This is downtown the way it should be – I think I may have gasped! Shiny and glowing, full of wonder, whimsy and sincere delight, conveying some of the magic of Christmas and the charm of the city. Bellissimo!
There is always darkness. But, it is good to remember that shadows wouldn’t exist without light.
A happy discovery of shadows and light in the skyway, created by a row of chairs lined up to watch the Holidazzle parade. A seismograph of holiday cheer, almost resembling a Christmas tree…
Getting the job done, Thanksgiving night…I love the drama of the flash, the way it lights my face in the darkness like a crime scene photo or a baroque painting.
self portrait with heavenly light
The abstract photographs often give me the most delight. Many of them look more like paintings than photographs. Lacking any context, or documentary quality, they exist as pure creations, aesthetic excerpts from the big, wide world.
To take a picture is to paint with light. Here, the play of light and dark creates the cavernous space of a gothic cathedral with dramatic shafts of light flooding in to penetrate the shadows.
Is this a molten lava fire ball hurtling through the abyss? Or just the streetlight from the alley shining through our skylight during a rainstorm…
The best summer evenings glow from within. A dreamy light imbued with nostalgia and wonder and a sense that this is the time to save in a bottle, this is one of the golden moments of life.
summer evening glow
Beyond the edge of the storm, the setting sun dyed the sky an eerie shade of red. Silhouettes of leaves and branches framed the unreal scene, as if the calm behind the torrents had created a silent world resembling the flat and abstract reality of a Japanese print.
No glassy smooth waters today. Gusts of wind and iron-steeped water create an image more like the surface of a rock face than a lake. Even the color speaks more of minerals than of liquid sky.
little sturgeon lake surface