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I got up early this morning, on a Saturday, to go search for the light! So many mornings while I'm stuck at my desk at my day job, there has been some beautiful morning light for photography. My husband took the above photo about this time last year. The mountain appeared to be on fire, lit by the earliest morning sun beams. This is what I hoped to find today. But it was not so.
The beams of orange light, glowing over the eastern horizon quickly turned to a dull yellow, blocked by cloud and denied to break thru & light the mountains I was set up to shoot. I could see the edges of blue sky along the western horizon, some glowing yellow light to the south, but nothing came through the clouds to light anything for my lens. It just wasn't meant to be this morning.
However, the forecast calls for some sun later in the day, so perhaps I'll get my chance with the light later this afternoon.
Looking for light for photography can be compared to human's search for enlightenment. Everybody seeks SOMETHING. And we all go about it in different ways. Often, we can get on the wrong path, the wrong idea to finding what we seek. And we take this path, hoping to find the light we are longing for only to be disappointed at the outcome, like I was this morning.
Its only when we seek the true 'light of this world' that we can be truly enlightened.
Jesus said in John 8:12 "I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life."
"If we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another" 1 John 1:7
And when we receive this light that we seek, we then become lights pointing the way for others to find what they seek.
"You may become blameless and harmless, children of God without falut in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world." Philippians 2:15
So when you do meet someone who is searching for this type of light, "Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven." Matthew 5:16