It's not Always There

It... that feeling, that introspection, that ephemeral experience. It’s like the mist across water at daybreak. It’s the hint of sunrise from a glow far in the distance. It’s the faint odor of burning embers. It’s the feeling of hairs prickling the back of your neck. It’s subtlety. I search for it in sunrises, the moment when I can’t tell if the sky is blue, violet, indigo, or magenta. It’s the subtle hue of color that is evolving and changing. The more I look for it, examine it, explore it, decompose it, the quicker it vanishes. It’s like trying to grab one handful of water. Elusive. It presents itself in moments of peace, when I am open to it but don’t expect it or label it. Maybe it is always here, but I am not ready for it...

Nikon D800 Tokina 16-28mm f/2.8 @ 18mm f/18 ISO 100 7 image HDR