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Oct122011

A work in progress...

I’ve been contemplating this picture for the past few weeks now. It’s a photo I took in early September, while driving out on the east end of Long Island, NY.  A classically beautiful sky it was -- before photography it was the type of sky that, were I a painter, I’d have tried to capture it’s likeness on canvas. So striking was this sunset sky, I was compelled to make an attempt at capturing a piece of it for myself to remember, using the only thing I had available, my iphone camera. I’ve seen similar skies in photographs before, but when you see the real thing the feeling of awe at such a vision can’t help but bring you pause – to record, remember, reflect on what you’ve seen, felt, experienced... But isn’t that what we do through story and art? Whether in words and or pictures, we use the varied moments of our lives that spark in us an impulse to create, as a vehicle to retell that story to ourselves. Told in such a way that we hope we evoke the feelings we wish to recapture long after the moment of life has been experienced...

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Reader Comments (2)

so true. we capture to recapture...yes.

Wednesday, October 12 | Unregistered Commentermelissa

what a gorgeous sky. It has an appearance of depth though my logical mind knows it is a 2D photograph. the recapturing adds that layer of depth that makes the magic possible even after the moment.
thank you for your wisdom and magic eye.

Wednesday, October 12 | Unregistered Commentertammy

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