I never know what I am going to see when i walk home from work, especially during the dark nights of Winter. This image was shot at 17:00 on the 20th December 2018. the way i experience the world in a visual sense means that light plays a massive part in bringing structure the dominant images i see. Here it’s the structure in the clouds making them look angry and how the moonlight filters out of them slowly dying away towards the edges.
I thought the ambient orange glow of the streetlight complemented the glow of the moonlight perfectly. This orange glow reminds me of the Neil Young Song, “Across the Borderline.” Specifically the lyric…..
“There’s a place where I’ve been told Every street is paved with gold And it’s just across the borderline And when it’s time to take your turn Here’s a lesson that you must learn You could lose more than you’ll ever hope to find”
I think the mood of the image and song match perfectly.
Taken at Birmingham New Street Train Station. An isolated stranger connected in the online world, staring into his mobile phone. The composition using the rule of thirds helps to give depth to the image with the man’s eye gaze effectively leading out of the image, following the line of the shadows of himself and the pillar.
During Early November 2018, Mike Yow an aspiring musician from North Carolina, US. has just released his very first studio album titled “Laid to Rest”. The album genre is singer/songwriter and Americana folk.
Mike stumbled upon My “Misty Cemetery” Image on an image search and requested to use it as the background of the back side of his CD case with the track listing. I granted permission to use this image with his work on the basis of a sleeve credit. Some weeks went by and on the morning of Dec 15th 2018 the CD dropped through my letterbox all the way from America.
It’s a beautifully sung, produced and presented album of 10 Tracks mostly original material. A constant relaxing beat, great vocals and meaningful lyrically rich songs.