Twilight Magic (9 IMAGES)

One evening, with a heavy Heart, I decided to go to a creek to photograph some waterfalls at twilight. I needed to be around water to get into my Calm Space. My Life was in a whirl so I sought solace in Mother, as I always do.

I started taking photographs from the bridge and because of the guard rails being in the way of a clear shot, I had to use my tripod as a unipod for some of the images. To steady the entire ensemble I braced my camera right on the guard rail itself. I also had to wait to compress the shutter when the bridge was clear of all traffic. It was quite the feat and in looking back I don’t know how I did it. I was so focused in what I was doing, the heaviness of Heart abated.

When I shot all I wanted from the bridge, I packed my gear and headed for the actual creek bed, where I knew were more waterfalls. I didn’t realize it at the time, but the combination of pigmented water from a recent rain, and the light of the setting sun, gave me some spectacular colors in my images. I couldn’t believe the Gift Mother gave me when I opened the images in my editor. My jaw dropped. As I think yours will as well.

Please enjoy the following images of absolute pure magic. I am not exaggerating. See for yourself. I present to you,

“Twilight Magic”

(The first 5 photos were taken from the bridge, with number 4 & 5 photos using my tripod as a unipod.)

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(The following 4 images were taken at the creek bed.)

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124 thoughts on “Twilight Magic (9 IMAGES)

    1. Neha, it is my pleasure to be able to share an event that truly was magical. Thank you for being a part of Petals. It means so much to me. Love, Amy

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  1. It’s like sitting in an outdoor amphitheater watching a drama unfold. Spectacular shots and the shades of color – just wow. If I had to pick a favorite, I think it would be the second one.

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    1. Aw, Bless you, Susan. Thank you from the bottom of my Heart in recognizing a Gift when you see one. May your day be extra special today for this Gift Mother gave me and I share with you. Love, Amy

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  2. Beautiful falling light filled water!!! Just lovely! I can always sit by water all day long. It is soothing to my entire being. Thanks Aimes!!! You are always right where one needs to be! 🙂
    Love as always,
    Denise

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  3. Wow, these are simply beautiful. I have always loved water and these are so inspiring. Could look at these all day 🙂 Great Job, Amy and thanks for sharing them ♥ Kathy

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    1. Oh, Kathy, really, the honor is all mine. To have the means to share something that was so special to me is a Gift. The Magic I was shown and was able to create still stuns me. I could look at these all day too. (((HUGS))) Amy

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      1. Catnip, I am right now pruning back my Peonies. You just may want the seeds I have when you SEE my Peonies I will be posting either tomorrow or Thursday. I am putting all the pods aside, according to the color and type of Peony. I am stunned to see how many seeds I have this year. Just letting you know …

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      2. From the plant itself. They are in pods. Not all my plants seem to be female. So far, just the frilly pink I got pods off from, and I think those are the ones I will post. The deep reds have no pods, the whites none so far as I can see, and I have one other variety of a deep pink that I have yet to check. I understand fully about the privacy issue, so if you are not comfortable exchanging addresses I will not be hurt. I mean it. I totally understand. I am just putting the offer out there for you. Bottom line, two things. No one gets your address. And I am not asking money for them. These Peonies were Gifted to me by my best friend who now walks the Next World, so I want to continue the Gift. I don’t even know yet if these pods have seeds. I am just cutting off the pods and putting them in a paper bag for now, to let dry. OK?

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      3. Yes, I am. But I never use it. I will let you know if the pods do have seeds, and go from there. OK? I have nothing to hide either, as I am sure your perceptiveness has shown. I still have more plants to prune, so out the door I go. Bless you, for trusting me! Love, Amy

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    1. Tonya! How good it is to see you! And I am so deeply honored and touched by your loving words. Bless you! I pray the “magic” seen here in my images, follows you into your own life! (((HUGS))) Amy

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    1. Thank you, Melissa. Bless you for your continual support of my Petals. Now that Rusty is finally in the clear, I can actually come to see you! How nice!!! Love, Amy

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  4. I promised you that I’d weigh in, so here goes. Essentially, I like what you’ve done here. You’ve captured some unusual lighting conditions very well. (That brownish, silty look is one that’s common at some waterfalls (see the fall photos at the bottom of this entry as an example: http://lightscapesphotography.wordpress.com/2013/11/13/the-up-day-3/.)

    There’s a lot of perspective variety here, which is always encouraging to see. I urge you to keep playing around with different focal lengths and realist/abstract/semi-abstract renderings. There are an almost endless number of ways to capture waterfalls and cascades; most people satisfy themselves with a simple head-on shot and move on. You’ve already demonstrated a willingness to go far beyond, and I hope you’ll continue to push the limits each time you head out.

    Well done!

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    1. Wow, Kerryl, I am so very humbled by your very encouraging words. I do like to experiment and to get something from a unique angle. I walk around first at a site, and listen to what is being shown to me. Sometimes it takes a while before I understand why I am there. This one was just one magic moment after the other. Doing a unipod trick with a tripod while balancing the camera on a guard rail was quite the creative side of me, coming to the forefront. I really don’t want to repeat that experience. My eyes see differently then most people’s eyes and this is what I bring with me when I am behind a camera. Your words spoken to me, after seeing your work, has floored me. I thank you from the bottom of my Heart. I now head to see where you are leading me with the link you left. (((HUGS))) Amy

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    1. The flow has been tough, Keith. Really tough. Rapid tough. I was just sitting here thinking how I am going to survive even one more day of these rapids. Stunned, shocked, disbelieving that so much is falling apart around me. At times even me. And I am the Eye of the storm. Hmmmm…..My photography is crucial for me right now to stay connected to God or I would sink. So I look at these falls and feel myself unwind and melt into the Heart of God. Love, Amy

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      1. Tis the only way I know, Keith. I refuse to go down with the ship. God is my life raft. And I am NOT letting go. The One who walked ON water is teaching me the very same. (smile)

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    1. Thank you, Mom. I got lucky between the pigment in the water and the twilight light. And of course there is the person behind the camera with the eye that sees. (smile) Hoping you are having a good week!!! Love, Amy

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    1. Alexander, I do thank you from the bottom of my Heart for your comment. I really got lucky that evening. I didn’t know what magic I caught until I went to edit the photos. Then my jaw just dropped. (((HUGS))) Amy

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  5. such fluid emotions spilling from Gaia….
    Beautiful Lady PinkRose…The next to the last one made me think of Angel wings in motion….
    Take Care…You Matter…
    )0(
    maryrose

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  6. Amy, once again your “work” has touched my heart. Waterfalls have a special spiritual meaning to me and you have captured that so well. i hope that you have found the peace and light in them that you are in need of right now, also. As your journey continues, allow the waters flow to bring you strength and perseverance so that you may find the way you are seeking. Peace and love, Phyl

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    1. Phyl, it took a while, but the tranquility of the water has soothed my Heart. I am thrilled that these waters have touched you as well, and for this I am deeply grateful. May this beauty found in these falls manifest in your life in endless ways. Thank you so much for your comment. Love, Amy

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    1. There are more of those coming, Eliza. I don’t know when but I have taken them and I can tell you I am blown away. What a shutter speed can do with my different way of seeing, is just making my jaw drop. I have SO much to show everyone …. in due time. Tis the season to go photo shooting …. la la la la la la la. In fact, I am taking three days off which I will be notifying eveyone about tomorrow. Many more places to go … many more adventures to seek. Have a great night! I am off to bed. Love, Amy

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    1. Thank you, Zara, so much. I am indeed touched by your comment. One of these days, instead of my camera, I will bring my pad and pen and just sit by a beautiful setting to write. May you have a Blessed Weekend. Love, Amy

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  7. I want to personally invite you to participate in artists4peace. It’s a collaborative blog we have started in order to spread love, understanding and peace through art. Your words are always so wonderful, your photographs as well. We plan to publish once a month (the blog is only a day old) but we are using materials now, in order to get started. So once a month we will publish the work of artists who wish to spread peace throughout the world through art. If you decide to join us please send your work to: artists4peaceproject@gmail.com There’s a lot more info on my blog:) Once we all vote on the logo, at the end of the month, we will have a symbol to put on all of our blogs,as well as a heading for the blog itself. Hugs and beauty in your life, my friend.

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    1. Wow. I am so touched, so honored. Let me think about this, OK? I would love to contribute. It depends on how much work this involves. I’m up to my eyebrows as it is . I’ll get back to you on this, I promise. Love, Amy

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    1. Wow, Linda, thank you SO much!!! I must come over to see you. Why have you not been in my reader? Let’s not go there. *sigh* But I do really thank you!! Yes, these amazing sights lifted my heavy heart that I had at the time. (((HUGS))) Amy

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