First I would like to say, I'm not that old and only know very basic things about physics i.e. Newtonian physics, also, I've not learnt the maths for electromagnetic physics, so no need to try and explain it to me using that. I'm basically asking if you could tell me if I have a good model for imagining what light is. So we have have 1 piece of rubber on a body of water, there are no waves what so ever, then someone throws a second piece of rubber on the water, this creates a wave, this wave then reaches the first piece of rubber and it starts oscillating up and down. The water would be the electromagnetic field. The 2 pieces of rubber would be electrons or any thing capable of emitting light. The wave would be the light (photon?). Remember this isn't suppose to be mathematically accurate, just a mind image. I'm just saying light is actually the electromagnetic field (moving outwards at all time?) that just happened to have an oscillating source? Thanks.