The Light That Struggles to be Seen…

…can be a metaphor for difficult times. On Thanksgiving Day I needed some air so I went down to Kirkland’s waterfront. The fog was so heavy it laid on the water like a great dollop of heavy cream. Seattle’s skyline, just across the lake – nowhere to be seen. A cormorant fishing twenty yards off – barely visible. Foghorns – dimly heard.Β  And the figures at the end of the pierΒ  – vague shadows…

As I began to walk back to the car the sun burned a hole through the fog, lighting up a child throwing rocks into the lake. I hadn’t brought a filter so I held my sunglasses in front of the camera for a final, strangely lit shot:

The Word Press Weekly Photo Challenge is to show light by featuring a light source, so I thought it appropriate that the light source, in these darkening days, was barely visible. Here are other interpretations of the challenge.


45 comments

  1. Oh Lyn, both beautiful shots and what a sight for you to catch when the sun did come through the fog. It brings quite a lump to the throat. . .. I hope you managed to get the fresh air you needed.

  2. I loved my week un Seattle when i Was 17!
    Reading your post and viewing your pictures brings me back then. Also love the way you take pictures. Well written as well…

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    • One of the interesting things that afternoon was that quite a few people were waking onto the pier, and most were speaking either Indian/Pakistani or Chinese. I heard very little English. With Microsoft HQ nearby we’re very diverse, but not typically to that degree. So I was thinking the “natives” were still inside celebrating a more traditional Thanksgiving and the non-natives had eaten their fill and wanted to get out. Just a theory…

  4. What a lovely moment to capture BB . a feeling of intimacy between parent and child sharing time together in a simple way ..
    I hope you found the fresh air you were seeking πŸ™‚

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