There are two kinds of light


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


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


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


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