Tuesday, May 16, 2017

To Capture Rapture

Underlit can mean inadequately or poorly lit — or it can mean lit from beneath. As in these trees, glowing from within, it seems, though drawing their light from the setting sun.

They shine like this for only a few minutes each evening, and woe to the photographer who thinks she can bounce a few more minutes on the trampoline before snapping a shot. She will be disappointed. 

Because it only takes an instant for the light to drain away, for the trees to move from emerald to forest, to lose their glow, to become ordinary.

But this night, I stopped bouncing, climbed down off the contraption, ran inside and grabbed my phone. It's difficult to capture rapture. But that's what I was trying to do. 

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