Friday, September 23, 2011

Day 266 - More sunlight, more trees

Still on the theme of sunlight and darkness, I offer this photograph of a nearby yard, with morning sun spilling in light a spotlight.

I'm finding that I really like these kinds of photos (can you tell?), as much for their drama as for the challenge of creating an interesting composition to complement the lighting. In this case, the trees and their leaves create a neat circular frame for the sun-splattered lawn while the fence post to the right adds some vertical contrast.

Again, I played with exposures on this shot in order to find the one that would prove most effective. In general, I prefer the darker images but this one, where the fence and some of the branches of the trees can actually be seen, stood out for me on this occasion. Of course, if I had tried to go any lighter, the area of the lawn that is bathed in sunlight would have been washed out.

1 comment:

  1. I love this photo. It reminds me of childhood hideouts beneath the trees and secret gardens. It's beautiful.