Sunday, August 11, 2013

Summer light

The light this summer has been stunning, when it's not raining. These weeds grew at the edge of my garden and I let them go each year. 
It would be easy to whack them down, but then I wouldn't get a chance to take a photograph like this one.
We live on a remarkable planet; where the angle of evening light can make the most mundane things come to life.
When I think back to my art history classes, I seem to recall that most of the great masters spent a lot of time studying light and how it plays with the world around us.
How remarkable is it that we not only get to see subtle beauty each day, but we can also smell, taste, hear, and feel it too. 
We have senses that allow us to experience life on many different levels. 
I think Albert Einstein said it best: "There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle."

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6 comments:

  1. I love the light in this photograph....

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  2. The lighting in the picture is awesome... I also love that quote by Einstein ... it amazes me when people don't believe in miracles when they are all around us, each day:)

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  3. great quote for a mundane monday morning!

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  4. I believe so strongly in that Einstein quote. It's so true. There is beauty everywhere, if only we notice it.

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  5. That is a great quote. I was told by an excellent photographer that light makes all the difference in capturing a subject. It's simply amazing how ordinary become extraordinary with the simple changing of light.

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  6. Love the quote--& the picture!!

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