Recently I caught myself looking at something and thinking, "The light is so beautiful there. I wish I could photograph someone there." I once heard a friend say that we as photographers are chasers of light. Until recently I didn't fully understand how that pertained to me. Looking at the pictures I took today, I see it so clearly. But I realize I chase after light in more than just the visual of light and shadow. I seek the light within people... like a friend who talks with her hands, but takes a break from her excitement and rests them on her lap. Or the light I seek in gaining knowledge in that which is unknown or foreign to me. That is light to me. And I look for it wherever I go.
On my road trip through California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas I did some studies on exposure and light. Here's the results!
I thought this use of chain mail was quite lovely. It was in a restaurant in Hayward. The chain mail was used as a divider between the bar and restaurant areas. It reached all the way to the high ceilings and was lit by a lovely chartreuse color.