To the East, the sun rises, days begin and the world winds itself up for another day. With the East we can find hope and a new beginning. To the West, however, the day cools with the setting sun and with it we find ourselves thrust forward into the darkness of the night. The West brings us closure, a time to reflect on what once was.
The image above could be seen in one of two ways, depending on you’re point of view. A glass half empty/half full sort of a vantage point. Ask yourself, do you see the beginning or do you see the end? For me, tonight, at the end of a busy few months showing one to many false impressions of slowing down to let me catch my breath, I am looking West.
This is another image shot with a fully manual Olympus OM lens on My 5D. It’s exciting to breathe new life into my old friend the 5D and I could swear I feel the same sense of nostalgia that I find when shooting film photographs through its soft, unique feel. I am also making available an alternate black and white image of the same scene because I enjoyed the way it altered the mood.