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Moment Of Illumination

Arla M. Ruggles

Cherry Creek-Ely_NV, United States

Artist's Description

I nearly got frostbitten – literally! — while trying to capture the sunrise in the my mother’s treasured old hurricane lamp. It was -20F, and I had to lie in the snow, waiting for that instant.
It lasted … a few seconds … and then … it was over.
After all that suffering, I was suddenly stricken by the realization that carrying the now-frozen lamp back into the warm house would put at terrible risk of breaking …. my departed mother’s hundred-year-old lamp!


Oh, sure! A rational person would have just PhotoShopped something. But NO! I wanted my vision to be authentic …. yet …. eventually conceded to add the foreground grass. I was not about to go back out and try it again.
(Maybe come summer. ;p)


Outside Lamps Challenge on Absolute Clarity
(2013.JUN.29)
Time Challenge on Odd One Out
(2009.AUG.30)

  1. Preserving History
    (2013.JUN.21)
  2. Image Writing
    (2013.MAR.10)
  3. In One’s Mind’s Eye
    (2013.MAR.10)
  4. Best Of RedBubble
    (2010.NOV.05)
  5. Digital Art Compilations
    (2010.MAY.10)
  6. Too Bright
    (2009.DEC.06)
  7. Rural Around The Globe
    (2009.SEP.01)
  8. The Wild West Show
    (2009.MAR.05)
  9. Image Writing
    (2008.MAR.03)
  10. Live, Love, Dream
    (2008.MAR.03)

SOLD!
Photographic Print
(2013.JUL.06)


Canon 350D EOS
Canon 18/55mm
JASC Paintshop Pro x7 and PhotoImpact x3


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Views: 899 (2010.NOV.05)
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