The afternoon sun was bright in the sky. We were walking back along Morecambe’s Stone Jetty – one of mum’s favourite short walks.

We had just passed the half-way point by the old cafe, when I noticed we were approaching one of the tallest lamp posts – and the sun was very close to it’s line in the sky.

I had been looking for a ‘noir’ image to go with a short story. I had a flash of inspiration that if I aligned the lamp with the sun behind it, the brightness would look like it came from the lamp, itself.

By converting the bright day image to monochrome, the contrasts assumed a very different tone… and I had an image full of unknowns and menace…

I’ll keep it for a matching story!

©Stephen Tanham 2022

Stephen Tanham is a Director of the Silent Eye, a journey through the forest of personality to the dawn of Being. and

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