One of the things I love most about photography
Is trying to capture the light.
It’s much easier to do
When you visit a magnificent cathedral
Like Notre Dame in Paris.
You don’t have to be religious
To have your breath taken away by the interior
And the simple yet beautiful ceiling.
I love the way the stained glass windows
Create rainbows of light on an old wall in the cathedral.
The play of shadow makes the sculptures
Look like real people.
Back outside again, I’m surprised by a shadow
Of what appears to be an alien.
I have to look twice to see
That it’s the shadow of an eagle!
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The skies in February
Ranged from peaceful snowy scenes
And my favourite kind of sparkle —
Hoar frost in the early setting sun
To the jackpot of frosted branches
And gently falling snow.
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The great big
Hallelujah of the sun
Bursting out into song
Over rooftops and trees
Gives me energy.
Even the melody of the setting sun
In the city a couple of weeks ago
Sang a beautiful tune.
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It’s been gloomy and grey here
And I’m sad to see winter trying to say farewell.
But sometimes, all you have to do
Is look up (and hope you have your camera with you)
And appreciate the rays of light where you find them.
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When the broken yolk of the sun
Splashed over the ice,
I knew a wonderful sky was coming.
(I snapped Ruby with my mobile phone.)
I rushed home to get my ‘big’ camera
And was just in time
To see the sky
Romancing the snow.
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November was mild and grey —
But one day, the sun broke through the cover
To create a lovely golden horizon of trees.
Clouds floated by
In rainbow colours,
And, of course, Ruby had to pose
At the end of the jetty under the silver sky.
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Frosted jetty —
The approach of winter brings beauty.
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You can be tattered, but still beautiful.
My father is ill so I’m in England visiting him and won’t be replying to your kind comments.
See you at the end of the week.
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There’s nothing more delicious
Than the blue hour of morning,
When clouds freckle the lake,
Boats float on blue silk,
And leaf-studded frost
Decorates the jetty.
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November is a grey month, so you have to look hard for colour.
I found it here
In a red leaf with rain in the background.
A flash of gold
Reminds me that we have to hang on
And have hope at this time of year.
In the right light,
Even an ageing leaf
Can look like a stained glass window.
“Don’t leaf me!” Ruby seems to be saying,
As we wave farewell to autumn.
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