Celestial Candles for the Dark Days of the Year: Photography by Karla Schultz

 

Sunrise, Savannah River National Wildlife Refuge, 2013  (Karla Schultz)

Sunrise, Savannah River National Wildlife Refuge, 2013 (Karla Schultz)

As the year slingshots toward that place Robert Frost termed “The darkest evening of the year”, we human mammals are drawn toward light in all its manifestations. From candles and colorful lights to  light-hearted tasks like baking cookies, we need to create reminders that the warmth of the sun will return with full strength.

Photography, literally “writing with light”, can help kindle that same comfort. This week, I offer you some photographs that capture those arresting moments when heavenly light is strong and clear and riveting our attention. Each was taken by my sister, Karla Schultz, a photographer who takes most of her images in the southeastern United States. I hope that you enjoy this feast of light as much as I do! Happy Winter Solstice!

Amicaloala Falls, 2012  (Karla Schultz)

Amicaloala Falls, 2012 (Karla Schultz)

Sunrise on the Tide: Charleston, 2009  (Karla Schultz)

Sunrise on the Tide: Charleston, 2009 (Karla Schultz)

Smoky Mountains, 2013  (Karla Schultz)

Smoky Mountains, 2013 (Karla Schultz)

 

Lightening Over Atlanta, 2013  (Karla Schultz)

Lightening Over Atlanta, 2013 (Karla Schultz)

Smoky Mountains, 2012  (Karla Schultz)

Smoky Mountains, 2012 (Karla Schultz)

 

Rainbow, St. Simons, 2009  (Karla Schultz)

Rainbow, St. Simons, 2009 (Karla Schultz)

Atlanta Botanical Garden, 2013  (Karla Schultz)

Atlanta Botanical Garden, 2013 (Karla Schultz)

 

Clayton Wetlands, 2010  (Karla Schultz)

Clayton Wetlands, 2010 (Karla Schultz)

Callaway Gardens, 2009  (Karla Schultz)

Callaway Gardens, 2009 (Karla Schultz)

 

Sunrise at St. Simons Island, 2009  (Karla Schultz)

Sunrise at St. Simons Island, 2009 (Karla Schultz)

 

Sunrise, Savannah River National Wildlife Refuge, 2009   (Karla Schultz)

Sunrise, Savannah River National Wildlife Refuge, 2009 (Karla Schultz)

Moon, St. Augustine, 2009  (Karla Schultz

Moon, St. Augustine, 2009 (Karla Schultz

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6 thoughts on “Celestial Candles for the Dark Days of the Year: Photography by Karla Schultz

  1. Hi JoAnne,

    Thank you for sending your thoughts! I will be sure to let Karla know you responded to her images. Leslie

  2. Thank you Carolyn and Karla and Leslie for sharing these special moments. Carolyn has some good suggestions. I think selling photos books with poetry would be a great hit on the market right now.

  3. Thanks for sharing these stunning photos of the Outdoors with people who atay inside way too much. Karla, I wish for you an agent who will make Lobby Sized canvas prints of these and place them in hospitals, office buildings, shopping centers and other community locations where they can add Awe where it is lacking. Who wouldn’t love your waterfall or rainbow in their foyer?

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