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Light at the End of the Day

By justeline
Dark thoughts, dark art, dark night
I’m tired and I have no fight.
Dark poetry, dark words
His photos were a bright spot.
The light attracted me.
Water and sky get my favor
So I look and I savor the light, the beach, the sky.
Photographer, come and laugh with me.
Laughter and light is how I think of your art.
What can I say?
You came and laughed with me
You were a bright spot in my day.

<div align="right">Title and poem by ~LavenderMystt [link]

I’m leaving in two days and probably won’t be back for at least three weeks, so I thought I’d leave you with one of my “sentimental value” shots as a farewell.

This shot was taken on February 14, 2009. Yep, St Valentine’s day and frankly I can’t imagine of a better way to spend such a day, or any day for that matter. True, the day was too cloudy to hope for any kind of color and drama in the sky but it was such a lovely afternoon to stay inside and I really wanted to show this place to *KirlianCamera as it always had a very special place in my heart and memories. I wasn’t into the mood for serious photography seeing how colorless the day was so I just strolled along, trying to locate the ducks (yes, this is the place where Splish Splash was shot and yes SnowWhite is still there) when I noticed this rock formation. I liked their symmetry (shameless confession I thought at the time that they seemed to form a heart but I guess it was a side effect of the day :blushes: ) so I thought I’d give it a shot (pan intended).

Indeed that sunset gave no color to the clouds, only the faintest hint of some pink here and there but I liked this shot precisely because of its cool tones. I hope it isn’t too much of a shock to you :giggle:

Hope you enjoy your visit here!

PS This photo is dedicated to ~LavenderMystt for naming it and “dressing” it with her poem and to the photographer who is the bright spot in my days.

Location: Langada port, Chios island

tech stuff

Camera: Nikon D300
Lens: Tokina 12-24 @ 12mm
Aperture: f/22
Shutter Speed: 15"
ISO: 200
Filters: Lee 2 stop soft grad ND (0.6), Lee 1 stop soft grad ND (0.3), Hoya ND 8 (3 stop ND)
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MandyMaerwolf's avatar
Oh my goodness! I love this one to death!
beautiful, hope you don't mind I use it here:
AnnaAnhya's avatar
great shot ,,,, i wonder if i can use it in a photoshop design :D ?
RemiGarciaPhoto's avatar
again a really good one Mary ;-)
N-rose5's avatar
justeline's avatar
So glad you like it dear, thank you so much! :)
EverBroken's avatar
But the bottom rock that's slightly to the right DOES look like a heart! :) At least, to me it does! :heart:
justeline's avatar
haha, exactly what I thought! Glad you saw it too!
JACAC's avatar
j u s t .... WOW!!!!
justeline's avatar
Thank you Jose, so glad you like it!:)
devilicious's avatar
the heart shaped rock in the front :faint:
justeline's avatar
hehe, you noticed too, glad I'm not the only one who saw it!
Thank you Mary! :hug:
gn3Ddesign's avatar
Absolutely awesome! I Love all your photos - keep it up :)
justeline's avatar
So glad to hear that Clemens, once again many thanks for the support and encouragement! :)
gn3Ddesign's avatar
You're welcome, Maria ;) - keep it up :)
LightnessOf's avatar
You named this ' Light at the end of the day' and how strange because i have had a sad night and then, about an hour ago, i just felt ~light~ again and i happened in on your photo :) It's a perfect end to my day ! Just beautiful ! Kate xox
justeline's avatar
That's so wonderful to know Kate! Thank you so much dear, hope you always feel light and bright and happy! :hug:
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Featured in my journal: [link]
Maciej-Koniuszy's avatar
Mmm :) so many rocks :D Place for me! :D

Great photo.
justeline's avatar
haha, seems this little island has nothing but rocks! You'd love it! Thanks Maciej! :hug:
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