Like many people in the world today, I struggle with bouts of insomnia. The magic hour for me is usually right around 4:00 a.m. My eyes spring open and I lay there in the dark staring at the ceiling thinking, “WTF! Not again.” Normally, I just pick up whatever book I’m reading and read for a while. Between five minutes and an hour later, I am back in dreamland. But now and then, it just doesn’t work. I can’t shut my mind off and I just have to get up. That happened to me the other night. I decided to get up and work on editing some photos…a practice I find very relaxing. In the light of day, I checked out what I did the night before and here is what I saw:
I almost deleted it without a thought. To me it looks like an illustration out of an Edgar Allen Poe story or something sinister like that. But I guess, I was just in the mood for black and white in the middle of the night because I did a couple more, although these seem a little cheerier.
Personally, while I have nothing against black and white photography, I really like color.
So here’s to a good night’s sleep!