Daytime Ascent

By: Gustav Hoiland

Nov 21 2012

Category: architecture

1 Comment

Aperture:f/8
Focal Length:50mm
ISO:400
Shutter:1/59 sec
Camera:Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Light Steps

Whenever I think about light waves, the … I don’t know, what, billion of literal beams of energy… (trillions? petascale? waaaay beyond that?)… that’s three ellipses in one sentence. That’s how befuddled I get thinking about the presence, nay, existence, of light. And what the world would look like, so to speak, without it.

And that energy that’s lighting up these little strips of stair metal, that came from the sun. From such a distance that human-based measurements don’t even make sense. The sun is so far away that we can’t even relate to it. Can’t relate in any real way to whatever the figure is.

And then I think about the few times that I’ve been in complete darkness. Not like “whoa it’s really dark in here” dark, but like… so dark there just ain’t no chance of light even being a possibility even after one’s eyes have fully adjusted (atrophied?). Last time was a couple years ago, a hundred feet underground in a South Dakota cave I think.

Grounding oneself.

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One comment on “Daytime Ascent”

  1. love it !!


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