After writing about my adventure through the Multiverse, my thoughts turned to all things light. I have a friend who has been living in Lapland for several years, well into the Arctic Circle. His tales of life in a world where there is complete darkness for half the year fill me with awe and wonder. Such extremes fascinate me but I suspect it wouldn’t take too long for me to go a little stir crazy without light, because photographs of the pitch black really aren’t terribly interesting. Mind you, he has seen the Northern Lights on many an occasion, which more than makes up for an absentee sun.
Here are a few images of light sources I have taken over the course of my travels. First up, one of the many, many camp fires I huddled around during my recent road trip around the US.
The Baily Lighthouse shining brightly along the coast of Howth Head in Dublin, Ireland.
The illuminated waters of the fountain at Columbus Circle in New York creating great golden arcs of light.
Elegant light fixtures along the Asbury Park boardwalk in New Jersey, just starting to glow as the sun started to fade.
Dazzling chandeliers in Grand Central Terminal evoke the glamour of a bygone era.
Last but not least, my favourite light source of all; the moon. This was taken in midtown Manhattan the night after the Supermoon. On the night of the Supermoon the entire city was engulfed in fog, but the following night the moon managed to push into view.
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