Light in Novembho
|Camera:||Canon EOS 5D|
Artists talk about morning light, late afternoon light, dappled light…let’s us, just you and me, talk of Novembho 2008 light.
A minute before I took this photograph, this landscape contained the same tree, benches, grass, athletic field, background trees and cloudy sky.
I was there, a witness, looking at the tree, admiring its singularity, yet affected most by its isolation–and yet this lonely tree was surrounded by the promise of companionship–the picnic tables.
In a few hours, I thought to myself, there may be a family sitting there with wrapped peanut butter and jelly sandwiches with children running to and from the tree to the table, or even perhaps, in a few minutes, since it’s around 7:30 AM, there may be an elderly man walking his dog and he’ll come by and sit down to rest next to the tree.
Yes, I was simply a witness to Man, Dog, Tree, Family, Photographer, all of us there under cloudy skies until no word of a lie Novembho light broke through the clouds and lit us up like a roman candle.
©PAT COAKLEY 2008
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