This photograph really shows how Florida's light and color can take you by surprise. Here, you can see the color of the sky reflected in the roof of this building. You can also see the shadow of the tree across the front of the building, giving a mottled or 'lacy' effect to the sunlight.
I admit that most people can't see the point of this photo, but I love it. If you look closely at the wall, you can see a sort of rainbow 'aura' from the refracted light on the side of the warehose---even more so on the one beside it. This was one of the earliest photos I took, so it must be circa 1997. I believe this is the small, very pretty old Levy County town of Williston Florida, the "gateway to the Nature Coast." There were plenty of other things there to photograph, but this one really resonates for me. Don and I were particularly fond of taking photos of commercial buildings (or maybe that was just me, come to think of it)
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was a lovely little rural church in a little town out in the
country---Lulu, I think it was called. All three roofs here were
shining so brightly you could hardly bear to look at them. A sort of
intimation of how the world would look in the presence of God, or so I
felt at the time. That was an amazingly beautiful day---a different
year and season from the preceding photograph.
This photograph is one of my all-time favorite summer scenes. I love the way the light reflects off the tin and shines through the bush, while the rest of the house is just a mysterious dark silhouette. I am not sure anymore exactly where I was when I took this photograph. I didn't label it and all I know was that it was sometime in 1999.
It's odd that I can't remember where it was because I can remember taking it. Don didn't think it would come out and was annoyed with me for taking it anyway. Then when I showed it to him, he didn't like it because it's so dark.To me, it perfectly evokes that mysterious feeling of certain summer afternoons and the contrasts between brilliant light and deep shade. When I look at this picture it's always accompanied by the phantom smell of damp wood. Central Florida has many beauties: many lakes and creeks and forest. In my imagination, this house is near a creek and perhaps overlooks it. I wish I could remember more.