“I like that time is marked by each sunrise and sunset
whether or not you actually see it.”
~ Catherine Opie
I had a busy, busy, busy summer this year. Busy, yet also low-key and somehow magically perfect. I arrived back in Calgary at 8:00 PM the night before going back to work for another new school year. It was not my ideal way to end/start the summer/school year without a day or two to unpack, settle, soak up one last day of summer nothingness, but Wednesday morning’s 5:30 AM alarm wasn’t nearly as bad as I’d anticipated. The sky was just brightening as I crawled out of bed, and by the time I rolled my car out of the parkade, my eyes witnessed what words or photos will never be able to capture. My first three days of PD and organization at the school started with the most miraculously, breath-takingly, indescribably perfect sunrises. I attempted to take a few pictures through my dirty windshield – clearly not even close to ideal. And yet, despite the crookedness, the power poles, power lines, cars, and road in the way of it all, the photos are still good enough to “WOW.” Now imagine not just that one rectangle of brilliance, but a whole unobstructed sky of it. And in the 30 minutes it takes me to get from door to door it changed constantly. The sunrises continued for the next week or so making the start to the day so revitalizing but I had to stop taking photos at some point and just enjoy every nanosecond of gratitude that I was up early enough to witness it. Enjoy my very unprofessional photos of three Calgary sunrises that every human being should experience at least once.
For some, I did crop a little, try to straighten out, but aside from using the “Sunset” mode on my camera did not edit at all. Also, they look outrageous on my digital picture frame!!
“There’s never one sunrise the same or one sunset the same.”
~ Carlos Santana