Seeking the “hidden” Light.

Going out carrying my camera means a lot of things for me.
One of these is: forcing myself to look at this world, to focus my mind on what is around me in order to avoid to lose a detail that might enrich my day or, if I am lucky, my life in general.


This picture, that someone likes, that someone commented saying:”It looks lit from inside”… wasn’t shot in a studio (I have never been in a photography studio), I didn’t take it with “special” instruments. It’ just a picture of a (small) rose of a plant on my balcony in a little city on the East Sicilian cost. Nothing more.
That light isn’t a post production artifact, I just “helped” it with a little light level adjustment, it’s natural. It was the sun shining on it… the same sun that all of you know.

A simple detail, a definitely unnecessary picture… it reports nothing, nothing important.

It can just testify that someone, somewhere, a day of a certain year, has gone out on the balcony, just after lunch, holding a camera in the hope to be able to find a reason more to smile, to find a reason more to make someone smiling, to find a reason more to remember that even the smallest and simplest thing (or person) can shine with the Light that is necessary for our lives.

Taking pictures, for me, is a good exercise to practice my eyes to seek that Light, to learn to find it.

Next step?
Being able to understand why God created mosquitoes that keeps me awake at night ;D

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Posted in Flowers and PhotoNmessage and Roses by ElyLon on April 22nd, 2009 at 12:20 AM.


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5 Replies

  1. avatar

    I confirm my original comment: “It looks lit from inside”.
    Spectacular and suggestive shot.

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    Dear NightOwl87,
    this last kind of understanding (mosquitoes), is consistent with their annihilation, isn’t it? ๐Ÿ˜‰

    I don’t give you a discount, I am sorry: your shot is wonderful, beautiful.
    It inspire a thought to me: fine arts, philosophy, theology, actual life, eternal life… all these realities are as skies without a top: you always can go upper.
    So, continue your artistic job: risks to reach the insuperable line, none.

    Brown Bear

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    Sorry for the silence, I have been pretty tired today…
    Hey man! (hug)
    Look that it hasn’t been only you telling this! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    @Brown Bear.
    I will, I promise. I will try to keep “playing with light” ;).
    Hugs and thanks for being always here ๐Ÿ˜‰

  4. Nicola Apr 23rd 2009

    Congratulations for the website, it’s so cool!
    I hope to see always more photos and albums: with an internet domain you
    have unlimitated space to store your images! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Good work!

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    Thanks Nicola and nice to see you again! ;D

    Yeah, unlimited space to store my pictures… the world is scared! ;P

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