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Jess Shillaw

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Jess was born in Kwazulu/Natal but grew up in Cape Town. Having an innate love for all things wild but getting to spend little time in the bush while growing up, she headed straight for the Lowveld after school. She completed a guiding ...

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on The Meaning of Light

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Love your blog Jess. I love sunrises and sunsets. Watching the stars at night. Live the full moon. On another note I have found the book Liontide. Received it yesterday. Can’t wait to start reading it.

Thank you, Marinda! It is a beautifully written book and I’m sure you will enjoy it!

Jess, really enjoyed this Blog. I cannot imagine what it would look like if there was only darkness. Light brings life. Thanks for choosing a great topic that we sometime take for granted

Thank you, Andrew and Daniel!

Jess – I loved your powers of description! As I read on I could “see” everything you were describing. Give us some more please! Wendy M

Thank you, Wendy!

Mmmmm – all you need to do with that article was to put it into the right format to transform it into poetry. Now, here’s a homework assignment for you: convert the whole article into a haiku.

Beautiful post Jess – thanks for the reminder!

Thank you, Michael and Terri!

Wonderful blog and interesting perspective on various types of light. My favorite part of spending time in the African wilderness is the absence of light, so that the inherent beauty of the skies are visible. The golden hour is magical as well, whether at sunrise/sunset when the land and animals are bathed in that velvety tone. Thank you.

Thank you, Denise!

My favorite time. The French call it the blue hour. And I think wildebeests are always beautiful!

Wow Jess … bravo!!! Nice words for an undervalued subject and terrific photographs to punctuate your points!!!

I loved this Jess! Your writing and description is not only accurate but very poetic. You are an eloquent writer that can expand upon something so basic but leave the reader in awe and wonder.

Hello Jess!
Beautiful written! So true! Also very beautiful pictures! Thank you for sharing!

Thank you much for this blog Jess, it was beautiful!!

As a photographer, I love light so much! Sunrise is definetely my favourite time of day, especially when it rises in CT and it seems as if it turns the mountains to pure gold.

The best stars I’ve ever seen were on the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans!

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