Fall of Dusk

The direction, colour and intensity of light follows daily patterns and the complex, deep-seated feelings associated with these patterns are something which have been hard-wired into our brains over millenia. Diurnal patterns have been used since biblical times as metaphors for particular stages of the human life-cycle and twilight is one such pattern that has been used to suggest a complex state which can include the beauty of contemplation and wisdom of advanced years just before the fading of the light of life at nightfall.

The shadows lengthen, the light shifts towards red, then indigo, and this transition creates an atmosphere which adds a different set of emotions to images which can’t be captured at any other time. The ephemeral beauty of the colour shift, the texture enhancement of shadow, the feelings associated with the onset of evening or darkness combine to make twilight a special time for photographers.

This is a portfolio of photographs taken at twilight and attempts to capture the beauty and evanescence of the colour shift and the ambivalence of emotion associated with afterglow, dusk and nightfall.
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