Light, and its secrets.
Originally uploaded by Douglas Remington - Ethereal Light™
Nehalem river and sunstar, near the Oregon coast.
Light, what is it? As photographers it is in our interest to know it. But do we? Without light we have nothing, and light literally is EVERYTHING. It is all that there is. The speed of light is assumed to travel at 186, 400 miles per second. However light only seems to travel, it is but an illusion of wave motion. Waves of light do not travel. They reproduce each other from wave field to wave field of space. The planes of zero curvature which bound all wave fields act as mirrors to reflect light from one field to another. This process makes an appearance of light as traveling, which is illusion.
The sunlight we feel upon our being is not light from the Sun. The light and heat which appear to come from the sun have never left the Sun. What really is happening is that the Sun is reproducing its own condition on earth by extending the reproductions out through space (which is intensely cold while in space) into ever enlarging wave fields until those reproductions begin to converge again toward our center of gravity into smaller wave fields. The light we see and the heat we feel are reliant wholly upon the ability of the wave fields to reproduce the heat and light, and that capability is conditioned upon the amount of moisture in the atmosphere.
In the future I will share more knowledge as to WHY light IS everything, well almost everything; it's source is more important.
All for now.