A love letter to the light... "To see a world in a grain of sand, And a heaven in a wild flower, Hold infinity in the palm of your hand, And eternity in an hour." This beautiful passage from William Blake's poem, "Auguries of Innocence" is Miri's favorite quote, and now, mine too. It makes me think of some of the first photographs I witnessed Miri create. A long time ago, Miri brought a beautiful pear home from the organic fruit and vegetable delivery company he worked for in London. It was shaped like the most beautifully voluptuous derriere you'd ever seen. The way he captured the light hitting the 'cheeks' as it were, you felt like you were looking at something a bit naughty. Where novices point their cameras at their subjects, and more experienced photographers focus on creating an interesting composition, the next level is where the real art resides: The mastery of light. It's what makes a subject pop out of the screen or the page. It's the difference between an image that evokes an emotion and one that doesn't. Whether the light comes from the sun or from complex lighting set-ups, understanding how to use and follow the light is a really special skill. Perfectly placed light in a photograph excites your eye the way a beautiful melody arouses your ear. It's an emotional exchange that makes you feel something deep. Landscape photographers will sometimes sit in one location for days at a time and wait for the light to be exactly right. We'd like to thank Ken Howard, Jeff Bernius and Brooke Jones of Turtledove Clemens for building this beautiful website and designing our new logo for us. We couldn't have done it without you! Spring has sprung and it's a new moon today. We're so pleased to launch mirifoto.com at such an auspicious time. New beginnings like this are full of anticipation and promise, and we plan to update our photos and blog posts often, to make this a dynamic and interesting place to visit. If you like what you see, please spread the word about us. And when you next point your camera at something worthwhile, just follow the light. See you again soon. ~ Darka P.S. "Like" Mirifoto on Facebook for extra updates and links to cool online albums.