29 November 2013
Let me know which you prefer and why.
Sunset is the lessening second by second of the sun’s daylight. Its effects on the human psyche are extraordinary. Each turns beams of brilliance into a shortening of the yin to the day’s yang. Each brings a focus on its place from rise to demise.
Sunset seems an opposite approach to WordPress Photo Challenge, but each one seems to punctuate the need that we have for light’s presence. As it descends and creates the night, we are privy to its critical role in our daily existence.
In the Lens section are two images taken at my city’s reservoir–a place that allows me to climb to the pinnacle and focal point of the day’s beginning and the next day’s start.
I’ve converted my photographs to black and white, because the monochrome emphasizes the striking effect that light still has on the day. It seduces the landscape, glides across the water, catches our attention, and pivots into quietude.
I’ve witnessed many a sunset, and each points to light and its omnipotence. Each foreshadows yet another round of its perpetual journey in and out of the world that we inhabit–a world unable to exist without its presence.
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