Sunday, December 30, 2007

The language of light

(Not to be confused with Thomas Kinkade, painter of light)

I love light—its colors and textures. I love the paintings of the impressionists and the photographs of Edward Weston, Dorothea Lange, and Walker Evans.

I love to write about light, to try to paint it in words.

Now, I have a camera, and so I'm trying to learn a new language. Technology: many settings to read and remember (and I'm more of a point-and-click kind of gal).

Friday, on my walk home from the bus, I took several pictures. It was too dark. They were all dark.

Yesterday afternoon, I was able to get a few images of the tree at the end of our alley.

Spokes of many wheels
Branches travel to the sky
Anchored in winter

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