Winter Solstice From The Inside
Mike Grandmaison, December 22, 2013 at 7:03 AM

I celebrated the winter solstice in Winnipeg by photographing the window frost on my bedroom window. With a windchill of -37 degrees Celsius yesterday, it felt quite cozy inside compared to the frigid temperatures outside. Although our windows are quite efficient, a small amount of frost still forms on the bottom of the glass pane as the curtains are almost always closed. I composed the image by moving around so that I could use the warm, orange light of the sunrise reflecting of my neighbour's house as an effective background to create a color contrast with the cool blue frost pattern in the shade. The winter solstice marks the day with the shortest daylight hours and the longest night ... so it's all uphill for us now!