“The Light Shifts”
“There is a crack in everything.
That’s how the light gets in.”
― Leonard Cohen
Truly, a crack in the clouds, and that’s how the light gets in. Despite the snow-covered ground and a cold snap to the air, a warm and wondrous light shines through the treetops, setting the beech leaves along the trail alight with gold.
It’s scenes like this that keep me coming back to the woods. Well, it’s more than that, actually, but the constant play of light in the forest as a very significant part of it and it brings me joy. Even on the coldest days of winter, a slight play and shift in light can change a cold, dark forest into a wonderland.
With this beautiful light ahead of me, I can’t help but travel further into the wood. Lately, I’m finding myself squeezing my forest time into weekends and hanging onto those moments to sustain me through the week. So, days like today, where the light shifted between cool, and slightly dull to bright and warm within a few hours makes the time on the trails even that much more special.
I’m looking forward to the next few weeks, with some much-needed downtime, and some moderate snowfall, to get me well into a likely chaotic January.
Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD@78mm
1/4 sec, f/20.0, ISO 400