abstract cloud-like shapes in opposite shades of dark and light

The Dark and The Light (a)

–Brilliant light, utter darkness, both cloud-like. After you look at it a while, the dark seems to eat away at existence itself. But, like the heavens, the light exists above all else.

You may also see a diabolical face within the light, which calls to mind the expression about the devil himself masquerading as an angel of light.

This is another cut and orientation of the very same image–The Dark and The Light (b). It is less abstract and has a different feel–less tension, more beauty:

abstract cloud-like shapes in opposite shades of dark and light

I thought they were both worth sharing.

These are the first in a brand new collection that I’m calling “Skyward”–images of earth-bound objects, usually in silhouette, contrasting in various ways with dramatic skies and ranging from the amusing to the beautiful to the poignant.

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What the camera saw:
the dark and the light, as shotAfter composing on the spot, I only had to adjust the contrast to emphasize the existing drama (and tone down the brightness a bit).

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