October 22, 2014

Listening to the light...

"Drama Queen"
Longwood Gardens
Kennett Square, Pennsylvania

"It is the light that reveals, light that obscures, light that communicates.
It is light I "listen" to.
The light late in the day has a distinct quality, as it fades toward the darkness of evening.
After sunset there is a gentle leaving of the light, the air begins to still, and the quiet descends.
I see magic in the quiet light of dusk.
I feel quiet, yet intense energy in the natural elements of our habitat.
A sense of magic prevails.
A sense of mystery.
It is a time for contemplation, for listening - a time for making photographs."

-John Sexton

I never go out intending to shoot a landscape.  My intent is to capture the light.  Wherever it decides to show itself to me.  Sometimes, a landscape just happens to photo bomb my light.

Here's where I "link up" today.

(click on image for description of Song-ography)
Next Tuesday's Song-ography title is "Secrets" by Mary Lambert.
Come back and link up!


  1. The wonderful "blue" hour before the light vanishes completely. We've had some glorious evenings here with the golden light of the autumn sun.love the tree against the clouds and the fading light.

  2. A lovely photograph and beautiful quote. My WW

  3. Wonderful capture of the light ~ Beautiful BW!

    artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

  4. Beautiful Kath… I love both your image, intention and the wonderful quote you've shared as well.

  5. This is lovely! I love the image and the quote. I am big on quotes in general and being a photographer at heart how could I not love this?

  6. Love that last statement about the landscape photobombing your light! That's awesome!

  7. Very beautiful Kathy! Love the light.

  8. I love how you described the landscape bombing your light!

  9. The landscape bombing the light made me smile. Longwood gardens is one of my favorite places.

  10. OO that is an amazingly striking shot.

  11. That is one beautiful quote. And a perfect picture - as usual - to go along with it.

  12. What a dramatic shot - well done!
    Thank you so much for sharing at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2014/10/success.html

  13. Ahh that wonderful hour of blue, and how beautifully you have captured it! Great in a black and white

  14. I LOVE this " Sometimes, a landscape just happens to photo bomb my light." I totally get this


  15. you have captured it beautifully here.

  16. Nice photo. I like dramatic sky

  17. I never thought of it that way but then thinking about when I prefer to photograph I think I love capturing light too and how it interacts with other things. Great photo, dramatic.

  18. This is perfect in black and white. Very dramatic.