Touch the Sky
“Only from the heart
Can you touch the sky.”
I set out with no real expectations – just a short walk in downtown Canton, along streets I have traveled hundreds of times. But the sun was shining and the sky was blue, smeared with a wash of cloud, and it was good to be out in the bracing chill of a late March afternoon.
I stood across the street from this building – something I have photographed numerous times – and marveled at the way the reflected sky painted itself on the arched windows. I framed things wider than normal in order to surround the brick edifice with that azure sky. And then I walked on.
It was only with post-processing that I recognized the hidden beauty of this image. The optical illusion effect – it’s as if you are seeing through the windows to the sky beyond. As if the building itself is full of sky.
And I thought about how each of us sometimes hides behind our outer façade – concealing the fullness and blueness of that wide-open space that fills each of us.
Shall we share our inner sky?
Linking with the March Edition of the Photo-Heart Connection, hosted by Kat Sloma