Yesterday was a good day

Yesterday was a good day. Even though we are in mid winter the sky was blue and the light that crisp sort of light you only get in winter. You know the opposite of the sort revealed by Joel Meyerowitz in Cape Light where for example in plate 36 Vivian how shows the orange warm fuzzy light and not the crisp blue light of yesterday.

I read the papers for most of the day with the TV showing the football in the background. At about 3 .40 the sun was getting low and I was presented with this vista.

Somehow the image just spoke to me and captured for me the closing of the day. Now if I had planed this image it would have had the Sunday papers in it, or some small reference to disability and maybe that would have improved it. However those inclusions would have also changed the nature of the subject matter whereas here I think the photo is purely about light and time. As well as making me think of Meyerowitz the photo also made me think of Gregory Crewdson’s Twilight imagery and Hopper’s paintings as they all share a melancholy.

About Pete

South Londoner struggling with life, art and photography.
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