside? Predicted rain didn’t materialize – instead we got cold, but bright, sunshine.

Also on offer: a particular acuity through the late afternoon slanting light, a fullness in the colors, and some spectacularly showy cloud effects. Almost heartbreakingly beautiful.

Walking my dog along Dallas Road, I tried capturing some of those effects with my little Casio pocket camera.

(I should add that there were actually quite a few people about. I just happened to frame my shots in such as way as to make the stretch look practically deserted.)

Enjoy.

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2 Comments

  1. Your pictures and description make me homesick for that light, which, peculiarly, always put me i a mood to also like De Chirico’s paintings. It’s all in that aching slant, as you put it…

    Comment by maria — March 9, 2010 #

  2. De Chirico…! Good comparison – also a painter I associate with end-of-day (end-of-time) light…

    Comment by Yule — March 9, 2010 #

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