Wednesday, March 31, 2010
The sky was singing
I was working very late last night. I was overwhelmed by paperwork I'd been putting off and feeling rather frustrated by the whole mess. I had the TV on and was half-watching Oprah when she announced The Canadian Tenors would be on her show. They had no idea that they were going to be surprised by Celine Dion (whom they'd admired for years.)
Just watching this and listening to their beautiful vocals was everything I needed to end my day. It was amazing how a great song could so quickly change my mood. (Their reaction to Celine was equally priceless.) And it got me thinking about how a great image can do the same thing. A great image should make you pause.
I shot this image after a long day of meetings and various errands. I was tired and my drive home was made even longer by slow traffic and rain showers. As I neared my house, the clouds and the sky started to take on this beautiful hue. For half a second I was tempted to just continue on home, I was so tired. But the sky was SO incredibly striking and I had my camera with me, so I pulled into this park and started shooting. Even after the sun went down, I just stood there amazed. It was the same feeling after listening to this song. I hope you'll pause a moment take this all in.
Song: Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen. I first heard it by kd lang at the Winter Olympics and I was mesmerized.