A certain kind of light

“The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera.”
Dorothea Lange

Did photography change the way you see things, the way you look at a scene?

It certainly did for me, although not sure I could say exactly how. Maybe it’s a certain attention to significant details. Maybe it’s the ability to “see” the frame in the apparent chaos of what the naked eye sees.

Maybe it’s being able to notice the quality of light. And this is what the photos below are about.

This is in response to Lens-Artists Challenge #162 – It’s All About the Light by Tina.

22 thoughts on “A certain kind of light

  1. Photography – well described what it changes in the way we look at the world. I love your choices of photos here. In nature the light play makes the whole world different and the mood alive.

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    1. Thank you :). It does change the way we look around us, but I think it also changes something in us. Light is everywhere but often we’re not paying attention unless it’s a beautiful sunset or something kind of obvious and dramatic. But there are so many other things that happen all the time. It takes a certain openness to become available for them.

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      1. Yes, the light within…comes with openness – I agree. Many of us found that in early childhood others never find it. I feel grateful to have kept it over the years. Some lose it while the busy working life takes over. But I am sure it can be found again. Thank you for a thoughtful comment.

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  2. Lovely photos and use of the light. I think when you stop to take a photo it is always a good idea to pause and look at how the light affects the scene. Sometimes the quality of the light can be quite unexpected.

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