my photo-heart connection
For Kat Sloma's new project I reviewed all the photographs I have taken last month and picked out the one that spoke to my heart.
There were many that did, but I finally decided on this one:
This was taken with my new Olympus PEN P3 at night, when I was out with my dogs. I have been wanting to capture what i call the 'silent lights' for many years, but have never been able to do so in a way that felt and looked good. The PEN finally allowed me to get some great results and i am really happy with this picture. The reflections of the streetlights in the water are fascinating. They are forever changing in form and shape and hue, due to the rippling of the water.
I first became interested in these kind of reflections after looking at some paintings by Leon Spilliaert, years ago. He lived in Oostende and often couldn't sleep due to stomach problems, so he went out for walks along the sea at night and painted what he could see in the dark. Like this and this and this. When I moved to my current home I discovered the same kind of lights along the river at night. I think they are magical and breathtakingly beautiful.