Night and Day

I don’t know what I did to get all turned around, but it looks like I’ve fallen behind by a couple of weeks for this challenge.  No worries, I have been busy taking photographs, so I have plenty of stuff to show you!

Have I mentioned how crazy things have been lately?  Yes, I know I have.  I’ve moved, and am currently living out of boxes for the most part.  I’m reluctant to unpack, so I’m going to do my best to maintain this box lifestyle while searching for yet another place to move to.  With all the drama that is included in moving, I’m happy to have been able to escape to my happy place this past weekend, the beach!

It was just a mini vacation with some family, but it was a much welcomed get away.  I couldn’t imagine a better time to zone out on the beach than this past weekend.  Not did I get all the fun of hanging out with family and being able to see all of the 4th of July festivities, but I got a much needed mental check out.

While there, I definitely had my photo assignments in mind, and remembered to take some shots for last week’s “diptych/triptych” theme.  Since I’m always looking for things to take pictures of on the water, I used this weekend to my advantage and have completed a beach themed diptych.

It’s a relatively simple concept of day and night, but I think it’s a good representation of where I am right now.  A lot of the time I’m stuck in this perpetual darkness, not being able to see the light at the end of the tunnel, so to say.  Yet, each day is a new beginning, and I’ve been trying to treat it as such, and make some positive moves.  This weekend was a definite help — I mean, how could you see this and not be happy?  Beautiful.  At the same time, I look at these pictures and think of how drastically different the same exact place can look at a different point in time (I also look at these and think of how drastic the quality is….forgot my tripod for the night shots — sorry!).  Often times when thinking about the things which have transpired in my personal, professional, and educational life over the last few years, I find I’m always looking back at how things used to be; how things have changed both for the good and the bad.  It’s amazing what time will do.  I wouldn’t say that I have any regrets about how things have happened, but when in the darkness, you often look back and think of all the beautiful details of the past.  Likewise, when you’ve overcome a great difficulty, you can look back and see how you’ve escaped that darkness.  It’s so strange to be in a place where I feel like I’m doing both; looking back in victory and defeat.  So enjoy one of my favorite places with me, regardless of what time of day it is.

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