Seeing the Light
June 25, 2014 • Leave a Comment
Perfect light at just the right moment
Over the weekend, I posted a photo on my Facebook page composed only by sheer luck - perfect light at just the right moment.
The vase sits near my sister-in-law's front door, and by itself it is quite unassuming. I turned toward it as we headed out the front door to see the sunlight cascading down the wall and I captured it with my iPhone. Before I could grab my DSLR, the light from the window had shifted. Within just a few minutes, there was no shot at all - just an ordinary vase bathed in plain, soft light. (Great for portraits- not so much for drama.)
Fortunately we spent two days there, so the next morning I was ready and composed this shot (click to view larger):
Beautiful, dramatic light!
Two quick lessons that parallel landscape photography
(On a side note: it only occurred to me later that I could have moved this vase to keep it in the sunbeam a little longer.)
Thanks for looking,
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