The print is by Roy Henry Vickers, an internationally famous west coast artist.
Surrounded by snow capped mountains and ocean, Vancouver is a gorgeous city in any light. It is a photographers dream.
One of the things I love about the west coast is the many shades of light we experience here and how it changes the landscape and the ambience. Mountains turn shades of blues and grays, sunsets vibrant oranges and reds. The illuminated scenery makes you feel closer to nature, closer to the divine. It makes you whole.
They say there are four main characteristics of light ( Jason D. Little, Light Stalking):
- color temperature and
I wouldn’t be surprised if the Dutch painter Vermeer would add another hundred. But I understand the four.
For me, light carries clarity and emotion.
So seeing Vancouver in “different light” is a treat.
This post is part of my Wednesday series, Y Vancouver, which looks at why I chose the city for the setting of my latest suspense series. I’m trying to not hit on the usual Vancouver topics, but still give you a sense of the place.
How does light affect my book? It’s a Suspense. Being able to work with scenes that have a moody ambiance helps me accentuate the tension and elements of fear. Give it more texture and nuance, than, “It was a dark and stormy night…”
You can pre-order the first book, Black Cat Blues, which launches on January 15th.
And you can join my launch party on Facebook:
Here is the link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1744639742426522/
Next Wednesday: Y Vancouver 3 – The IChing