The place…

that grounds you.

DSC_2252Were I called on to define, very briefly, the term Art, I should call it “the reproduction of what the Senses perceive in Nature through the veil of the soul.”

Edgar Allen Poe

It’s believed in Celtic tradition that natural objects such as a stone can anchor a thought.

Much like an altar can be a sacred place for prayer this same idea exists for me within the sacredness of natural places.

I’ve photographed at this location many times, at all hours of the day and night, and there’s something calming and centering about being there.

Magic really and all the better when shared…

I had a dream…

that I could pick a line down the milky way.

dreamscape
dreamscape

Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before.

Edgar Allan Poe

I have never been accused of lacking in imagination and while sometimes I wake up from a night’s sleep and wonder¬†what on earth?!?¬†other times I wake up with a smile thinking about a grand adventure.

While I find pleasure in the long days and warm nights of summer watching the milky way arc across the night sky my thoughts do begin to drift towards winter. Perhaps that was where this idea came from…not powder but light, not snowflakes but stars.

I recently added a layer program called Perfect Layers to my Lightroom which allows me to blend a couple of images into a composite. I have not been a fan of composite images unless they have been true double exposures and not images intended to trick the viewer but this program allowed me to construct an image that represented a dream…pure fantasy.

I think a vivid imagination is a gift to be treasured and nurtured and honestly …who wouldn’t want to carve out a line spraying stars across the night sky?