A different take on the image featured in my last post – this time with a blue tinting . It’s less stark somehow. The interesting thing about shadows is that they rely on the strength of light for their definition. Without the strong light there is only the object that is projected . There is a wonderful cinematic quality in great shadows. Recolouring the image in blue in this case is just adding to the cinema of light.
“You cannot, in human experience, rush into the light. You have to go through the twilight into the broadening day before the noon comes and the full sun is upon the landscape.” – Woodrow Wilson
Those words sum up my own experience; my picture recreates its memory and serves as a reminder.
When you know a darkness, it is tempting, when you are leaving it, to want to parade in the fullness of light.
However, in the ‘tween time – the twilight – you get to really know show the shapes and forms of the important things, dimly lit as they are.You feel them deeply, even as you peer though the mystical interplay of shadows and light.
There will be plenty of time for full light to illumine all the details…