Final Feat: Accidental Horizon

And so today marks the closing week of 2017.

Since my next couple of weeks will be bananas, I thought: why not use these last few days to get those posts off of the back burner, dust off the cobwebs, and make some room for 2018? I’m already doing the same at home, may as well apply it here!

First on the list: The Daily Post’s final photo challenge for the year. Missing last week – especially with what I had in store! – has been nagging away at me.

Photography is a relatively new vice – I know what I like in a picture, but that doesn’t mean I always want to be the one taking them.

Since I’m so particular about how and what I capture, I can’t honestly say I have a ‘favourite’ because of how particular I am. Anything I’ve shared lies in that feeling of “this is a special one”. …Maybe that’s why I missed last week’s challenge, I got a bit meta.

So why is this my ‘favourite’ for the year? When I took Accidental Borealis, what made that so special was the fact it was an accident – I captured something I both could and couldn’t see. In early December, we took a weekend trip to the Highlands, and the night before we left, the sky was looking extra fine. No light pollution, clear sky at a cheeky -15ºc, and endless sea of stars.

Unbeknownst to me, that was the beginning of the Geminids period (explains the shooting stars). While the night sky I saw was glittering away in darkness, the lying snow lit up the horizon.

…I guess this means I now have to add Accidental Horizon to the bank? Find a third, and I’ve made an accidental series!


8 thoughts on “Final Feat: Accidental Horizon

  1. Ooooo. Fancy sky. And such nice weather (especially the temperature) to go along with it.

      1. It was -12C when I woke up this morning. It’s the first day I’ve worn a coat all year (I generally don’t until it’s around -10C). So, that all sounds wonderful.

      2. See, now that I think about it, I’ve probably skiied and walked in the temperature and/or colder, I just didn’t know it at the time. It just feels less drastic with snow on the ground/cloud cover. Just love me some clear sky, damnit.

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