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Studying Light

 

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As photographers, studying light is what we do. Right? That’s why, when Sarah and I went to Mass MoCA yesterday, the James Turrell exhibit was such a treat. Here’s an artist who uses light to “connect the light outside us with the light inside us”. 

For me Turrell’s work goes deep inside me and touches a world that normally sits quietly behind my consciousness just out out of reach. 

B&W vs Color…A Matter of Choice

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The more I take photographs the more I’m drawn to the simple power of black and white. I think B&W removes the crutch that beautiful color can provide and leaves composition and tonality in charge. It pares down an image and often that seems to provide more emotional depth.

Standing Between Light And Shadow

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Aren’t we all?

A Corridor Abstract

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We used to travel a lot. Digging through some of my old “road” pictures, I came upon this one. I’ve got no idea where I took this but clearly the shafts and splotches of light were of interest, as were the multiple doorways. The soft muted browns don’t hurt either.

Coffee House Portrait

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Sometimes the god of good light gives me a present.

Evening Shadows

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As darkness descends and starts to blot out what was once more easily seen, lighted windows provide keyholes to the interior lives of our backyard neighbors.

More Light Is Needed

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I guess I’m still suffering from some sort of existential gloom today. I do like this photograph nonetheless.

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