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The sun was up to its usual tricks this morning

September 16, 2015
The view east from Alder Street down West Broadway at 7:31 a.m.

The view east from Alder Street down West Broadway Avenue at 7:31 a.m.

Both the sun and I were up bright and early this morning and we played our usual game of hide and seek.

As I made my way to breakfast, traveling north to south, the sun was only visible block to block at east-west intersections, so the sunrise played out for me gradually as a series of slowly revealed stop-motion frames.

However, upon reaching West Broadway Avenue, I was the one stopping (to take photos) while the sunrise definitely kept going.

Fortunately sunsets (like pixels) are inexhaustible

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The same scene less than a minute later (who turned out the street light?).

Looking east down West Broadway Avenue from the intersection with Alder Street, I could see blue sky fringed with grey clouds and the “Toymac” sign of the Toys R Us store silhouetted against the sun’s incandescent light. Diffuse shafts of sunlight were visible against the backdrop of the dense clouds.

I could see all this and more but my point-and-shoot camera really couldn’t see much of anything for all the glare.

So if you didn’t see this morning’s sunset in Vancouver for yourself, you’ll just have to take my word for it.

Whoever said that a picture is worth a thousand words didn’t anticipate mediocre digital photography. The photos that I took this morning are barely worth the 180-or-so words that make up this post.

But not to worry, barring rain, the sun comes out to play every morning, so I’m sure to get anther chance. Click the images to enlarge them.

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