Trying to Hold a Box of Light is a "portrait of the artist." It's over two years old. At the time, I was actually trying to take a picture of the rose garden reflected in that window when I noticed that little rectangular "box of light." So I fooled around with where I was standing until it was right on my camera. I thought I was being so clever, but not one person has gotten what the title of this photo is talking about. Either literally, or metaphorically. Sigh. But I still like it, as I do feel anything I attempt ("artistic" or otherwise) is like trying to hold a box of light. I.e., not ultimately possible, but usually worth the effort. And, when all is said and done, it's the only game in town.
This post is also notice of a new name for this blog. I've never been totally happy with "Opening to the Light." Not that it isn't appropriate. But it just never really grabbed me (not to mention there's a book by that same name). On deciding to post this picture here today I realized it's title has been the real name for this blog all along (I named this photo over two years ago). So, welcome to my newly christened digital photo blog, Trying to Hold a Box of Light.
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