even more on light


 So I was going through my archives over the weekend, and the other light-related thought that struck me (besides the one from yesterday, I mean) was how different the light is in different cities and countries.  Am I the only person who feels this?  It's not just dependent on the time of the day, either -- I mean, of course, different hours have different tones, but all the tones feel like they're in the same colour family.

For example, in some places, the light feels very blue (Houston feels blue, actually, like in the shot above that I took yesterday evening).  In Seattle, the light felt somewhat silvery to me.  In Kenya, the light was yellow.  Napa was definitely white.   I'm not sure what causes this change for me -- altitude, maybe, or simply the earth, buildings and other reflective surfaces around me -- but it's definitely there, and the light is definitely different.

And yes, I am very aware that I sound a bit crazy.

In a desperate attempt to explain, however, I found this really lovely little video that did two things:

(1) it sort of illustrates the differences in quality of light in different places (in an albeit really quick, somewhat-difficult-to-detect way); and

(2) it gave me a serious case of wanderlust.


Karen Walrond13 Comments