Thursday, January 19, 2006


An afternoon of ice fishing

An afternoon of ice fishing, originally uploaded by Bitterroot.

Chasing the light

One day recently, on behalf of our current theme of celebrating light, I explored different facets of light in southwestern Wisconsin from sunup to sundown. For the next few days, I'll post some glimpses of changing light at different moments of the day.

Late afternoon: the way the light bounces between the ice and the sky, with the dark shoreline framing each, is a classic Wisconsin winter scene. The little figures to the right, peering down at the hole they are drilling, added a human touch to what would otherwise be a forbidding landscape.

It really does look like this time of day is a almost a contest between sky and lake ... or maybe not a contest -- maybe more like a conversation. And they are conversing while ignoring -- completely ignoring -- the forest, the land. Which is black as it can be. I like that - the light, tossed back and forth between sky and ice. Like an idea.
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