Overcoming outer and inner darkness

jchanders

Hilversum, Netherlands

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Shooting a sunrise in June is an early endeavour. After all, getting out at 5 am is not quite the usual thing to do. Not for me either. But I can tell you that it is a totally rewarding experience.

To see how the sun overcomes the darkness is a great sight in itself, but it also can help to give you an inner light which you will not experience at a later time of the day. Yes, it often enough has helped me to overcome my inner darkness which unfortunately I have to fight against time and again. No, when depression hits hard no sunrise can get me out of the inner paralysis, but when the inner shadows are weaker, yes, then the expectation of a great sunrise can help to break the blockade.

And as I have sometimes mentioned it before, it is you folks who help me to go out so early, too. After all, the knowledge that I cannot only find light and colour myself out there in nature, but that I can share it with you, that I can give some pleasure or even inspiration to someone out there in the wide world who is yearning for it just as much as I do ever so often, yes, this knowledge is a great stimulus for getting into action. And action is what I need when I am down.

So let us hope for more such sunrises as this one which I shot last June here on the Horneboeg Heath at Hilversum when the sun was just high enough to be reflected in the mist still hovering on the lover parts of the heath and still too low to eat up the mist by its quickly increasing warmth.

Hilversum, 9th June 2008, 5.36 am
Nikon D80, Nikkor 18-200 mm at 52 mm
F 22, 1/25, ISO 100

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