“So it seemed that if all the world outside her were to sink into darkness, what was fine, what was beautiful, what was essential might there still come to its finest flower. Even the majestic trees that graced and sheltered her streets were attuned to her …. and the waters of the Seine, contained and … More Darkness and Light
“Autumn asks that we prepare for the future …. that we be wise in the ways of garnering and keeping. But it also asks that we learn to let go …. to acknowledge the beauty of sparseness.” Bonaro W. Overstreet
“I have been feeling very clearheaded lately and what I want to write about today is the sea. It contains so many colors. Silver at dawn, green at noon, dark blue in the evening. Sometimes it looks almost red. Or it will turn the color of old coins. Right now the shadows of clouds are … More Clouded Twilight
Then you think that the Darkness is coming? said Eowyn. ‘Darkness unescapable?’ ‘No’, said Faramir, looking into her face ….. ‘The reason of my waking mind tells me that great evil has befallen, and we stand at the end of days. But my heart says nay; and all my limbs are light, and a hope … More The Departure of Shadows
A final frosty, fog shrouded but beautifully vivid dawn on the Macquarie River before leaving Bathurst for the blue waters of Jervis Bay tomorrow. “October knew, of course, that the action of turning a page, of ending a chapter or of shutting a book, did not end a tale. Having admitted that, he would also … More Last Dawn
“When spring came, even the false spring, there were no problems except where to be happiest. The only thing that could spoil a day was people and if you could keep from making engagements, each day had no limits. People were always the limiters of happiness except for the very few that were as good … More Springtime in Paris
“There will always be a door to the light” – Shiro Amano – Kingdom Hearts, Vol.1 In response to Ailsa’s Travel Theme … Doors Paris – Palais Garnier Rothenburg ob der Tauber – Bavaria Rhine Gorge – Marksburg Castle New Zealand – Dunedin Railway Station Vienna – Schonbrunn Palace Melk Abbey – Austria New Zealand … More Open Doors
When you start looking through a photograph library for images that include some form of shadowing, it becomes apparent very quickly just how significant it is to try and delineate light from darkness … And you see easily why some images stand apart – why the same landscape leaps out at you at sunrise … More Shadow Lands
In response to the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge …. Twinkle Prague Fairmont Empress Hotel – Victoria, Vancouver Island Paris – City of Light Venus over Kozskiusko Mauna Kea – Big Island, Hawaii
This week's WordPress Photo Challenge is Refraction Glacier Bay – Alaska Rock Pool at Currarong – South Coast, NSW Australia Control Valve – 3 Mile Dam, Kiandra Goldfields NSW Australia
Occasionally, themes for the Weekly Photo Challenge (Let there be Light) and Ailsa's Travel Theme (Sky) converge and make it difficult to distinguish which images to use …. And today's duo are a classic case. So these 3 images used previously are interchangeable for either theme …. No image in my collection says “sky” like … More Light and Sky
Dawn on Callala Beach, Jervis Bay 7.00 am
The Travel Theme this week is Light The Church of St. Nicholas (Chram svateho Mikulase) ….. taken from Prague Castle last night. Mozart played the organ in this church, a magnificent example of the “Prague Baroque” period of the 18th century.
Ailsa’s Theme this week on Where’s My Backpack is Contrast. This gallery includes contrasting light and colour in images I’ve taken during travels in NYC and New Zealand.