find the light

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So often you get caught up in the daily humdrum. Every morning and every evening start and end the same with a blurred middle that hardly ever delivers any value to life. In this mess of daily routine, you forget that there are simple things that can add a hint of excitement. A dash of something different. My friend, Mishka, highlighted this the other day when she asked why I don’t try a mini content series on Instagram and use it as writing inspiration.

Thanks, Mish… I enjoyed the challenge and here’s the result. A mini content series focused on being aware of light and simply capturing it.

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Morning light. It does all the work and you just have to be ready to savour and save it. This little String of Pearls succulent is the perfect example of that. Patterning shadow lines add a bit of drama, thanks to window blinds.

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Someone teach me the art of portraiture, please! I love capturing a hint of the essence within a person, but my eye needs a lot of practice. Here’s Candace with the light hitting her from behind. Unaware that I’ve got the camera on her. Don’t you think she looks somewhat like a perfect porcelain doll?

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Trinket shopping and milling through piles and piles of unwanted glassware in a secondhand shop in Muizenberg led to a colourful shot as random vases, plates and glass bits and bobs come to life with an uncovered window as a backdrop.

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Often you discover an interesting shot when you’ve opened your eye up to opportunities. This puddle of water in an alleyway at the office came to life when the sun burst through the rain clouds. It’s not a pretty picture, but the movement in the reflection is quite captivating.

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This one’s an oldie from last year when I was in Amsterdam. I was just about to go into the Rijksmuseum when the movement of cyclers caught my eye and I was just in time to shoot them coming in from the outside light. Of course, the illuminated arches above add quite a bit of artistic flair as they themselves are playing with the light.

I enjoyed this little series and will certainly be doing it again, soon.

Cheerio

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