20th December 2015 – Kingston Russell Stone Circle – Sunrise – 8.10 a.m.
This short film, created with the help of creative friends, Jemima, Tholi and Eva is the finale of a year of sunrises at Kingston Russell Stone Circle.
It is also a celebration of the Winter Solstice, which though it does not have the glamorous associations of the Summer Solstice, seems to me to be more of an occasion for hopefully looking forward. It marks the shortest day and from this point on the days get longer and warmer (?!).
One of the main things I have realised throughout my year of sunrises is the important effect of light on my mood and consequently everything going on in my life. I have become super aware of the quality of light, not only at sunrise, but throughout the day, and also of the changes it makes to the atmosphere of place.
At Kingston Russell the sky fills your vision – the landscape is stunning – hills, woods, valleys, distant cliffs and glints of the sea – but hugely dominating all this – the sky, in all its many guises, is vast and various.
Doing this project has made me feel connected to landscape and light in a way I never have before.
The December Sunrise Team (l to r) Eva, Jemima, Tholi and Mandy.
Thankyou to this team – but also a huge thankyou to everyone who has contributed to the project throughout the year, with input, encouragement and support of all kinds.
Thankyou Victoria, David, Marc, Mark, Cherry, Ann, Clare, Ruth, James, and anyone who has taken an interest and read the blog, wherever you may be.
And what next? Well….now this is complete I am about to embark on my next project – Kingston Russell – Beyond the Sunrise. Watch this space!