5.3.12

Humans are drawn to the dusk light





























I walk, I snap, I share, I learn.

Then the next day I do it all again! This is the creative cycle.

Last year I set out to create 1,000 new images in my quest to reclaim a personal exploration and creative life. I ended up taking over 20,000 photographs in 10 months, mostly within a 5 minute radius of my backdoor. Who knew there was so much to see, explore and capture just under my nose?

I have noticed however that no matter how many photos I share, the greatest responses I get are from people who just love sunsets. Human attention is always drawn towards the changing dusk light. The uplifting glow of the sinking sun combined with the lengthening shadows and the fading birdsong, make it a magical event each time.

Every evening that I find myself photographing the western skies over County Waterford I wonder how it is possible ponder the same sky over and over again? But every evening it is unique and new! Nature creates change by the minute and I have become acutely aware of this. These photos were taken within the twenty minutes of that special twilight time, from just under a hedgerow.

By the way, you may have noticed that I am finding it harder and harder to keep up with responding to and following up on comments here. While I love and appreciate each and every one, I hope you will understand that I am becoming more focussed on making the images. The more work I do the more I can share and develop!  If you'd like more of a chat I am much better now on Facebook and on Twitter and I upload photos there too almost every day!

I am also with some difficulty trying to learn more about the technical side of photography, such a steep learning curve, so hopefully this year my work will improve. Again a big thank you for your support and encouragement. I continue to learn so much from you all.






14 comments:

  1. I really do envy your talent. You write beautifully about the photos that you capture and share. I nominated your blog for Irish Fireside 'Beautiful images of Ireland' category...because that is what you share. It makes a person forget the doom and gloom and treasure what we love about 'home' ..

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  2. I will never tire of sunsets - and sunrises. Your images are beautiful!

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  3. Wellyman is a particular fan of sunsets. We spent a week in a cottage on Skye last year that was right beside a loch. Every night he was out with the camera capturing the sunsets. Lovely photos.

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  4. Your photos are beautiful. I too mess around with my camera and try to get better results! Camera magazines just don't seem to make any sense to me - there doesn't seem to be a good beginners guide out there! Happy practising!
    June

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  5. Захватывающая красота!!!!!

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  6. I think you are quite right about people being drawn to images of dusk and sunsets, I know I certainly am.

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  7. Your photos are wonderful, I love sunrise and sunset. I am always amazed how many photos I take, I go for a short walk and come back with 30 photos quite easily, thank goodness for digital cameras!
    Sarah

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  8. A beautiful sunset here in Arigna this evening, after a beautiful sunny day. The waxing Moon was also visible before dark. Seems like the Night Goddess could'nt wait to make herself visible.

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  9. I also love the sunset photos! I take way too many photos, and many are of poor quality. I am very grateful for digital cameras. Often I am drawn to the same image. I have to be careful not to repeat myself too often on my blog!

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  10. It's so true...the light of dusk is magical and calls longingly to the photographer. I too am learning the finer points of photography and find that it can be very time consuming but well worth the challenge and effort. I look forward to seeing how your style evolves.

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  11. Such a magical image sunset...sunrise definitely has a different feel...the new day beginning but dusk is a quite reflective time of awe...you have great talent with the camera...I wish I had a 10th of your talent...looking forward to those images and I make a point to check FB for more :)

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  12. I must admit to seeing very few sunrises these past few years but sunsets have been many and they never cease to make my heart soar. The colours can be so brilliant streaking and morphing across the sky, it's hard not to be thrilled by them. Is there such a thing as too many sunsets? Your photo's are beautiful, as ever, thanks for sharing.

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  13. Agree and admire :) If your way to blogging is the learning, then comments almost become a distraction, and even positive ones start marking the way (and sometimes different way from chosen one). But people are also hungry for communicating, not only for sunsets... The choice is our.

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