Chasing light is one my favorite hashtags on Instagram because of the visuals that are tagged with it. Lens flare is a bright light source that shines on the lens but not in its immediate field of view. Lens flare appears as a haze that washes out the image. Many photographers shade their lenses with hoods but this photography enthusiast prefers the flare and the visual intoxication that accompanies it.
Clearly I’m not alone in my love for these hashtags and the visuals of them. #ChasingLight has been used 2,574,628 + #LensFlare has been used 330,118 times on Instagram. *
But this post isn’t about a hashtag. It’s actually about darkness.
Darkness carries an important lesson about perseverance. No matter how long the darkness lasts, light will eventually shine through to guide the way back out.
If you’re going through this phase just know it’s almost over or you wouldn’t be reading a post from a blogger that loves throwing glitter.
* = Verified June 14, 2017.