The autistic brain very rarely rests, lost in my own world imagination, the lights catch my eye and I stop and position myself until the lights all line up in an ordered way, even better when it’s complemented by the road markings disappearing into the distance following the same path as the light trail. I’m just lucky enough to be able to see and capture its beauty. The most beautiful thing in this image is the flood of the lighting disappearing into the night as it heads towards the ground.
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.