Creative expression comes in many forms. Here, a day removed from my 38th birthday, I share a poem to dance with my photograph. Touching on the themes of time, age, and acceptance as we grapple with inevitability.
Made with a Canon 14mm f/2.8 L II lens.
Reflective mirrored photography dazzles the imagination. Our own Mirror of Erised. Cedar Run’s watery mirror has me thinking on my own life. It also affords an opportunity to share some quick reflections about myself with you.
Sunset at the salt marsh delivered big time in summer 2020; and that’s with me missing several great sunsets and thunderstorms. Sunsets come in bunches and summer 2020 stands testament. Sure, winter may still hold the title, but summer means business, too.
Subtle yet profound moments on the salt marsh deliver big healing. Where the wind takes a breath and the still waters turn to unbroken mirrored reflections. When the pastels glow peace between pilings you know your time is come.
Visiting the Cedar Run Dock Road salt marsh has been an essential go-to for the entirety of my adult life. Whether for storm chasing, leisure cruising with friends, or a solemn place to cleanse the mind palate. The later has been especially true since I began my landscape photography journey back in 2012. This is my spot to take a mental reset and make beautiful photographs.
Discomfort is inevitable. It is the uncomfortable space challenging us to grow. Creativity is an outlet to work through the upheaval of uncertainty. It brings our insecurities and fears out into the world and transforms them into something beautiful. It sparks a thought, a conversation, a love. It creates the new to conquer the old.
Sunsets ignite remembrance. Firing up passion and energy in our mind, body, and soul. It is the multicolored power force of last light. Bouncing rays of light dancing proud in clouds and prisms. We feel this energy. We feed from this energy. In so doing we remember.
Rainbow colored pastel sunsets casting hues on cotton candy clouds is a vision of beauty and diversification. Unfortunately our society has yet to embrace the panoply of wholeness which will spring forth from a freer, more open society. A society healed of its racial past, and ready and willing to embrace the beauty and benefits of all her citizens. Our BIPOC brothers and sisters need our support, and I am here to listen, and to help as best I can.
Nature is love. Love is nature. At blue hour the dance of night and day intwine in splendor to show the whole world how passion yearns. A photograph captures this dance, this light play, this teachable moment, and allows us to share in its glory long after the moment itself.
Manahawkin, NJ based landscape photographer Greg Molyneux shares a wide angle landscape photograph of the beloved Cedar Run Dock Road salt marsh at sunset. It’s a photo he’s made dozens of times before, but here he reflects on what a return to the marsh out of exile from COVID-19 isolation means to his psyche.