Monday, October 22, 2012

See the Light

Frequently the eye sees light as as source of brightness.  It streams into a space.  It illuminates an object.  Light allows us to see where we are and whom we are with.  But often we don't look at the light itself.  Light has color, shape, form.  It varies in its intensity.  Light in and of itself is exquisite.  Capturing light as a focal point for an image is formidable, but I continue to be intrigued by light and its many configurations.  I especially love light steaming into a muted space.  Illuminating all it reaches. Conforming to form as it curves and bends, spreads and constricts.  Light is infinitely varied and wonderful, but elusive and challenging to capture.  It is the single inspiration why I am a photographer.

Art genre: Sepia architectural art photograph

Complimentary decor: Traditional

Photography tip: Capture the shape of light, but be aware of soft, diffused edges.

Location: Wall Street area: NYC


  1. Scott says he agrees "with every bit of it" (what you said).

    Your appreciation on light remind me of the Bible verses on love...

    Love is patient, Love is kind. Weird juxtaposition, I know.

  2. Not weird at all. Your sensitivity is wonderful. Scott certainly knows light. It is what attracts me to his marvelous photographs, again & again.

  3. It's all about the light and seeing what it reveals. I like the composition of this image and the balance of the light and shadow. The sweep of the stairs in magical and draws my eye up and into the space; it is a gorgeous photograph.

  4. Thanks so much! Composition is another important aspect to everything. Lots to think about...... Again, thanks!