Why did he choose light? He could of said, "I am the Sparkle of the World" or "I am the Joy of the World", but no, He said, "I am the LIGHT of the world."
The definition of LIGHT: "Primary properties of visible light are intensity, propagation direction, frequency or wavelength spectrum, and polarisation, while its speed in a vacuum, 299,792,458 meters per second, is one of the fundamental constants of nature."
Did you see that? Light is one of the fundamental CONSTANTS of nature!!!! We associate light with the sun. Without the sun we would freeze to death and die. Without the SON we will die.
Many of us crave the light! I do. I crave the sun like others crave sweets! As soon as I can gather enough pennies, I'm going to buy one of Dr Mercola's Sun Lamps to hang on the back of my bedroom door so I can get my fill of sunshine during the 6 months of Winter we are having in Maryland these days. My acupuncturist and I were trying to analyze why I tank every Oct...actually every October 16...my birthday. And perhaps it's my "fear" of Winter. The dark days. The days without light. The Sun Lamp is my solution. I use to be SAD (seasonal affective disorder) but I don't get emotionally SAD, my health just takes a sharp turn South! My joy is still plentiful, my smiles a free to all who pass by....my adrenals just take a severe beating.
Lessons in Light
When The Farmer's Daughter, who is a professional photographer and a rather GOOD teacher, was trying to teach me I was in a hurry and just wanted her to do it for me (isn't that just like a student child! ) . Now that she is gone from our nest, I'm on my own! I didn't mastered it in this session the other day. It was the flash that was getting me and she taught me to shoot on manual...not the sissy auto setting. She'd get so ticked when I switched to Auto for the simplicity and ease! She could always tell from the pics I posted....the eye of a true professional!!!
Lighting is very different on both settings. Manual gives you so much more depth....but as you can see....I didn't master it! It may of been easier to work on if I wasn't in the mirror....she would of told me to set up a tripod because no matter how hard we try we can't be still enough...as you can see. The slightest movement as the shutter is closing....fuzzy! (that's why I was holding it against my head...but I suppose my brainwaves were causing vibrations!)