WPC – Half-Light (reprise)

Rage against the dying of the light!

The Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge gave us the prompt: Half-Light.  The intent is to share a photo that is inspired by a poem, verse, song lyric or story…or, alternatively, the actual half-light, or both, as here.

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Birth of the Sun

Do not go gentle into that good night

Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Though wise men at their end know dark is right,
Because their words had forked no lightning they
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright
Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight,
And learn, too late, they grieved it on its way,
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight
Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

And you, my father, there on the sad height,
Curse, bless, me now with your fierce tears, I pray.
Do not go gentle into that good night.
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

— Dylan Thomas (1937)

 

WPC – Half-Light

Fear to tread…

The Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge gave us the prompt: Half-Light.  The intent is to share a photo that is inspired by a poem, verse, song lyric or story…

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The Road Not Taken

The Road Not Taken

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;
Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,
And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.
I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
— Robert Frost (1916)

 

WPC – One Love

Keeping a lady waiting

The Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge gave the prompt: One Love.  Of course, Bob Marley told us to “Let’s get together and feel all right”, which is always a great idea!  Hope you enjoy my take on this theme…

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Waiting…

 

That ‘One Love’ can leave us waiting with ever-waning patience for their arrival, wondering where they might be; should we be worried for their safety or are they delayed in the arms of a rival?  Will they receive our embrace or the sharpened edge of our tongue?

What we do for that ‘One Love’… until we can hand ourselves over to them to be together in complete bliss!

Technical Details

This image was captured during a model shoot for fashion and jewelry.  I shot this with my Canon EOS 5D Mk II using a Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L USM lens.  This was shot using just the natural light available through the window using f/2.5 at 1/160 second and 640 ISO.

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WPC – Harmony

All is good

The Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge asks us to focus on Harmony.  Of course, the Yoga Tree is always in harmony with the universe, but I present you a different image..

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Peaceful Pond

This photo was taken overlooking Rocky Pond in Boylston, MA, on one of those mornings when all is tranquil: not a breath of wind to ripple the pond and disturb its perfect reflection.

Autumn’s colors provide the perfect backdrop for this moment, when all is in harmony with the universe and we don’t have to be concerned about a thing.

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WPC – Seasons (Autumn)

Autumnal beauty peeks through

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Steeped in Color

Autumn is the season of beauty in New England, as color abounds across the landscape and cool days provide a reprieve from the Summer heat.  Skies bring restorative rains, as the final bit of growth occurs in the fields that are readying for harvest time.

The Yoga Tree is not one for garish displays, as she prefers the subtle muted tones that she is beginning to display here.  Over the following weeks, she will shed her remaining leaves and retreat into the inner strength that servers her well for the upcoming season of Winter.

Hope you enjoy this final image in the set of seasons.

In response to Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge – Seasons

WPC – Seasons (Summer)

Protectress of the Fields

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Stately in Summer

During the hot days of Summer, this proud Lady of the Fields stands coolly among the verdant landscape that surrounds her.  The fields are full of vibrant energy, as the corn is beginning to come up, and the trees in the distance are full of green life.

The Yoga Tree may disguise her form during these months, as she uses the abundance of the Sun’s energy to replenish her stores for the upcoming seasons, but her spirit radiates from every fiber of her being.  She stands as a proud protectress of the fields, where the farmers toil to produce the season’s crop.

Hope you enjoy… tomorrow, we go toward Autumn!

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WPC – Seasons (Spring)

The Seasons move forward

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Renewal

Spring is the season of renewal, when Nature returns to her full glory from the long sleep that is Winter.

The Yoga Tree shows the beginnings of a season of growth and rebirth, readying to put on her best Summer dress.  The field around her is also showing the first signs of growth, as the grasses are recovering and soon the corn field will be planted.

She stretches out beautifully, while she prepares for the next dance, a round to Le Quatro Stagioni, as she cycles through the years with unending grace.

Hope you enjoy… tomorrow, we go toward Summer!

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WPC – Seasons (Winter)

Winter brings beauty

When I saw this week’s photo challenge, my decision was easy!  Four different views of the one constant in my photography: Yoga Tree!

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Winter’s Beauty

In Winter, she truly shows her inner beauty, stretching to the sky in a majestic pose.  She stands strong against against the elements, radiating the energy that she contains, awaiting the command to regenerate for Spring.

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WPC – Life Imitates Art

Is it life or is it art?

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The Bathroom

Life is full of art, it creates it, becomes it, displays it, and, yes, it even imitates it.

Are we awaiting the young Sorcerer’s Apprentice to appear on the scene to create mayhem with the best of intentions?  Will the broom get a life of its own?  Can a dustpan moonwalk?

A little background

This image goes back about 5 or so years, when I was still very active in photography agility trials.  Well before the action started on this fairground, I stopped by the bathroom, looked and saw this scene in front of me…  The way the light came in through the door and backlit the broom and dustpan; the lines working together turned this ordinary scene into an interesting sight…

I left the bathroom to grab my tripod and camera, so that I could get the shot I wanted before anyone would disturb it, or the light would change.  As I was setting up, a trial worker stopped by to hang up a sign; I got a bit of an odd look, but, as I was that weird photographer, no questions were asked.

Technical Details

Shot with a Canon 1D MkIII and a 24-70mm L lens.  This was a series of of 5 shots, each 1 EV (exposure value) apart around the correct metered exposure.  Processing was done with Photomatix Pro.

In response to Daily Post Photo Challenge – Life Imitates Art

Hope you enjoy!!