After spending the past few years capturing photographs in New Zealand, Australia, Myanmar, Finland and Iceland, Matthew Timmins is back in Canada. Currently based out of Revelstoke B.C. as a freelance photographer, Matthew continues to capture nature, adventure and sports.
‘Kootenay Civil Twilight’ is a collection of photos based around the fleeting moments of Civil Twilight. Scientifically, this is when the sun is 6 degrees below the horizon in the morning or evening. Lasting only a few minutes twice a day, it is also often the most colourful time of day in the mountains – when peaks begin to glow, the moon gets a splash of colour or the sky turns a moody blue before darkness falls. No matter how much planning I do to know when the moon will set in the morning or when the sun will rise, there is always the unknown factor of mother nature, always there to add her own spin on even your most planned photo.
These photos are taken in or near the Kootenays and around the always-changing moment that is the civil twilight. I hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoyed creating them.
– Matthew Timmins