Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Changing Light in Tuscany - and a case of jet lag

I got back from a quick two week trip to Lausanne, Switzerland and Istanbul this weekend. The trip over was easy - I hit the ground running and barely noticed the time change. I said to myself, "I've finally mastered this long haul travel / jet lag business." I should have known better, because coming home as proven that just isn't so. I got home last Saturday night and went to bed around 2 AM but slept until 8, so far so good. I actually found myself continuing my victory celebration over jet lag.

The last two nights have proven I still have a long way to go to master jet lag. Sunday I stayed up until 10 PM, but woke up at 2 AM and couldn't get back to sleep. I only managed to stay up until 8 PM Monday, which means I went to sleep while it was still light out - very unusual for me.

My strange day of being awake in the dark and sleeping in the light, got me thinking about the difference light makes on our world and reminded me of this set of photos Tuscany I took from my hotel room in Siena. The first one I took in early evening as a storm was rolling in, the second I took at dawn and the final one I took at mid-day just as I was checking out of the hotel.

In case you are wondering, jet lag only let me sleep until 2:45 AM today....but at least I'm moving in the right direction.

"I'm lost in the light, I pray for the night to take me."
Bahamas - Lost in the Light

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Corinne Cunningham said...

Oh Jamie... those shots are breathtaking.

Ms. Becky said...

I got lost scrolling through your photos in previous posts - they are amazing. The light and crispness of the images is wonderful. I see you've been on the road again - I almost envy you your job, until I read about the jet lag and disrupted sleep patterns. I have enough trouble sleeping without traveling across the globe, but you surely do capture some beautiful scenery. Happy week to you Jamie. I hope your sleep gets back to normal soon.

laura lok said...

beautiful shots. that has to be hard on the body to get use to all those time changes wow.

blue elephant photography said...

Welcome back and jet lag do sucks :)
Miss you!

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