Monday, April 01, 2013

Thematic Photographic 238 - Sunrise, Sunset

Old vs new. Old wins.
Montreal, QC
February 2013
Some of my most meaningful moments in the day seem to occur around when the sun first makes its appearance in the sky, and again when it heads below the horizon for the night.

Photographically, the quality of the light around these times of day is sublimely lovely. But there's far more to it than that. Transitional times like these seem to slow down time as we come face-to-face with an elemental force of our life on this planet. Watching the sky lighten or darken is an act of humble reverence, a chance to feel small, to appreciate that the universe will do its thing no matter how important we humans think we are. Note to self: we aren't.

Another note to self: stare out the window more often when scenes like these present themselves. Life's too short to miss them.

Your turn: Take a sunrise or sunset-themed photo (bonus points for the artistic/source reference) and post it to your blog or website. Leave a comment here letting folks know where to find it. Visit other participants to share in the photographic joy. Head here if you're new to the Thematic thing. And feel free to smile while you're at it: that's the entire point of this little activity of ours.

14 comments:

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I had a premonition about this theme!

(A little birdie told me.)
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Elizabeth Sigalet said...

Beautiful photo and beautiful sentiment!

I have a recent sunset for you.


Gilly said...

I love sunrises and sunsets! Here are mine http://gillymaccsphotos.blogspot.com

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Your blog seems to be restricted, Elizabeth.
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Bob Scotney said...

I have the most recent sunset I could take.
http://bit.ly/11hPTHD

Karen S. said...

Hello Carmi, nice theme and awesome shot you posted! Here's mine

http://twincitiesblather.blogspot.com/2013/04/thematic-photographic-238-sunrise-sunset.html

Max Sartin said...

Fantastic picture. you can see mine here
http://ladunata.blogspot.com/2013/04/sunrise-sunset.html

Michèle Dextras said...

It takes good knowledge of your camera to take good sunrise and sunset photos that I don't have but here is my participation.
http://hiverenfloride.blogspot.ca/2013/04/photographie-thematique-238-les-leves.html

photodoug said...

Here's my Sunrise, Sunset .

M. Bouffant said...

Here's my offering.

And it looks as if the link is below in "links to this post."

Titanium said...

A lot of smiles, an early morning sunrise at the start of a winter fat bike race… what more could anyone ask for?

It’s all here.

Alexia said...

This is a favourite theme of mine; here are some dawn and dusk moments.

fredamans said...

I love orange!!

http://fredamans.blogspot.ca/2013/04/sunrise-sunset.html

Jess Brady said...

Hi there! Great photos everyone :)

Mine are here if you'd like to take a look.

http://jessbrady1035.posterous.com/sunrise-sunset