I’m an Arizona native who’s always been intrigued by how light interacts with my surroundings. Especially enthralling to me are the times right after late afternoon rainstorms when the leaves and grass appear to be greener than usual. This only happens when bright sunlight shines out from under low hanging clouds at just the right angle. Even so, I was already in my mid-thirties before I realized that my keen interest in light and my way of “seeing” the world weren’t commonplace. Aware of my newly realized passion, I took some photography and art classes and was fortunate to find supportive mentors who offered encouragement.
Although I’d been taking pictures since childhood, it wasn’t until after I’d sought instruction that my photographs became better reflections of what I “saw”. The word photography comes from the two Greek words photo & graphy which mean light and to write; thus a photographer is a light-writer or someone who puts light on paper. Considering my life-long fascination with light, it’s no wonder I became a photographer.
I find that sunlight is enhanced as it’s seen within and through translucent natural objects. Colors and textures are also amplified when the objects are back-lit by the sun and the objects themselves often appear to glow. I’m always on the look-out for these types of photo ops.
My day job for 20 years has been in a health sciences library. All views expressed on this blog are my own and not those of my employer.
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