From Sunrise to Sunset

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In Alberta we are known for cold winters, dry summers, and sprawling country sides. Most people don’t think of Alberta as a place with stunning sunrises or sunsets, which is unfortunate, because the skies here can be magnificent. Zac and I were on wildlife photo adventure this weekend. We drove north towards the arctic. We didn’t quite make it that far but we made it far enough to feel like we were in barren tundra land. The country north of Edmonton is completely flat, you can see for an infinity. The natural and heavenly colors bursting from the rising and setting sun blend so nicely. The colors make you feel as though you stepped into a painting. In person it is like you are looking into a painting when it’s photographed. I have a problem with the sun; it astonishes me. I often find my eyes drifting closer to the center of the fiery red ball we call the sun. If it wasn’t for Zac always telling me about how damaging staring at the sun can be, I would probably be blind.

Above is the sunrise and below we have sunset (yes that little white spec in the sky is the moon).  I made sure not to edit the photos so all of the colors are original. Both scenes leave me equally as dazed. As I loaded photos to this post I still get as lost in the brilliant colors and the never ending horizon as I did the morning we were driving. It’s a good thing I am always a passenger.

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“I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery—air, mountains, trees, people. I thought, “This is what it is to be happy.””
― Sylvia Path