So interesting to analyze the way light affects our perceptions. Consider this swing. In the direct sunlight, it looks like a bright spot of happiness, enticing you to come sit, swing and bask in the warmth of the rising sun.
Light has long been used to symbolize life and warmth. The absence of light – death. As I look at the photos, I can almost feel the warmth on my face in the first, and a chill come over me in the second. Yet, each picture is the same tree, same swing and same sun from different viewpoints.
It occurs to me that these pictures could easily be used to describe people. Some prefer to face the day, head on, fully optimistic. Others prefer to hide in the shadows, fearful of stepping away from protective cover. Each has the same potential but chooses to view life in a different “light”.