Sometimes the lights all shining on me...

September 13, 2015  •  2 Comments

...other times I can barely see...  a great Grateful Dead lyric, thank you Robert Hunter...and one I think about all the time.  A few weeks ago I made pictures that felt good at the moment of their making and this week as I selected and finished them the feeling was still there.  Seemed like the light was all shining on me.

Abhayagiri Buddhist Monastery, Redwood Valley, CAAbhayagiri Buddhist Monastery, Redwood Valley, CA

One of the ways I know I'm in my zone is when I keep finding different ways to see the same thing and that was happening at the Abhayagiri Monastery in Redwood Valley, CA.  I only spent a few hours there but every minute felt good - I kept seeing more.

Abhayagiri Buddhist Monastery, Redwood Valley, CAAbhayagiri Buddhist Monastery, Redwood Valley, CA

So here are three ways I saw the same face.  A foot or two here a foot or two there, a little up or a little down and what was revealed was totally changed.  How wonderful, no right way, just beautiful.

Abhayagiri Buddhist Monastery, Redwood Valley, CAAbhayagiri Buddhist Monastery, Redwood Valley, CA

That's what I love about shooting icons.  They don't change - or at least not very fast.  The light changes of course but what mainly changes is me.  What I bring to it, what is revealed when I'm patient, what is really there but I don't always see.  The eyes are always looking but perception is a sometime thing...and that's another song.

If you want to see more all the pictures are at http://andyromanoff.zenfolio.com/best 


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2.Lois(non-registered)
lovely; thanks.
1.Barry Smolin(non-registered)
Beautiful, Andy. As always. To quote another Hunter line: "Once in a while you get shown the light in the strangest of places if you look at it right."

Keep on watching and waiting.
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