Day 3: September 28, 2004 - Sun Beams in Pine Creek

by Christian Williams

Let There be Light

This photo was taken down by Pine Creek in the morning. The scene looked promising, but poorly lit, and I was struggling with the extreme range of light and dark. On a whim, I decided to increase the exposure by several stops and was surprised to see the dramatic rays of light illuminating the leaves of this Cottonwood tree from behind. It's interesting to see how the beams of light almost appear to be pushing back the darkness into shadows.

1 comment:

Harmony said...

Love your pictures of a beautiful part of the world! I'm also glad to know that even professional photographers struggle with lighting and choosing exposure settings. :-) Thanks for sharing your talents. --Mercy's sister

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