Photo Essay

The Moving Light

The Dusks of Fall

Most of my photography takes place on my travels to and from work. As I travel very early and have to cross seven bridges during my commute through rural SE Georgia two things happen:

1. I see almost every sunrise of the year.

2. The bridges put me at the perfect vantage to get a nice image!

In the evening, besides living in the middle of many miles of marshes, I also have the perfect reflecting pond in my backyard – so the sunset is always close at hand as well.

I have been criticized by many when I mention that I do love to shoot sunrise and sunset images, even my wife feels if you have seen one you have seen them all – I have yet to see two of them the same! It also seems to be considered somewhat juvenile or uncreative among the photography community as well although I have never understood why, perhaps being self taught has inbred some sort of ignorance into me but I just can not help myself. When I look out my car window and see such colors, reflections and moving light I become overwhelmed with the amazing beauty of that moment - whether it be the beginning or ending of another precious day.

My hope is to share a small glance into the beauty that I feel I have been blessed with so many days and hopefully let others know there is an art to capturing these grand moments of magic!

Happy imaging my friends!!

John

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9 responses

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (29 Nov 2008):

    These photos are so amazing. Thanks for sharing.An inspiration right in your own backyard.

  • Elise Ange

    Elise Ange gave props (21 Dec 2008):

    Absolutely gorgeous!

  • Natalia Presztolanszky

    Natalia Presztolanszky gave props (2 Feb 2009):

    Great colours! Clever shots!

  • Aaron Mythen

    Aaron Mythen gave props (28 May 2009):

    Fantastic this should be published I have yet to see a better series of fotos!!!

  • Sherry Davis Johnson

    Sherry Davis Johnson gave props (3 Aug 2009):

    Yeah this is RAD!

  • Michaela K.

    Michaela K. gave props (13 Oct 2009):

    my vote, brilliant!!!

  • Leanne Silva

    Leanne Silva gave props (18 Jan 2010):

    Goodness, don't let anyone dissuade you from taking sunset and sunrise pictures! I appreciate them!

  • Joe Schaf

    Joe Schaf   gave props (27 Jan 2010):

    Beautiful! Keep Shooting and let me know when the calender or book comes out!

  • Kate Anyon

    Kate Anyon said (2 Oct 2011):

    These are awesome! And as for sunrises and sunsets being all the same, no way. Everyone is different! Great series.

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