The golden hour—that time, just after sunrise or just before sunset, when the cast of light ripens to a particularly warm yellow hue—is widely acknowledged as being the most magical time of day. Regardless of latitude or calendar month, the golden hour casts life in a flattering light, like a bit of celestial encouragement reminding us all to “appreciate the little things”, and “stop and slow down”, and of other platitudes we generally couldn’t care less about at 1:30 p.m. In honour of what might be humanity’s favourite time of day, over 100 photographers from across Canada joined together this June to participate in a nation-wide project documenting Canada’s golden hour. Thanks to them, we can appreciate the ethereal glow cast over the Maritimes and the Prairies, the Territories, and the West Coast.
September 3, 2015