sun-kissed-brushstrokes by Jon Armstrong.

Sun Kissed Brushstrokes

Golden hour was an especially good one last Thursday night. I did a solo photowalk and did a bunch of architecture shots. This hand-carved detail on a downtown historical building caught my eye. I love all the layers of paint on old things. Each layer has a lot of story.

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I can’t decide if this is the worst year of my life or the best. I suppose that ambivalence is a good thing right now.

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Affirmation: Don’t give up.

  • My_way

    I must say Jon, I love your outlook on life. You may very well find in retrospect that this will have been one of the best years of your life… a fact that most people don’t appreciate until sometime in the future, and yet you are already realizing it. I wish I had your foresight during some of my most trying times in my life… as you are absolutely right – some of them turned out to be absolute life changers – for the better. Best wishes for continued inspiration and personal growth – I am loving the joy of your photography.

  • Kristan

    Can it be both?

  • Not_a_Criminal

    Mr. Dickens’ line from “A Tale of Two Cities” immediately came to mind reading your second paragraph:”It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to heaven, we were all going direct the other way…” Frankly, I’m happy to read you have pieces of your life that make you wonder if this could be a “best year”. The “worst year” isn’t a surprise. But the two together are an interesting dichotemy to say the least. Good for you for recognizing the existence of both!

  • Lyn_M

    This is beautiful. You keep inspiring me to look at architecture as beauty. Your daily affirmations keep inspiring me, too. I’m impressed that you can reflect and have such a good sense of self (both good and bad) in a time when you could so easily not. Keep on.