Friday, November 4, 2011

magical light


In my book, all light is pretty fantastic as it touches our lives in such magical ways.  It greets us at at our birth and each morning when we wake.  It dances across our carpets and throws shadows upon our walls. Light hums soft melodies in woodland sanctuaries, murmurs patterned chords across the lake, and claps vibrant encores upon city spires.  It sweeps the fog from valley hollows and runs down surrounding hills like a wave upon the sand.  It paints a colorful autumn canvas and sprinkles glitter on freshly fallen snow.  Light illuminates our daily paths, and finally, each evening creates a spectacle to celebrate the close of day.

As photographers, we stalk this magic - this light.  We scope out mountain vistas, forest nooks, and dimly lit city streets.  We lie in wait, little black boxes and tripods at the ready.  The light arrives evaporating darkness; revealing color, form, pattern, and texture.  It stages a theater of many moods and acts.  We watch enamored, we click… and click again.  Light fantastic.  It is a magical gift for photographers.  It is our inspiration and true subject.

Marianna captured an amazing bit of magic in her piece, Light Catchers!

Anna of Alchemy of Art 

light catchers

light catchers by marianna a.
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Thank you Anna for guest musing with us today. If you'd like to know more about Anna, be sure to visit her at Alchemy of Art. Also, if you are interested in a future guest muse role, please email us at mortalmuses9 [at] gmail.com.

18 comments:

Kirstin said...

Anna, this is such a delightful post. You are right; we do stalk that light. And your description of light is so very wonderful. Thank you. x

Gilly said...

What a lovely post, Anna; I love the way you've described light and both photos show how magical it can be.

LeAnne said...

Beautifully written and inspiring. I got lost in the flow of your words and the images are spectacular.

Becs said...

Gorgeous images. Light really is inspiration and true subject - beautifully put.

Tanya said...

As always, your words and images paint of place of beauty and magic in my head. Beautiful!

Ashley Sisk said...

Such a beautiful post - yep...we are all light stalkers!

Kat Sloma said...

Gorgeous post Anna! Your words just carried me along between these beautiful images. Yep, it's all about the light...

One said...

What a beautifully written article! Light arrives evaporating darkness, revealing color... The pictures are wonderful too. I wonder if you have to lie on your tummy to get that first shot.

Oliag said...

It is nice to find Anna here....her words and photos are magical!

lisa said...

What a beautiful post this is Anna!

All of us have had these experiences, but so very few can describe them as eloquently as you.
How fortunate Mortal Muses is to have you here today, and how fortunate we are that you are here today.

Sending you wishes for a wonderful weekend.
xo

Jamie said...

Anna is such an incredible artist - she brings life and beauty to every medium she explores.

urban muser said...

anna, i just love this post! your words are descriptive and melodic, and the photos show the true beauty of light.

Christina said...

so glad you came over for a visit. a lovely post.
xo

April Cole said...

Absolutely B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L!!
The light was captured... and given a purpose.
Thank you for sharing *hugs*

Lisa RedWillow said...

So much Beauty

Georgianna said...

Exquisitely put, Anna, graceful, sensitive and thought provoking. And such a perfect autumn image to accompany it – wonderful post! xo – g

Anna said...

Thanks so much everyone for your kind comments!!! In answer to One's question - my photo was taken at a historic site where nothing remained but beautiful old trees and stonework. I set my tripod and camera up at the base of some stone stairs and shot upwards toward the scene that was illuminated by afternoon sunlight. Chasing the light :)

Holly {Soupatraveler} said...

Wow Anna, such beautiful prose to go along with such gorgeous images. Wonderful!!!

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