“The future is uncertain but the end is always near.” ― Jim Morrison
I have previously shared my observation that Time’s method of “healing all wounds” is most often through the obliteration of the wounded. Photographs are frequently intentional or unintentional markers and milestones of the obliteration of the wounds of the past. Nothing like Time can so effectively and completely take something that once had value and deep significance — like a home whose walls contained laughter and tears, birth and death, good times and bad, a family — and transform it into a nuisance, an eyesore, and a hindrance to progress. And what is progress but the infliction of new wounds and the ongoing assurance of job security for Time?
“Clouds suit my mood just fine.”
― Marie Lu, Champion
I don’t think I could have been much more pleased with the clouds in this photo. Captured just minutes before a torrential afternoon thunderstorm was unleashed upon us, the B&W conversion allowed me to push the range of tones in the image and pull out those clouds. Deepening the blacks created a darker mood and atmosphere not as present in the color image but, for me, took it from “So what?” to “Oh, nice!”. I hope you like it, too.
“Past Life”, Nikon D800, ISO 640 f/13 at 1/640sec., 125mm