I belong to the Wood Buffalo Photography Club which meets once a month and has a friendly photo challenge each time. The theme for January has been "Chasing Light". Interestingly enough, I have been chasing light in my photographs very intentionally this year. I have often joked that I am solar-powered! I love the feeling of being blanketed in sunlight and have been exploring how that can be communicated in an image.
The images below were taken on two different outings. The first on New Year's Day - a bitterly cold day that brought with it the challenge of trudging through snow feeling like the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man in all my layers. It was quite a feat trying to control a camera with clumsy, gloved fingers. (As well as trying to keep my eyes from freezing shut.) The frost that is produced in temperatures below -30 is very unique so I just couldn't resist venturing out. The second outing was during this week's warm spell and after the destructive winds. I grabbed my small Olympus Tough camera to snap some pictures on a run/obstacle course through the trails. Both outings occurred just before sunset, as I literally chased the light.