“Night time is really the best time to work. All the ideas are there to be yours because everyone else is asleep.” Catherine O’Hara
O wild and wondrous midnight,
There is a might in thee
To make the charmed body
Almost like spirit be,
And give it some faint glimpses
~James Russell Lowell, Midnight
In every city in the world, night time is magical. Every thing glows… I love Catherine’s quote because I do my best work at night. I love the stillness and the way everything that could be a distraction fades away. At night, I’m in my element; alert and ready to explore the creative realm. Day time has its charm but the night is for those souls who thrive while everyone else is ready to settle in for the night and sleep. I give you NYC during the November/December holiday season… Enjoy!
“I often think that the night is more alive and more richly colored than the day.” Vincent Van Gogh
When the moon, after covering herself with darkness as in sorrow,
at last throws off the garments of her widowhood,
she does not at once expose herself impudently to the public gaze;
but for a time remains veiled in a transparent cloud,
till she gradually acquires courage to endure
the looks and admiration of beholders.
by Augustus William Hare and Julius Charles Hare
What we miss in the day time, shines at night. That is why when I travel, I always take night time shots. The moon holds sway at night and, like a demanding diva, spreads her wings and shines with confidence. This year, we had a couple of Super-moons and I waited patiently to capture them. What is night without the moon? What is night without the glittering stars or night time holiday lights?
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