As the Light Goes Quiet | Giving Thanks

I’m back in Ohio this week, visiting friends and family for the Thanksgiving holiday. I brought along a camera body and a few lenses. Tripod too. I’ll get out and photograph sometime while here. Just don’t know when. It has to be the right time, place and light. I’ll know it when it hits. If it doesn’t, that’s okay too.

But I do love the low light and long shadows of November. Whether back on Hilton Head Island or in Dayton, Ohio. It’s as if the season begins to fall back within itself, providing that last bit of autumn before the long winter slumber. Mostly bare branches (Ohio) against the purple and pinks of an early sunset. Backlit Spanish Moss highlighted against the big Live Oak (South Carolina). Peace. Gratitude. Quiet. And then the rush toward Christmas.

I’m thankful for the opportunity to photograph. I’m thankful for the opportunity to share my visual discoveries. I’m thankful for these places and moments of peace. Most of all I’m thankful just to be here and to be with family and friends.

Lost in the light. Words fail me so I’m hoping these images – captured the previous two weeks on Hilton Head – can also convey my gratitude for all that I’m blessed with and the gifts that greet my eyes and camera.

To all those who are reading this, peace this Thanksgiving. Peace in the light and love of life.

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