I have been struggling with my photo these past couple of days... shaped by the things I see and hear. Like everyone I suppose, I go through moments of despair and faith, darkness and hope, sadness and joy, even hate and love. I am lucky, love is all around me and quenches every aspect of my life. But, it is always a balance, this teeter-totter ride we are on especially in these unprecedented times. Unfortunately, what we see around us is becoming seemingly black or white, I fear that clarity because it fosters a violent reaction. It is never really black or white. If I can apply a metaphor hear, life is very much like a photograph.
There are always varying levels of light, sometimes bright, sometimes gray, sometimes dark. There is beauty in that diversity. Life and photography share equivalent markers; balance, exposure, contrast, highlight, shadow, clarity, sharpness, luminance, detail, smoothness, noise, aberration, vignette, transformation and correction. As in an image. there are so many nuances to life. Nothing is ever just black or white. Balance is difficult, I hope and pray that we all aspire to be the best image of ourselves, neither white nor black, but a beautifully diverse mishmash of individuality ever pursuing the true value of our existence, LOVE.
Nikon D610, 28mm, f/3.5, 1/4 sec, ISO 6400
I am Robert McKay Jones, a photographer from Sterling, Massachusetts and North Fort Myers, FL. I take photographs almost every day. I post my favorites here.