Edited to add: I completely forgot I used this photo in the silhouette challenge only a few weeks ago! Forgive me regular readers, buying a house has scrambled my brain. From now on I’m only going to use recent photos in these challenges, unless I’m really sure the image is good enough and not been seen here before.
I’m drawn to contrasts in life. To appreciate joy, we need sadness; to appreciate life, we need death; to appreciate the beauty of the stars, we need the darkness of the night. Renewal is one such contrast, a sea change for the better.
I shot this through an open car window as we were driving out of Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado, USA. I was actually aiming for the repetition of the dead trees into the distance, but later the burst of light through the silhouettes is what kept my attention. Funny how a photo can change meaning even to the photographer! It’s one of those photos that’s a bit odd and I’m too close to it to tell if it’s actually any good, but it feels “renewal-ly” to me.
In other news, I’m currently in Cairns, having flown up here to witness the solar eclipse on Wednesday. Now there’s a contrast. It was pretty epic! More on that another day (but if you want a sneak peak, two of my eclipse photos are up on flickr).