Purple Haze

Purple dusk oklahoma I saw the moon suspended in this purple haze and knew I had to look for a place to take a shot. I-35 is a winding sprawl of imminent road rage but fifteen minutes off the highway: an oasis of silence.

Robert Adams, 1981: 'Landscape photography can offer us, I think, three verities— geography, autobiography, and metaphor.' So we return to the photographs themselves, to the complex ways in which they are beautiful and ugly and mysterious and funny and bitter and poignant and dark, and to all the ways in which their complexity mirrors our own seeings and apprehensions of the world around us. Finally we return to their silences. They are like the silences of certain great paintings and of some poems.

- Robert Hass, What Light Can Do: Essays on Art, Imagination, and the Natural World