Note to Self:

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Playing with Light (again)


These are photos I took a couple nights ago, just a block from my house on Buffalo's lower west side. I took them with an inexpensive little point-and-shoot camera; proof that you don't need an expensive camera to take interesting photos (though I wouldn't mind if I had one...but their price is prohibitive at present). Sunset and sunrise are some of the most magical parts of the day I think...and the light that it brings--from an extreme angle--makes it even more so. As beautiful as these photos are, though, the thing that freaks me out is the lack of snow for this time of year...this is the land of lake effect snow after all; it's rare that it is this warm and snow-less this time of year (makes me wonder if we are going to get pummeled in January). Anyhow, as I was taking the photos of the sun setting over Lake Erie, the title of one of my favorite books came to mind...The Sun Also Rises, by Ernest Hemingway. The title of the book, of course, was a play on the first paragraph in Ecclesiastes:  

The sun rises and the sun sets, and hurries back to where it rises.
Ecclesiastes 1:5

This may be the case, but the real question to me is when will the snow come. Nonetheless, I'm enjoying the mild weather (it's great from bike riding). Enjoy the photos; click either for a larger view.


Urban Simplicity.

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