Daylight in Black and White (#SundayStills with TobyMac’s “See the Light” song)

Hello Readers, 

The theme for #Sunday Stills is Daylight in Black and White (here).

Here is the Priorhouse take:

Richmond, VA 2022 – Love the lines…

Richmond, VA 2022 – Sometimes black and white lets us see details we might otherwise miss. 

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This photo was from a parking garage in Tampa, FL. 

Here is the color version.

   

 

Song of the Day

  • Last month for the SundayStills #Elements theme, I shared a TobyMac song (here) and so for today’s post I thought I would share another TobyMac song called “See the Light.”  It seems to fit this theme of daylight in black and white.  
  • Sometimes the colorless times in life might mean very long nights and times of being brought to our knees. But the light WILL come… “that the sun is gonna ri-ise and we will wake up just a little bit stronger.”
  • “See the Light” was another song written for TobyMac’s struggling son, Truit, who later passed away from an OD. The video I am sharing today is from TobyMac’s Denver, CO concert – PLEASE feel free to skip this if it is not your thing – but TobyMac opened with a song (“21 Years”) he wrote after his son passed away and then at the eight-minute mark See the Light starts.
  • I guess this might be a little heavy, but it can also BE SO ENCOURAGING to hear stories like this – because it reminds us to embrace this day for what we have! It can give us hope to pause and appreciate the very gift of air in our lungs and to exhale with gratefulness even if there are struggles. 

Here are some “See the Light” lyrics:

Some things will never be the same
Some things are only for a season (Season)
And just the thought of lettin’ go
Well, it’s brought you to your knees (To your knees, to your knees)

Oh, but if you can make it, you can make it through the ni-ight
I can promise that the sun is gonna ri-ise
You wake up just a little bit stronger
So hold on just a little bit longer

‘Cause it don’t matter where you come from
I know we can get through this (Ooh)
It might feel like it’s been so long
But we keep on keepin’ on (Keepin’ on) (Ooh)
It might feel like an uphill climb
Always some kind of battle (Battle)
But you got more than you on your side

And we gon’ see the light (See the light)
We gon’ see the light (See the light)
We gon’ see the light (See the light)

 

The eight-minute mark is when “See the Light” starts. And again, skip this video if this topic is not your cup of tea; however, if you need more encouragement, check out this TobyMac song called Scars (here). 

“See the Light” Live in Denver is here

See the Light” album version is here  

 

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49 thoughts on “Daylight in Black and White (#SundayStills with TobyMac’s “See the Light” song)

  1. I Love what you did here, Yvette! Another day is always there for us, for the world continues to turn. Your B&W photos are quite wonderful and the lack of color draws the focus to other details as you mention. Such an interesting contrast in the parking garage–the autumn colors are pretty but in B&W it takes on a grittier appearance, like a parking garage should look! Thanks for including the song, it goes so well with your photographs.

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    1. Thanks for the nice comment Terri. I got tired of black and white photos a couple years ago (and sepia is my least fav) but once this post took shape I realized I was ready for a black and white (mono) image post!
      Also / glad you encouraged folks to include the color versions if they wish to… I look forward to seeing what others do for this theme!

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  2. I agree Yvette we do see more detail in black and white and the textures too., Well done and I love the lines in your first shot too!

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    1. Hi Deb, thanks for your comment – and while the details we see can be insightful, I have a limit for how much I like black and white photos (and sepia really gets on my nerves – I used to be part of “sepia Saturday” and it wore me out – hahaha)

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  3. I love black and white photography and the way it brings out textures and contrasts, though your color version is also stunning. And a lovely song. So moving when you know the inspiration. Thanks for sharing that, Yvette. Lovely post.

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    1. thanks for checking out the song – I almost didn’t add that long version with the start of “21 years” but I have learned that folks can easily skip parts of a post, eh?
      hope you ha d nice weekend

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    1. Hi ally
      These were all color images that i used a filter for the black And white image – I like some mono photos but I get tired of them (got burned out years ago with sepia too)

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  4. I’ve always liked black and white photographs and your comment that you sometimes notice more or different things in them made me realize why. I will say that I also like the color version of your parking garage picture – I hadn’t imagined the fall colors for some reason. Thanks for sharing these!

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    1. Hi! The funny thing is that even tho the parking garage has fall colors – it was February 2022! Late winter in Tampa FL – so maybe the warm climate there looks like fall in February after a chilly winter? But those colors surprised me that day too….
      thanks for checking out this post

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  5. yes. I agree, sometimes black and white change the detail of an image. I think it might change the meaning too. More somber…spooky, calm. Loved all the photos. and the addition of the songs. Donna

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    1. Thanks for your comment and love how you described b and w as sometimes “somber, spooky, calm…”
      And while I like some black and white – I don’t enjoy too many of them and that is why I stopped doing black and white photo challenges (and sepia drains me – lol)

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  6. I like the black-and-white images you show here Yvette – what a contrast to the color image in the parking garage. I’ve never listened to any TobyMac before – I liked it. Sad what happened to his son … kids should not pass away before their parents.

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    1. Hi Linda! Thanks for checking out this post – and I agree that children should not pass before the parents! And don’t know the whole story but we heard that Tobymac’s son had close calls before and so maybe making it the age of 21 was a bit of a gift!
      Also, his son was trying hard to make his way as a secular musician and finally had his first show – sadly he died right after that. But I think those little things help assuage some of the despair and great pain!
      I never liked that much TobyMac until The Elements album came out a few years ago (prior to that I used to hear my art students sing his songs and it just didn’t seem like my music – maybe a couple songs like “get back up” or “speak life”

      But you know Linda – that Elements album had such a message of encouragement and I think a dad’s love and concern for his son poured into each song even if only one or two were specifically for the son!

      As always I appreciate your feedback!

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      1. It’s funny sometimes that you don’t especially care for a genre, or a singer or a group, then something happens, often sadness, that creeps into that singer or group’s music and changes your mind. I can’t say I was a fan of Eric Clapton then he wrote “Tears from Heaven” the sad song for his four-year old son who fell out of a high-rise apartment building to his death.

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        1. I know exactly what you mean about how the artist changes !
          And that song from Clapton was a jam (and super sad what happened to his son)
          And I used to love “in my father’s eyes” – which I think was around the year 1992….
          That summer my boyfriend at the time treated us to the Clapton concert in Tampa FL area – we had floor seats and well/ it didn’t work out so well because it was all smoky and I was feeling sick – and he didn’t tell me we were going to a concert (a surprise) and that was kind of something I needed to be prepared for…
          Sigh
          Anyhow – Clapton’s other songs slowly grow on ya!
          🎶🎵

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        2. I should try more Clapton songs – I have Amazon Prime with a wonderful catalog of albums and songs. I heard about the death of the drummer in Foo Fighters. I’ve never listened to their music before. I may be turning into a fuddy-duddy. 🙂

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        3. Hi Linda, I heard about the loss of the drummer too. I like a few of their songs, but my husband is (was) a big fan and it seems like there is a small following of die hards that really LOVE Foo Fighters. (and I have been reminded there is not “The” in the name – hahaha – and did you know that Dave Grohl who created Foo Fighters was formerly the drummer for Nirvana?
          And your Prime music options sound like you have a great assortment to choose from. I can only listen to so much music and then I need a break.

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        4. Oh, a faux pas to put “the” before “Foo Fighters” – didn’t know that. 🙂 No, I didn’t know the creator of the band was in Nirvana as well. I will listen to an album side and that’s about all I can take unless it is Dan Fogelberg or Gordon Lightfoot or Simon & Garfunkel as an example … light music, not loud. I have to turn it off after a while too – too much noise. I used to like a Classic Hits radio station and listened all the time as I knew the music, would sing along, etc. but now they intersperse it with 90s or later music and I end up turning it off – it’s either too loud or just not a genre of music I like. Funny how your tastes change and your ears welcome sound. I would listen for hours on end back in the day.

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        5. It is truly funny how our tastes change – and after our house projects and music jamming I needed quiet – I also listen to a radio channel “BBN” and it is an old school Christian station so not for everyone – but I leave it on low downstairs and the dogs seem to like it
          Anyhow – you didn’t add the “the” in your comment so I thought you already knew to leave it out!
          And funny how all these bands can sometimes be connected
          Oh and your mention of Fogelberg- well one time i went to a yoga class with a teacher named Leo – he played Fogelberg, CCR, Credence Clearwater Revival
          So then a week later my husband joined me for the class – just worked out – and I told him about the cool smooth music and was impressed myself tjay I knew Fogelberg – haha
          Anyhow – guess what music Leo played tjay night? Techno ! Haha kind of dance-ish and omg – my hubs was like “really?” What happened to the smooth-
          I have had a dozen classes with Leo and he never played music like either of those classes – mostly meditative stuff – but it was really funny to expect one thing and get another

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        6. Dan Fogelberg’s music is so soothing and I put it on during the day if I am doing something boring or to block out the dog next door. It’s a Bijon Frise and has separation anxiety and whines and cries all day in its owners bedroom which is under my kitchen window and I sit in the kitchen. So it breaks up the noise nicely. That’s funny – I left out “the” in their name. Techno would be kind of loud and fast for yoga – you’d really have to know your moves!

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  7. Yvette, what a beautiful Sunday Stills post for this week. I love that song but I never knew the story or anything about Toby Mac. My favorite picture was the first. I thought the contrasts were stunning. The second one seemed to bring attention to details I would have cut out – all the wires, but you took note of them and the black and white brought them to the forefront. There might be an interesting lesson in all of that. I love how you have such a broad interest in so many things. You enrich my life.

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  8. I love the photos you shared. Black and White photos—no matter what of—always remind me of my grandparents who raised me. The majority of the photos in the house were black and white. I’ve always had an appreciation for them. It is interesting the different details you pick up on like you mentioned.

    What happened to Truit is so sad. His song “21 Years” brought me to tears.

    Beautiful post 💜

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    1. Hi! Thanks for checking out the video and Truit’s story has many layers to it – and my heart goes out to all who grieve-
      And I know what you mean about the days of black and white images.
      Times sure have changed –
      And I think Amy don’t realize we were not always in this color rich world we Khabarovsk today

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