09.06.2016 North Light

The light at sunrise is not always all about the sun and clouds in the east.  Sidelighting can be quite lovely and exhibits a depth that is not as evident when looking directly at the light source. This view, seen on these pages many times, shows mist-filled valleys and overlapping hills that would be deeply shadowed when looking into the sunrise. The light at this angle hits the trees in the foreground enabling us to see greater detail in the shadows.

north-light-from-new-salem-090316-800Shooting at perpendicular to the sun also allowed me to use a polarizer which brought out the cloud forms that would otherwise have been lost in the bright sky.


About Steve Gingold

I am a Nature Photographer with interests in all things related. Water, flowers, insects and fungi are my main interests but I am happy to photograph wildlife and landscapes and all other of Nature's subjects.
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7 Responses to 09.06.2016 North Light

  1. You captured such a wonderfully gorgeous part of the day.

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  2. Gallivanta says:

    Beautiful details and colours.

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  3. shoreacres says:

    You’ve reminded me of instances when looking to the side is more effective than looking directly at something: finding a comet, for example. And of course, there’s the sideways glance that can be so effective in communication — or in fiction, where it can communicate everything from suspicion to shyness.

    In a way, that’s what this is: a sideways glance at dawn.


    • Yes, that is a good way to describe this view which I revisit so often. Thanks, Linda.

      The sideways glance – there is also the sense of a vision of things to the edge of our periphery and just out of our view…maybe a departed loved one or another being not wanting to be seen but wishing to be close. There are times when something catches my attention from the side but does not appear as I thought once seen fully. Were I a painter I might wish to portray what I thought I experienced.


  4. Some good lessons here … thanks.

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