The soul should always stand ajar ready to welcome the ecstatic experience.
It came to me in a flash — my word for 2014. LIGHT.
It’s a great word for someone besotted with photography, of course, but it’s also an all-round great word, being a verb, a noun and an adjective. It’s a perfect word for someone who wants to simplify and pare down and travel lighter in the world. It will also be a good reminder to light the way for others, make choices that light me up, and lighten up…
Last year my word was DISCOVER, and it led me to so many great places. I explored and experimented and discovered so much about photography — and myself too. It’s amazing how a simple word can infuse and guide your life.
This year I want to study light, chase light, follow light, learn how to capture light — all those things. Light is complex; it has so many different qualities and it appears in so many different ways in photography. It can scorch, shimmer, reflect. It illuminates and casts shadows. It can be a softly lit pool in the gloom or a full-blown radiant sunset. Light helps us see the full catastrophe of life (as Zorba the Greek would say). To take a long, loving look at the real…we need light.
In 2014, let there be light.
18 thoughts on “Let there be light…”
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Yes let there very light…so we don’t lose our way. A great word for you. You find the light at sunrise, sunset and in between. I’m impressed with how much you lightened your load last year.
I can’t wait to see how you “shine” for us this year.
A wonderful post Sherry.
Fantastic word Sherry. Can’t wait to see where it takes you.
Great quote, and wonderful image. I look forward to your further explorations on Light!
What a great choice, Sherry.
There are SO many possibilities with this word.
Happy day to you!
Perfect word choice Sherry! I’m excited to see where your new word takes you this year.
What a great word, so all encompassing in many, many ways, and a good challenge as well.
A great word, it covers so many topics and you are great at finding it.
Already, you are discovering such beautiful light and new ways to capture. I’ll be eagerly watching for your new works with “light”. Love your description how it scorches, shimmers, and reflects! Magnificent!
What a treat to be in a place with such beauty, those skies, the ocean the color awesome Sherry.
Oh, I think Light is perfect, Sherry! I’m sure this year will be just wonderful for you.
Can’t wait to hear and see about your journey re-discovering “Light” 🙂
How perfect for you Sherry. You got me thinking about what word I would choose for this year. The first word that came to mind was acceptance – but that is way too passive for me. I’ll have to think on it. I love your feature photo and look forward to seeing how you capture light during the coming year.
Thank You Sherry once again what a wonderful theme for 2014 — the world can never have enough Light!!!!!! So Let there Be Light throughout 2014!!!!
Oh! What a perfect word for a photographer! I can just imagine all the adventures you’ll find with this one.
Wonderfully said and photographed! I hadn’t thought of light as noun, verb and adjective all in one – I like this!
What a wonderful image, Sherry. I love that long sweeping view and the way the clouds create a feeling of movement. There is certainly light shining on the sand and filtering through the clouds. Light! A wonderful word to choose for your year!
you’re more than half way there since your images are beautiful illuminations p.s. lighter is one of mine – that’s weight just for starters
This is just great!