Monday, July 12, 2021

Viewpoint


 This is one of my favorite photos that I've ever taken. I don't really know why it should have such an emotional impact on me but I feel if I stare at it long enough all will be revealed.

The photo was taken on my cell phone, and is uncropped, unedited, and unfiltered, right through my car windshield in the rain.  I'd gone out to take some post-thunderstorm photos of an abandoned theater a couple miles from my house, hoping to get a neon electric sky behind the theater. Those photos came out okay, with some nice yellows, but not the vibrant purples and pinks I'd been hoping for like in this photo I took a few weeks ago in Savannah:


Two people in my family are talented photographers, one active, the other let their talent fade, which might be one of the great (reversible?) tragedies of their life. I don't have their eye or skill but every so often I catch something that stirs my spirit.

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