After yesterday I was not sure if I could do anything really creative today, but such was not the case. Art does save us in many ways, no matter what that art form may be. Picking up the camera and looking for the light this evening helped bring me back to the present.
It helped that I had something to work on! Kat Sloma announced another topic for us to Explore with our cameras, the lights of night. It did my heart good to pick up the camera and play with it some today. Using my 50mm lens I did a bit of exploring right around the time that the sun went down, between 5:00 and 5:30pm. I set the camera in shutter priority, did not use a tripod, and gained a new appreciation of this wonderful, simple lens.
Though I did try to photograph holiday lights, I found that it was more fun to look at businesses that were open and see how the light came through the windows. This last image is my favorite.
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