The Light, But Also the Shadows

One of the pleasures of seeing a location over time is watching the changing light. But along with the light come shadows. We are accustomed to viewing shadows as the enemy of the photographer, the thing we are looking to minimize or in some cases totally avoid. Yet in some instances shadows can add another dimension to an image, offering a stronger composition than what we have captured at other times.


In this instance the pruned trees offer a spiky, witchy winter feel, unlike the green tunnel they present in the summer. But on this particular occasion, the angle of the sun produced the powerful row of shadows crossing the walkway as well, adding, with a bit of editing,  that extra graphic element, never to be seen in the summer, and fleeting even in the wintertime.

C. David Tobie


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