Ministry of Transport Lands, Boundary Bay, Steveston, British Columbia, Canada

Artificial Light

A lamp operator hoists an 18K light up, and up and up
Special Effects pumps out the fog
Glycerine and heat and chill air
Now a glowing white mist roils through the night

The tree, is real
The leaves have fallen from it
Rain has flooded the forest floor

But all the elements of eerie beauty
Are the product of a cinematographer’s vision

A hundred thousand dollar lighting setup

With cranes and generators
Technicians and trucks

Now all I need do
Is point the Android’s camera
And knock off frames

From a couple dozen options
I choose just a few to edit
And one to share

Ministry of Transport Lands
Boundary Bay
British Columbia, Canada

Taken on location for The Magicians, 2015

Inspired by Jennifer Nichole Wells’ One Word Photo Challenge which, this week, is Artificial.