Thursday, April 26, 2007

Into the light

As much as we’ve studied light and its characteristics, and as much as we’ve accomplished in harnessing the power of light, there are still things we don’t understand about it. Like, where does it come from and where does it go? Light is still a mystery.

What we see with our eyes is merely an illusion. We can’t see the objects in front of us. What we see is the light that is reflected from those objects. Without light, nothing happens. God’s very first act of creation was to speak light into existence. Pretty basic stuff, light is.

I go around with a little lightproof box capturing these reflected beams of light. They carry the attributes of the objects they’ve just bounced off of and transfers those attributes onto a slim sheet of plastic coated with an emulsion of silver particles. It’s not a whole lot different from a child running around with a jar catching insects. They’ll be examined for a while and maybe the more spectacular specimens will be shown to others to ooh and ahh over.

This blog is my jar. These photos are what I’ve captured. Maybe you’ll ooh or ahh. Maybe you won’t. That’s OK.

I’ll keep running around catching those beams.

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


Photo Traces said...

do not even try to understand, just enjoy it :-)

love your picture, great colors and interesting composition.

Jessica said...

Not only a beautiful photograph, but a well-stated and wonderful post...i love the analogy

Brett said...

where oh where did u find such a beautiful subject ???

JennieBoo said...

Beautiful picture. God's handiwork is gorgeous.

And your post was so beautiful, as well.

Keep capturing the light. I will enjoy!

Thanks for sharing your beautiful picture!

Happy Thursday!

Sprittibee said...

Amen. Love that photo. It is surreal.