As I have mentioned before, the phenomenon of alpenglow is one of the things that makes winters in Alaska simply magical. It turns entire mountain ranges a bright pink that glows with such a saturated richness of color that you can almost taste it. It also does wonders to buildings in the late afternoon and early evening. For Anchorage, a town that has many buildings that are well designed to reflect the sky and light of our environment, that magical light can do wonders.
As part of my ongoing 2010 Project, I have been exploring how light dresses buildings during this magical time. A while ago, I posted a blog featuring some midtown buildings at that time of day. In the past few weeks, I have been working more in the downtown area, seeking to capture the many wonders that fall upon buildings in the late afternoon. It is amazing how much gorgeous light can improve even the most institutional of buildings, like the old Boney Building in downtown Anchorage. Here are some of my results ….