Things are not always what they seem…

“Things are not always what they seem; the first appearance deceives many; the intelligence of a few perceives what has been carefully hidden…”

Take a look at this picture. I took it last year during a beautiful red sunset. It’s my daughter Sydney sitting on a bench at the park.

But, take a closer look.

This is the original photograph.

What you see in the first picture is a copy of the digital file, printed, and put in a frame sitting on the table next to the couch. The difference is quite intriguing. The sky is richer in the copy.

See, the printed one on the table catches a light from our scentsy lamp. The light reflects right on the sunset.

We noticed it one day and found it quite profound……….and beautiful.

10 thoughts on “Things are not always what they seem…

    1. HA! That would be a good one. I could probably duplicate some of it using an MCP action. They have one called finger paint. But it’s harder to duplicate the in-person GLOW from the table. It is soooo pretty. So weird how we didn’t plan it at all, and the light hits no other photos on that table.


  1. I’ve had a very similar thing happen to some of my photos. Usually the illuminating source is the actual sunlight coming through the window onto the picture than from a lamp. Which makes it much less predictable effect! BTW, I like both versions of the photo – the more subtle original, and the brilliant illuminated version. The silhouette effect on both is stunning!


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