I managed, across two days, to finish the weeding and get the lawns and woods path mowed. The story of this summer continues-no decent light to photograph again today. If I were teaching an analogue photography course for beginners, one of the first concepts to teach would be learning to read light and being astute enough to leave the camera at home in the bright sun with a blue cloudless sky. There seems to be a misnomer amongst the non photographic population that sunny days are perfect for making photographs, which could not be further from the truth. Light cloud cover with subtle light is ideal. I finished, Hillbilly Elegy-A Family and Culture in Crisis yesterday. A profoundly moving book that you would enjoy. If I were teaching a social psychology, sociology, or human development and learning course, I would use it as one of the required texts.
“Be with me always - take any form - drive me mad! only do not leave me in this abyss, where I cannot find you! Oh, God! it is unutterable! I can not live without my life! I can not live without my soul!”
― Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights