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Golden Hour at Churchill

August 17, 2016

Scenes from Northern Summers (5)

rocks tree sea

In photography, “golden hour” is the interval just before sunset or just after sunrise, in which photographs are enhanced by the low angle and golden quality of light. Churchill, Manitoba, is a place where it is almost impossible to take a bad photograph, due to the sculptured, variable landscape and diversity of interesting life forms. Put golden hour and Churchill together, and even those of us with modest photographic skills can manage a few decent images. These photos were taken last night; we are in Churchill for paleontological field research, which has also been successful!

field and sea 2

field and sea 1

bar code road

Polar Bear Alley 1

Polar Bear Alley 2

Polar Bear Alley 3


A Thiokol snowmobile outside the Churchill Northern Studies Centre. This is clearly a remnant of US involvement in the Churchill rocket range; I wasn’t aware that the company that made rocket motors also produced snowmobiles!

© Graham Young, 2016

5 Comments leave one →
  1. Steve Brandy permalink
    August 29, 2016 11:17 am

    Hi Graham! Many thanks This is so well done! I am moved deeply….Like scenes from my childhood.
    The puffy willows, one sided conifers and that light from the afternoon sun…like a different planet.

    Much peace

  2. Andrew H. permalink
    October 29, 2016 7:57 am

    Hi – Hamilton, Ontario here. I’m enjoying reading your blog – lots of good information on geology (and as a newcomer, on Canada). Thanks!

    • Graham permalink*
      October 31, 2016 9:20 pm

      Thank you very much for your kind comment. I am working on some new material, so please check back here occasionally!

  3. December 11, 2016 8:05 pm

    Stunning pictures!!!

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