4.29.2010

eine kleine nachtmusik {or a little night music }


one of last week's sunsets...

a little night music {four}


tonight's full moon.

a little night music {two}

a little night music {three}

a little night music {one}

i have not yet mastered night-time photography, but i'm okay with that. sometimes i'd almost rather not, because i love blurry, ethereal images, and my inability to work the camera just right for a crisp shot lends itself to that blurry look i love. tonight was warm and very windy... absolutely one of my favorite kinds of nights. i was out late, and it felt so incredible to feel that wind on my skin, complete with the "better than any music ever written" sound of the wind through the trees. it was the first night of the year that we have had that sound. up until now, even if we had strong enough winds, we did not have enough leaf growth on the trees for that sound to be made.

i was in heaven. pure bliss. there is only one other sound that moves me that much... roaring applause after a powerful performance of classical music. both give me the chills.

the wind also helped with the blur i was hoping for. i wish i could capture sounds the way i can capture images, and then upload them to my blog too. instead, i'll just encourage you all to be on the "lookout" for that sound. if you have never {or have not recently } taken notice of it, do it soon. and if you have been observantly admiring it, you know just what i mean.

it's also that time of year when i will be taking loads of sunset photos. i think i went out chasing sunsets three to four times a week last spring and summer. i often got shots i loved, but it was more than that for me. it was the experience. the intentionality to see. that is what makes those evenings memorable. the photos that turned out well are just the icing on the cake... or to put into a musical context... the bow and encore at the end of an already memorable concert.

9 comments:

slommler said...

I love your "blurry" photos! I consider them artistic statements of the romance of the full moon. Very cool!
And I know what you mean about the "sound". It is awesome.
HUgs
SueAnn

Steve Gravano said...

Sometimes knowing too much technical stuff and getting bogged down with equipment inhibits the creative process. Photography was always about seeing light and not about equipment. I love the first and second moon photos.

Deidra said...

so good to see you today! no apologies needed. ever. i'm working on the night time photography, too. i smiled when i read that you're not letting it stress you out. these photos are beautiful!

Hi Kooky said...

I love wind on my skin and the sound of wind through the trees too. So much. It transports me up and out of this world into another. Our house backs up to a bunch of mature trees, and I love to hear them rustle AND I love to hear all the birds singing away. Simply divine. Money couldn't buy a more glorious sound.

Your night photos are so wonderfully moody - you really captured the moon so large!

Looking forward to more of your springtime photo adventures!

spread your wings said...

i enjoyed your description of a warm windy evening. thanks for your reminder to us to just be quite and experience the sound and feel of nature - unlike anything else. i agree with you. to me nature can be intoxicating.

S. Etole said...

you've given us so much more than just a photo of the moon ...

Meri said...

The first full moon photo is an ├ętude or perhaps a sonata. (I'm resisting the urge to say "Moonlight Sonata," but I guess I failed). Lovely!

mrs mediocrity said...

Oh that was beautiful Georgia, and I know just what you mean...that sound, and that experience. Live it, love it, keep looking for it!

Lisa said...

Oh. Just beautiful. I so love the moon through the trees. I think that is my favorite. Just lovely! Oh, and there is a tree right outside my bedroom window, and we usually sleep with the window open at night! I love listening to the rustling leaves, so much! It's the best kind of lullaby. :)