Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Explore Outdoors ~ Afternoon Light


Even the weediest weeds and crispest leaves burn with gold in the afternoon light. Any other time of year I would call it "late afternoon light" - but here in upstate New York, on a winter's day, the sun hangs low by mid-afternoon. By late afternoon it is only minutes from the horizon.

This week, pay attention to the light. How is it captured by leaves and brittle seedpods? Does it enhance their color? Reflect off hard surfaces? Hurt your eyes with sparkly brilliance? Or muddle its way through the clouds? 

If you find a good place to watch the light, try capturing some photos at the same time over the next few months. Do you see a difference as our planet starts heading into spring?

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