Vestigial Sunrise

I took this photo of Great Slave Lake at 10:15 a.m just as the sun had finished its slow ponderous climb.

It was -36Β°C out, but I took my mitts off for this capture. I am learning the art of quick photography in these frigid temperatures.

I love the clear simplicity of this weather; its voice is smooth and crystalline in the still cold air.

A tone without noise.

Winter greetings from the north. πŸ™‚

45 thoughts on “Vestigial Sunrise”

  1. What a glorious picture and also beautiful words to describe the scene. Keep those fingers and toes warm in that weather. Nature and Mother Earth is so remarkable and you certainly captured that. Thank you. Love πŸ’• Joni

    1. Thank you so much for your lovely comment, Joni. πŸ™‚ I do stay warm as I have the right clothes (and my hands recover from their cold exposure with the right hand cream, too πŸ™‚ ).

  2. Nice shot Lynette. It is so nice to see sun or the promise of sun during the winter. Only a few more days until the shortest day of the year. Yay. Happy Tuesday. Allan

  3. We have a big mess of rain down here, then it’s supposed to get cold. Not THAT cold, but a fire is definitely in order. As for your photograph,, I just want to step inside and take a big,, deep breath. Good one, thanks for posting it.

  4. A marvelous photo. It reminds me of going to Edmonton in December, many years ago. The temps were similar to yours, and the air had a different quality than a winter’s day in the Midwest (though it can get pretty cold here, too)

    1. Edmonton can also get quite cold. Not as cold and not as long as here, but seriously frigid, yes. πŸ™‚ There’s a different air quality for sure – all the molecules are completely frozen! πŸ™‚

      1. and it’s why your northern posts are precious to me! (I remember getting so tired of writers coming back south to bang on about the ‘harsh’ northern landscape, so after a trip to Grise Fiord I wrote about its ‘hard-edged beauty’ and was immodestly pleased with the phrase)

        1. Thank you! πŸ™‚

          β€œHard-edged beauty” – I love that! πŸ™‚ Very true.

          Yes, I get annoyed by that one-note description, too. The north is beautiful and winter is its best outfit.

          1. Right.. all that ‘land of the midnight sun’ stuff… it is also ‘land of the midday moon” and to be respected and enjoyed for that as well

    1. Actually, I took off my mitts and had my bare hands exposed. I have mitts with the flip top but they only work to about -20. In this cold I use the very heavy mitt type that the Inuit make, although I could use a thin glove underneath for taking photos. πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you! πŸ™‚ There are a sort of flip top mitt that’s available but they aren’t really warm enough for regular use. I should wear a thin pair of gloves under my mitts – that would solve the problem! πŸ™‚

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