Sun Salutations

Sun Salutations

The concept that we can capture the sun’s energy is quite amazing. In Zadar, Croatia the Sun Salutation is a public art installation that uses solar cells to collect the sun’s energy, and then releases it overnight in the form of a light show that is shaped by the wave activity below. It is fascinating to see. Even more fascinating was the mood during a beautiful sunset. The lights seemed to brighten as the sun disappeared, the crowds grew louder cheering the moving art. The sun had just set but was greeting us.

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Happy Couple – Theme Week: Oddities (8/8)

Happy Couple

I know, I know. A week has 7 days. I had so many pictures that fit this theme, I thought I would add on a bonus day.

Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens is an interesting place, a creative place, an odd place. Everywhere you look, there are bottles, figures, pieces of glass. It is a lot to take in, but after a few minutes you start noticing the details. And there are some interesting details. This couple was sitting happily on top of a lump of clay. I think it stuck out because I took this in November 2012, a few days after Hurricane Sandy hit the East Coast. After the TV blaring doom and gloom for days, and seeing the destruction on the Jersey Shore, it was nice to see this blissful couple. Sitting where they always sit. Oblivious to everything. Or perhaps they just don’t care?

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I Am Refracting Dymond


Welcome! I am a Dymond, my camera refracts, and photography is my passion. Over the past few years, I, like many millions around the world, discovered the joy of photography. When I see other people’s work, I often wonder what the story is behind the picture. As I am getting more serious about my work, I decided to share some thoughts and stories about my photos. I don’t know where this blog adventure will take me, but I hope to have fun and learn from it. I would welcome your comments, questions, and critiques.

This picture was taken on February 13, 2015 at the “Winterlichter” (Winter Lights) exhibit at Luisenpark in Mannheim, Germany. It was an amazing outdoor art exhibit and really brightened up a dark winter night. The Winterlichter exhibit was a nice distraction – and not just from the dreary winter weather. In February, I was going through medical testing, and I was worried about the potential very serious outcome. A few days later I received good news, almost the best possible outcome. With a good diagnosis coming after some dark weeks of testing, the pictures I took that night took on symbolic meaning for me. The surreal nature of the unnatural shapes and colors paired with the trees and park space also appeals to me. A beautiful, although sometimes unsettling image.

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