Dance of light and dark

Last week, we enjoyed the autumn equinox:

That time of year when day and night are equally long

And a kind of balance hums throughout the world.

The earth slowly spins

In and out of the light and dark –

Like a child dipping her toes into deliciously inviting water.

This is also a metaphor about life:

A dance of light and dark

With peaceful moments of balance in between.

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95 responses

  1. Balance in between light and dark…And what a beautiful one at that! Wow!

    My Yatra Diary…

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    September 29, 2011 at 12:21

  2. Love that pink hue in all of your images.;) The equinox means that light is disappearing but as it does, the sun truly knows how to leave with style here in Scandinavia, don’t you agree.;)
    Gorgeous photography as always.;)
    xoxo

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    September 29, 2011 at 12:25

  3. yes it is a metaphor…lovely pics…i think there is a balance between both…if it was always light, how would we sleep…too much of either and life changes….

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    September 29, 2011 at 12:31

  4. balance (~_~) a perfect discription
    and beautiful pictures

    Art~

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    September 29, 2011 at 12:46

  5. Maggie May

    I’ve seen these scenes in all sorts of weather and in all sorts of different lights. The purply effect is wonderful. Would grace any postcard.
    Maggie X

    Nuts in May

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    September 29, 2011 at 13:15

  6. I love coming here. I know that I will always find harmonious beauty. (I can watch your header slideshow over and over). Thank you for making this beautiful blog.

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    September 29, 2011 at 14:30

  7. Really great color.The gradation makes us relax.

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    September 29, 2011 at 14:48

  8. breathtaking!

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    September 29, 2011 at 15:09

  9. Wonderful shots. I love that colorful light on the water.

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    September 29, 2011 at 15:43

  10. Wonderful colors and silence. Amazing !

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    September 29, 2011 at 15:45

  11. What a beautiful series of photos!

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    September 29, 2011 at 16:11

  12. Peaceful indeed. Thanks for warming my morning LadyFi.

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    September 29, 2011 at 16:24

  13. Peaceful moments of balance in between..What beautiful words ladyFi and your images are always so evocative of far away lands…:-)

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    September 29, 2011 at 16:48

  14. What a beatutiful place to be balanced in…

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    September 29, 2011 at 16:51

  15. It is a rare moment to find balance and it should be cherished. Your pictures memorialize it beautifully!

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    September 29, 2011 at 17:00

  16. ds

    Ahhhh…beautiful, and so true. Difficult to find that balance sometimes. Thank you.

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    September 29, 2011 at 17:09

  17. Hello, ladyfi
    What a tranquil and peaceful moment you captured! Everything look balanced so well, Silhouettes are just beautiful!! I especially love the gradation of purple in the second photo.
    Best wishes,
    keiko

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    September 29, 2011 at 17:14

  18. Always beautiful.

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    September 29, 2011 at 17:18

  19. Such a peaceful place.

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    September 29, 2011 at 17:52

  20. these are such happy, peaceful photos. Made me smile. I like the banner slideshow , too!

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    September 29, 2011 at 17:58

  21. superb photography…u r too good

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    September 29, 2011 at 18:52

  22. Excellent light, I love those pictures of serene calm.

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    September 29, 2011 at 19:58

  23. Lovely time of evening to take these photos. Very calm and serene. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    September 29, 2011 at 20:25

  24. Such superb captures and the perfect words! I do love the light and the sense of calm and the beauty! Always a delight to visit your blog! Thank you for sharing your beautiful world and your beautiful skies!

    Sylvia

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    September 29, 2011 at 20:25

  25. I can almost feel the air in these photos. Well done โ€ฆ as always.

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    September 29, 2011 at 20:52

  26. Jim

    So true! Nicely done Fi.
    Jim

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    September 29, 2011 at 23:04

  27. Lovely. I would like the Fall to Winter Equinox to last as long as possible please (and that is a metaphor about my life ;>))

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    September 29, 2011 at 23:04

  28. Absolutely lovely!!! The pinks and purples are fabulous!

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    September 29, 2011 at 23:16

  29. Gorgeous sunset! I love the pretty pinks and the reflections are gorgeous. What a beautiful scene and lovely photos.

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    September 29, 2011 at 23:22

  30. ah the eternal dance!
    Gorgeous post-

    Warm Aloha from Waikiki;

    Comfort Spiral

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    September 29, 2011 at 23:37

  31. LadyFi: Certainly enjoyed your photos at the lake, beautifully captured.

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    September 29, 2011 at 23:41

  32. Riet

    Beautiful peaceful photo’s. Great shots.

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    September 29, 2011 at 23:58

  33. I just adore the shadows of your light and dark photos sweetie, there just breathtakin’!

    God bless and have a terrific Thursday !!! :o)

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    September 30, 2011 at 00:15

  34. Beautiful pictures…reminds me of the lake my grandfather lives on.

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    September 30, 2011 at 01:01

  35. I certainly like the beautiful balance you’ve captured in these photos.

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    September 30, 2011 at 02:14

  36. Beautiful words. Beautiful photos. That jetty is starting to feel like a little patch of home. Thank you so much.

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    September 30, 2011 at 02:22

  37. your photos are captivating as always. it looks so peaceful and serene there. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    September 30, 2011 at 03:19

  38. Oh, so delightful. There is magic in the air, and your talent with the camera and your heart have given it form.

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    September 30, 2011 at 03:22

  39. Beautiful scenes. Like the deepening purple sky with its reflection in the water.

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    September 30, 2011 at 05:39

  40. magnificent! what a beauty….:)

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    September 30, 2011 at 05:48

  41. Oh you’re so lucky to have such beautiful scenery to photograph! Enjoy the start of autumn. Your shots are lovely.

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    September 30, 2011 at 05:59

  42. Relaxing!

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    September 30, 2011 at 06:10

  43. Love your shots so much! Wonderful and peaceful…

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    September 30, 2011 at 06:14

  44. Oh my! So beautiful and peaceful! Lovely!

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    September 30, 2011 at 06:29

  45. a lake that never cease to amaze

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    September 30, 2011 at 07:01

  46. Amy

    Oh the things you know Miss Fi….I had no idea there was an equinox last week! Hmmm…youยดll have to give me a heads up on that next year ok? The photos are fabulous, I love all the purple tones in the photos…purple is such a yummy color…and nature gets that color perfect every time!!! Have a super Friday my friend!!!

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    September 30, 2011 at 07:40

  47. Beautiful scenes and colors tones in your photos.

    Regards and best wishes

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    September 30, 2011 at 08:25

  48. Very beautiful pictures !

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    September 30, 2011 at 10:20

  49. SUPERB! I love the color combination of both hard and soft light ๐Ÿ™‚ Very great composition ๐Ÿ˜€

    Thank you for visiting my site ๐Ÿ™‚
    Biboy Fotograpiya
    Visit the Philippines. Filipino Photo Hobbyist.

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    September 30, 2011 at 11:01

  50. Fantastic pictures! The first one is amazing ๐Ÿ™‚

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    September 30, 2011 at 11:03

  51. Gorgeous light and tones. I especially like the last photo.

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    September 30, 2011 at 11:21

  52. simply beautiful, those resting ducks are just too cute

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    September 30, 2011 at 11:31

  53. Superb capturing of the gentle transition from the warm colours of daylight to the cooler ones of night. Especially like the last scene.

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    September 30, 2011 at 11:43

  54. Hi there โ€“ one of the things I really like about these memes is the way in which you can see the seasons changing in other parts of the world. We have just had the spring equinox โ€“ so itโ€™s the slide into summer for us, as you glide into autumn and winter.
    Great pictures.

    Cheers โ€“ Stewart M

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    September 30, 2011 at 11:52

  55. Delightful colours!

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    September 30, 2011 at 12:03

  56. Winter has arrived ! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Not me, your photos say so.

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    September 30, 2011 at 13:42

    • Not winter – but the gentle onset of autumn.

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      September 30, 2011 at 13:43

  57. I just love your purply water and skies.

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    September 30, 2011 at 13:50

  58. Your photos are stunning. Beautiful view, and breathe-taking colors of sky!

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    September 30, 2011 at 15:47

  59. The old, twisty pier is what did it for me. Brings back so many memories. Thanks.

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    September 30, 2011 at 15:51

  60. Fabulous shots.

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    September 30, 2011 at 16:00

  61. Great colours!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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    September 30, 2011 at 16:13

  62. JM

    I am always amazed at the gorgeous light in your captures!

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    September 30, 2011 at 16:23

  63. Ah! The colors so soothing and calming. Great shots.

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    September 30, 2011 at 16:32

  64. I love the lavender shades. Beautiful captures.

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    September 30, 2011 at 17:06

  65. These beautiful photos and your words made me feel especially peaceful. Have a lovely weekend and thanks for your kind comment on my recent “Notte Bianca a Marta” post.

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    September 30, 2011 at 18:13

  66. Splendid sunset!
    Really love the colours.

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    September 30, 2011 at 19:09

  67. Simply beautifully captured shots…lovely composition!

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    September 30, 2011 at 19:09

  68. you captured this in photos and words so beautifully
    i love the violets of the sky ~

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    September 30, 2011 at 19:16

  69. Aye, these “do it” for me too!……. whata wonderful way to spend a friday evening, chilling out to your pics!…. thank you!….:)

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    September 30, 2011 at 19:18

  70. “Dance of Light and Dark”
    Perfectly apropos!

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    September 30, 2011 at 19:55

  71. Hi Fi, I’m up to my eyeballs in fall here in CO, but I always love the serenity of your lake to offer s bit of reflection to my day (a pun but I didn’t really intend it!). That curving dock with resting ducks is my metaphor for life today!

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    September 30, 2011 at 19:57

  72. Wonderful colors of your sky! I love that lilac in nr 2. The light is great at this time of year.
    Happy weekend to you:-)

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    September 30, 2011 at 20:35

  73. Lovely post-processing on these peaceful lake scenes, Fi. I’ve always sought respite in balance. And then sometimes not. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    September 30, 2011 at 20:41

    • Thanks. The only post processing was to boost the colours one notch in iPhoto. It really did look like this – amazingly enough!

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      October 1, 2011 at 07:31

  74. These photos are stunning, I can feel the peace in them. Thank you so much for visiting my blog and commenting, I hope you stop by again soon :o)

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    September 30, 2011 at 20:44

  75. Lady Fi, those are gorgeous!

    Say, I have a problem with my RSS feed, it won’t pull up your site. I only get a gray screen. But I can access this through the comments on my blog. Wondering if it’s me?

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    September 30, 2011 at 21:51

  76. Breath taking views Lady Fi. Sometimes, it’s good to have darkness in life. It’s during the dark times that we are able appreciate the light — just like your beautiful photos. The dark contrast really shows off the beauty of the gorgeous lights. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    October 1, 2011 at 01:04

  77. Beautiful photos, beautiful thoughts.

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittieโ€™s Guide to Adventurous Travel

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    October 1, 2011 at 03:31

  78. Jeanie

    I love your gentle views and photos. I like waht Emily Gooch, above, said about the dark times helping us appreciate the light.
    What beauty you have, again, shown in these shots.

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    October 1, 2011 at 03:44

  79. You bring a little peace and harmony to our lives just by posting your lovely photos and writing your beautiful words. Many thanks. Have a lovely weekend. Mickie ๐Ÿ™‚

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    October 1, 2011 at 04:00

  80. Al

    Those are all absolutely gorgeous, the colors are fantastic and the images so serene.

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    October 1, 2011 at 04:24

  81. I would so love to be sitting in that first capture. All of these are just so calming…just what I needed after this week!

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    October 1, 2011 at 05:28

  82. El Idioto

    I love the last image and the first image has great textures.. I’m very sure that it will make a excellent b/w as well. Rishi

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    October 1, 2011 at 06:07

  83. Very peaceful shots ๐Ÿ™‚

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    October 1, 2011 at 07:37

  84. Such a lovely sunset. My favourite shot is the first one. As El Idioto says (and I’m sure not really un idioto), the textures are great. Happy weekend!
    Janice. xx

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    October 1, 2011 at 14:05

  85. Beautiful photos of the sunset. Wonderfully captured.

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    October 1, 2011 at 14:52

  86. Beautiful metaphor – Love the way you capture these peaceful moments, the colours are once again amazing.

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    October 1, 2011 at 20:38

  87. Another lovely post, LadyFi. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    October 2, 2011 at 00:24

  88. Oooooooooooh, love all! But the first shot attracts me so much… it invites me to walk the peer! Thank you for so much beauty!

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    October 2, 2011 at 04:52

  89. Such Loveliness shared~

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    October 2, 2011 at 09:11

  90. Wonderful post with fantastic shots and lovely words!
    Thanks for sharing;o)

    ***
    Happy day****

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    October 2, 2011 at 12:17

  91. So true! Love that purple light!

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    October 3, 2011 at 04:25

  92. wonderful series, stunning photos, my favorite item sunset and sunrises ๐Ÿ™‚
    thanks for posting, and also thanks for your kind comments

    Greetings, Bram

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    October 4, 2011 at 07:18

  93. Gorgeous!

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    October 6, 2011 at 17:34

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