Night Drive v. Midnight Drive

Perspective and purpose can change the meaning of a stretch of road. Thre are late night drives for some viddles, for a hook-up with that special somebody, or for the feel of the breeze and fresh air. These drives make a stretch of road a moment in time.

“No Traffic at Night”

That same stretch of road while driving to a midnight shift feels different. It’s no longer a moment in time but an in between time, a place holder. The old saying is that it’s the journey not he destination, but the destination has a way of skewing the view of the journey.


The Comfort of Background Chatter

I rarely feel lonely, but somtimes I do feel a little too alone. On those occasions I wander off to a cafe to resolve that peculiar senastion. The chatter of others can be quite comforting.

“Couple Chatting”

A cafe visit is a simple remedy to feeling alone. I need to be around people, to hear people just long enough to rememeber why I don’t spend too much time around them. Sometimes solitude needs a reminder why.


A little bit of sentiment and nostalgia on a Friday afternoon.

Walking Alone v. Being Lonely

Life can be difficult, and sometimes we need a moment or few to ourselves. Sometimes a bit of peace and quiet away from the general difficulties of life can be a respite, a relief, and a requirement if we want to establish some balance and order during these not so normal times.

“Man in Parking Lot”

A walk alone can make the daily difficulties a little less so. A walk alone can offer perspective and possible solutions. A walk alone is a decision made with some deliberation. Choosing to walk alone is not the same as being lonely (loneliness chooses us).


Shots in the Dark

“Clock Face”

Time moves slower at night, which means more time to set up shots. I don’t feel so much like a tourist or a lookie loo if I linger at night (of course I have found myself being accosted by the local police on an occasion or few). But the night provides a quiet and a stillness that I’ve never found during the day. Shots taken during the day may freeze time, but shots taken at night preserve time. Daytime photographs capture a moment, but nighttime photographs embrace that moment.

“Night Walk”

If you are the type of person who carries a camera everywhere you go, then the next time you find yourself out after dark take a few moments to look around. Enjoy the time to observe, reflect, and take a few shots.


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