Light The Sky

3 Mar
Light The Sky :: Maine

Light The Sky :: Maine

All this time
The Sun never says to the Earth,

“You owe me.”

What happens
With a love like that,
It lights the whole sky.”


(Working title: “JJ Acadia”, for those JJ Abrams fans out there! Or Acadia fans, as the case may be.  Both = a double win! lol)

It’s been a busy few weeks…as I mentioned last week, we are working on a book (which will be awesome.  Sign up for the newsletter for updates, discounts, etc when the time comes!), I’ve got a few personal projects going on and I’ve spent the last few weeks working with Edith Levy on an mutual interview project (because her travel images rock and I think you’ll love them.  Her interview will be released next week…stay tuned for that!).

As of yesterday, she was kind enough to put together a little behind the scenes interview about my photography work.  Please, go check it out and show her page some love. 🙂

This image will be part of the upcoming ebook that David and I are working on…it is a shot I took in Acadia last fall as an example of sun flare.  The final is actually a blend of three exposures, using luminosity masks and manual tweaking.  When we got to the beach a little before sunrise, I wasn’t sure if we were going to get much color.  It’s always a fine line between heavy clouds adding texture to a sky, and heavy clouds blotting out the sun.  Thankfully we got just enough breaks for the light to pour through and give us a show.

That trip was still one of my top photo trips.  I was there with such good company and the weather was just perfect for dramatic shots…what more can a landscaper ask for? ❤

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14 Responses to “Light The Sky”

  1. Joanne March 3, 2015 at 6:12 pm #

    Gorgeous capture!

  2. rpetermogielnicki March 3, 2015 at 8:11 pm #

    It is so clear from your images that you have a gift for helping others see the sacred dimensions of the natural world! I am struggling to do the same with words on my blog – cereflections – which you are so kindly following. I’d love to hear any comments that you are moved to make.

  3. Jane Lurie March 3, 2015 at 8:36 pm #

    Wonderful seascape and poetry, Shannon. I enjoyed your interview on Edith’s blog. Well done.

    • seeingspotsphoto March 3, 2015 at 11:29 pm #

      Thanks so much, Jane! And thanks for taking the time to comment, I really appreciate it!

      I wish I would take credit for the quote (I can’t, though its so lovely!) but the seascape was a little of my vision, and little of Mama Nature doing her thing. 🙂

  4. edithlevyphotography March 4, 2015 at 3:59 am #

    Stunning image as usual Shannon and thanks so much for the shout out. It’s been great working with you these last few weeks.

  5. lauramacky March 4, 2015 at 11:34 pm #

    Strange, I never see your blog in my reader. Not ever. And I see you are using <=15 tags+categories so I'm not sure what the deal is. Very strange.

    • seeingspotsphoto March 4, 2015 at 11:40 pm #

      Weird! Maybe the time difference between coasts? I usually put something out about 10-11 here, so 7-8 ish there? (Did I do that math right? haha)

      Hope you’re feeling better! I noticed you have been fighting a monster cold lately??

      • lauramacky March 4, 2015 at 11:49 pm #

        I don’t think it’s the time because I see others’ blogs in the reader. Who knows…WP has been having its growing pains lately it seems! I’m still under the weather. Thanks for asking. This is crazy. Hopefully it will subside soon.

  6. Gina March 5, 2015 at 1:32 am #

    Phenomenal! Just amazing!

  7. aussiebirder March 23, 2015 at 10:13 pm #

    It is always a magic moment when the sun stars like that, it is such a beautiful plus in a photo, and you have achieved it beautifully!

    • seeingspotsphoto March 23, 2015 at 10:33 pm #

      Thank you! I agree, I’m a big fan of that look too! I am always a little torn…do I go for f/9 or 11 for the sharpest possible photo? Or do I go for f/22 and get my sun stars? lol The decisions we landscape photographers face!

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