This day was kind of an odd day.
The sun was out today, which is always a blessing in Vancouver. But in my little suburb of New Westminster, I took an early morning walk in the Amazing Rays, and – almost at my destination – I saw a curious enigma at a bus shelter located across the street from where I was walking.
Here, the bus shelters are often constructed with clear plexiglass walls, sometimes with advertising posters sandwiched inside them. This particular bus shelter, bathed in the long rays of April Morning Sunlight, had a very striking pattern of what looked like steam or condensation on the back panel of the shelter, behind the bench where people normally sit.
The condensation displayed itself as a “halo” or “aura” – outlining distinct shapes of 3 human bodies, almost looking like they had hats or some sort of head-gear on as well. I found it quite amazing!
So I took out my camera, braved the traffic to get to a narrow concrete median, where I precariously balanced myself while swapping lenses on my camera, and took a series of shots from the concrete median. Then a short time later I took more shots on my way back from my destination breakfast cafe.
The photos are all quite striking. I couldn’t help but think of the three people who lost their lives yesterday in the tragic bombing incident at the Boston Marathon. My poetic rambling self thought, “well maybe these light-halo enigmas are the three souls saying good-bye to us and awaiting their ride out into the Light… “
Whatever the case, it was incredible. I didn’t find it eerie or frightening at all, just mysterious and somewhat magical.
When light and shadow meet, you get some really interesting metaphors arising as The Art of the Found Moment.
You can see the gallery of my Bus Shelter Ghosts by clicking the link on the side-bar to the right, or by clicking HERE.