It is no secret that I love the majesty of the Texas skies. Images like this shadowy pump jack against a blue sunset. They have such a tendency to draw me in and fill me with awe. It is hard to capture the magnitude of these sights, but they are too fantastic not to share. Because in this picture, Intensity, the sun rose with so much power that it began to command the sky. Of course, it began to demand my attention with its white-hot center, bursting through the veil of night and announcing the day. The golden outer rings soften as they slowly expand their light. The clouds bow down, sweeping back to allow the sun’s expansion. The night sky surrenders to the swelling light, leaving behind a lullaby of lavender. As the sunbeams lead the eyes up, azure blue engulfs the atmosphere with white clouds painted intermittently, creating a marbled impression.
Standing sturdy in the front of the picture is a shadowy pump jack working tirelessly as night becomes day. It matches the intensity of the sunrise with its vigorous and unwavering motion. The shadowed pump reveals its solid structure with the light outlining every part of its construction. As it raises its head, it looks down proudly upon the well tanks as a picture of its profit. Then the utility poles can be seen peacefully holding the power lines in the background. As if it is continuously transmitting energy from one place to another. There is an Intensity to the amount of power radiating through this photo. Finally, from the power lines to the oil extracting process to the natural energy of the sun rising and announcing its presence. We live and thrive on all types of energy.