I've been looking at light lately. Perhaps it's the influence of the season, as the sun slips behind the horizon a little earlier every day. But it's also because I've been trying to figure out what to include in a portfolio. So many of my photos are about subjects - people, place, things - but even well-composed and focused images are not enough: I want to show feelings, sensations, impressions. So I've been experimenting.
Of course light is necessary to all photography. However, by deliberately choosing to be out-of-focus, I am trying to look at the light apart from the people/place/things frame of reference. It's true that trees are in these photos, but the photos aren't about trees. In some ways this is like black-and-white photography, which removes the distraction of colour so that the viewer can focus on line and balance, light and shadow, or the expression in someone's eyes - just there - so subtle and so easily missed in the midst of too much information.