Wednesday, March 28, 2007


My photo posts this week have admittedly been on the negative side, and this one is no exception. It is of an approaching storm passing over a barn. It’s the original image on the color negative film I used to take the photo. In this image is all of the information needed to produce a positive image of the same scene.

We live in a world of opposites. Good and evil, positive and negative, yin and yang, thesis and antithesis. The experience is so common that we don’t even think about it much. We’re used to it. We expect it. We plan around it, mostly in an attempt to stack the deck in favor of the positive and minimizing the negative.

There’s wisdom to be gained in the negative. I can look back over those moments when it seemed the picture was turned the wrong way. It’s helped me see the positive more clearly.

Click on picture to enlarge. Photograph © 2007 James Jordan.

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