“To photograph is to hold one’s breath, when all faculties converge to capture fleeting reality…”
I feel as though I hold my breath every evening as I watch the sun descend behind Bunker Hill. Sometimes, I am happy just to be a part of the experience, at others I feel compelled to photograph it. These images are from last evening, when peach transformed into pink and then a dull violet. I found the shifts in color to be unexpected, and that violet to be more muted than I thought it would be.
The sheep are all back in the barn by this time of evening, and so it’s usually just Bowie and me who are graced by Nature’s last light show of the day. I am all about the visual, while Bowie is intent upon what she hears: deer making their way through the woods, bats circling silently, the village dogs calling out their evening messages. Darkness takes me indoors to the farmhouse, while Bowie lopes off into the pastures to make her perimeter checks – a white wolf against the inky black sky.