Monday, March 5, 2012
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.