Morning light accents the roots of a cedar tree along the Gooseberry River.
Walking out on the north pier to watch the sun rise over Lake Superior and the light on these rocks caught my eye. I wonder how many guests in the row of hotels were awake to see this morning’s offering?
Light the gap.
Catching a few rays along the shore of Lake Superior.
New snow and wind are creating new shapes and textures on the landscape.
The other aspect of snowdrifts is the opportunity to explore light and shadow. The shape of the snow as the wind sculpts the form creates soft curves that shapes the light in unique patterns.
Sony RX100 MkV, ISO 100, 8.8mm, f/I2.2, 1/1250 sec
Silver Efex Pro 2, Preset 032 Film Noir 1, Kodak 100 TMAX Pro
The darkness of totality. Disclaimer: because my Sony RX100 blew out the sun, which blotted out the moon, I placed a black disc in it’s place to simulate the eclipse. What I hope to convey is how dark it got during the time of totality. The rest of the image is un-retouched.
Each moving with a rhythm tied to nature
A lesson for us to observe.
A textured abstraction, open to interpretation.
Canon 5D Mk ll, ISO 50, 50mm, f/1.8, 1/20th sec, Silver Efex Pro 2
On this day, after the culmination of an election that has exposed the deep divisions that exist in the United States of America, I, like so many others am choosing not to be swallowed by the hateful and divisive rhetoric that has defined this conversation. Instead, I, like so many others, am choosing to rise above the anger and hate, am choosing to open my eyes fully, open my heart fully and prepare myself for the task ahead. I am so proud of all the social media posts by those who are proclaiming their choice to stand in the breach and defend those who will be persecuted as a result of this election. I am proud of those who have committed themselves to being a light in the darkness, for darkness cannot exist where there is light. Like them, I commit to being one of the lights. I commit to standing with, between, beside or in the midst of those who will most need our help going forward. We stand on the precipice of strange times, but if we choose to light the way, we can avoid the falling off the precipice into darkness. Instead, let us choose love over anger, building over destruction, unity over division. We have our work cut out for us, but we are capable, we are strong, we have compassion, and we have the strongest tool in the kit to work with, LOVE.
Trying times indeed…
Below is part of what Dan Rather wrote in response to last night’s outcome:
“The world is on edge. The country is deeply divided. The markets have gone off a cliff. World capitals are erupting in anxiety. Huge segments of the American public are in panic – going through the shock of grief. This is the world that is now Trump’s to contend with. Do we really know what we have wrought?
This is a conversation that I need you to be a part of. Do not opt out. Your voice matters now more than ever. I will continue to be here in the days and weeks ahead. And we shall endeavor, together, to find a path forward in the best of America’s ideals. Courage.”
Shine on my friends!