All aflame yet not consumed

Every day late afternoon I go for another six kilometre walk, mainly along the seashore. This time I had the Panasonic Leica 100-400mm f/4.0-6.3 mounted on my GX8. Quite heavy to carry around, but also rewarding.

I shot this image hand-held at 400mm focal length, 1/320 shutter speed. It seems pretty sharp to my eye. The camera was on autofocus. The subject is merely some weeds gone to seed, just up from the high tide mark. I enjoy looking at this picture. The backlighting from the late afternoon sun gives those weeds a wonderful radiance, as if on fire. The out of focus background lends a certain mysterious character to the scene. A great lens, and the shot is definitely a keeper.

For me, it is an example of the Sublime shining through the mundane.

“And Moses hid his face, for he was afraid to look at God”

About the author Rien

dutch by birth 🇳🇱 | australian by choice 🇦🇺 | type 1 diabetic 💉 | married ❤️⚭ | grandfather 👴🏻 | fujifilm photographer 📷 | boat builder and sailor ⛵️ | seeker no more 🚫📖

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One Comment

  1. You missed your vocation Rien. Perhaps it’s just as well we don’t have the choice that moses was blessed with.



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