Lens-Artist Photo Challenge: Artificial Light

“Talent is like electricity. We don’t understand electricity.
We use it.” – Maya Angelou

“What is a soul? It’s like electricity – we don’t really know what it is, but it’s a force that can light a room.” – Ray Charles

“Gratitude is a quality similar to electricity: it must be produced and discharged and used up in order to exist at all.” – William Faulkner

The world is turning, and change is in the air. It is actually raining, and darker each day when I wake up. The fire danger is lower, and I breathe easier. I am spending more time with my family and anticipating visits and holidays. This week’s theme is Artificial Light, and I realize that my tendency is to put the camera away when I am indoors in “civilization”. I spend most of my time in natural light, I think, since I started living in remote natural places. And during the pandemic, I have not been in theaters making music and acting. There is something about rehearsal space, the lighting of a stage, and a well-lit display that is art and artifice at the same time. I oscillate between the natural and artificial and realize that it is a human privilege and responsibility. There is grace in the balance, there is Light and Power to be reckoned with.

Thank you, Ann-Christine, for your Northern perspective on the Light in our human lives. Please visit her post to see more about this photo challenge.

7 thoughts on “Lens-Artist Photo Challenge: Artificial Light

  1. It’s true Priscilla we photographers tend to focus on natural light and the outdoors/nature. But as you and others have shown this week, there is much beauty to be found in artificial light as well. Nicely done.

  2. I really like your photos for the artificial light – especially the one with the musician and his head phones with the back light and then his tshirt had that positive-negative space of someone with headphones and light. Such a cool angle too

  3. Great selections, especially someone who prefers the great outdoors when possible. I have to say I love the light behind the hair. It brings fun character to the photo. And as always, a nice selection of quote to bring light to your posts. Donna

  4. Excellent – and I had the same problem in my mind…how to find photos when I normally only photograph outdoors in natural light? But that IS a challenge. You did so well – and i love your quotes too. The musician and the first with the masks are my favourites.

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