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"There is a way that nature speaks, that land speaks. Most of the time we are simply not patient enough, quiet enough, to pay attention to the story." ~Linda Hogan
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Tree-line during Sunset
Etra Park, East Windsor, New Jersey
About this Tree Photo Series
© Gregory Hochman
These photos of a line of trees on a farm in central New Jersey during Sunset and twilight. The photos observe the change in time, color and mood during sunset & twilight on a winter day in which the sky clear and clean.
The first photo observes the last moments before sunset; the time when the sun's full circle is perceivable for the last moments of the day. In the fourth photo the sun has set. The last photo occurs about 45 minuets later. And indicates that the previous day is done & a new day has begun.
This series of photos allows us to see time, and the counting of a day, in a different way. Instead of thinking of the end and beginning of a day at an arbitrary time, i.e., midnight, we can use the constant standard of the setting sun; thus, creation (& hence the Creator) rather than man has a built-in, universal method for determining the beginning and ending of every day.
Using the setting sun as the standard for a day's end is an example of an objective, universal standard because everyone can do it without the need for any technology. Using the setting sun to determine the beginning and end of the day has deep historical roots in the Word (the Biblical Scriptures) and the ancient Israelites.