The Glow Of Lights Capture People Off Guard

This week, Siobhan challenges to capture life’s glow. Take a look at her beautiful and creative post.

One very rainy night in NYC, I went out specifically to take photos. The glow of this entrance to Grand Central, with its almost-perfect reflection, captivated me.

People maneuvered past oncoming pedestrians with their umbrellas.

Walking with a purpose clears the mind. You’re forced to focus. You’re sharing the sidewalk with umbrellas open, trying to get where you’re going as fast and as dry as possible. There’s no other distraction.

This man in the glow of his food cart in the Times Square chaos. He was lost in his thoughts. Something was very wrong, but here he was, forced to focus on selling his pretzels and hot dogs to excited tourists. We’ve all had moments like this. Work is a healthy way to get your mind off your troubles, but sometimes it’s harder than others.

My wife Aixa in the glow of her cell on an Uber ride through Buenos Aires. There’s something about seeing someone in the glow of the surrounding lights that lets us capture their unguarded thoughts.

On that rainy night in front of Grand Central, everything else in my life disappeared for a couple of minutes. The glow of lights makes for great photography, but sometimes it’s nice to put down the camera and just enjoy the moment. Maybe you’ll reflect on life just a little differently, just for a few moments. And who knows, maybe you’ll end up in the glow of someone else’s photo. You’ll never know it, but your image may stay with them for a lifetime.

20 responses to “The Glow Of Lights Capture People Off Guard”

  1. You captured an amazing moment outside Grand Central. Wow! I also really liked the candid picture of your wife, caught in the glow from her phone. I loved your message in your last paragraph. So true!

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    1. Thanks, Siobhan. My phone is my camera, and I’ve found it very relaxing not to pull it out very often (like I used to). So the last paragraph is something I’ve been doing a lot more of.

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  2. Loved your closing comments on this one Dan, and of course the images. Your opening image is fantastic.

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    1. Thanks, Tina. Getting out on a rainy night made for a memorable experience. I’ll have to do it again soon.

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    1. Thank you, Anne.

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  3. Lovely thoughts and images, Dan. I especially love Grand Central and your wife. 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Patti. I love the photo of my wife, too.

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  4. Dan, your images truly meet the challenge this week. I especially like the food truck vendor in his own world while the smiling lady awaits his attention. The image tells a great story.

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    1. Thank you, John. Ironically, the smiling lady is my wife, who was the real subject of the photo.

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  6. Very nice shot in the Uber.

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    1. I love how that shot in the Uber came out.

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  8. I love the reminders you gave us at the end of your post. Yes. we do need to take time to reflect within ourselves. It was interesting that you directed us to notice the working mats face because the woman in the back is glowing with excitement and maybe the night life. And I agree. The reflect at Grand Central is beautiful. The city does offer many different venues of what glowing might mean. Nice post.

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    1. Thanks, Donna. That vendor’s face really changed the photo I was aiming to take.

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      1. It did. I loved it.

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  9. Missed this one, Dan. Lovely bit of story telling with the images.

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    1. Thanks, Jo. This one was more of a challenge.

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