These three pictures from 27th December continue the sunrise theme stated yesterday. I still have reservations about accumulating these views of rosy skies, while acknowledging that they are ever changing (see post Fenscape 15, 14th December 2016).
I never can quite get out of my mind Evelyn Waugh’s observation: ‘I do not think I shall ever forget the sight of Etna at sunset; the mountain almost invisible in a blur of pastel grey, glowing on the top and then repeating its shape, as though reflected, in a wisp of grey smoke with the whole horizon behind radiant with pink light, fading gently into a grey pastel sky. Nothing I have seen in Art or Nature was quite so revolting.’ (Labels: A Mediterranean Journal).
This comes back to the question of curating and the principle that sometimes less is more. The continual repetition of many sunrises/sunsets results in an impression of sameness, whereas a carefully selected group can emphasise the distinctiveness that each day brings. The second B+W article on curating advises: ‘We all need a sounding board, so who can we involve in this selection process? It should be someone neutral…’
Photos: Bait’s Bite Lock, Milton, 27th December 2016