There are two kinds of light

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The photograph above

has two kinds of glow

the natural radiance

of the sun glinting inside of droplets of water

caught in the feathery branches of fennel

after a rainstorm

in Summer

and

three layers of the same image

passed through the Photoshop filters

of Topaz Glow

one of those filters is named Brilliant Fibers

which I have nicknamed brilliant fib

as it can add sparkles of lightness

to where there seems to only be darkness and dullness

why would I use this filter

why tamper with nature

why enhance the truth with a bright white lie

because I’m trying to replicate

what I spy with my naked eye

when I look at the world around me

everything is slightly blurred

and luminous

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“There are two kinds of light – the glow that illuminates, and the glare that obscures.”
― James Thurber

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