Tuesday, January 13, 2009

A certain slant of light...

Rio Arriba has a beautimous photo of that sometimes awesome effect you get in wintertime when the sun is low enough on the horizon to peek under an overcast sky. It always takes my breath a little; the season is normally one of gray skies or watery sunlight, but something about these moments makes the light seem like something tangible, almost golden. His was at sunset, mine was at sunrise.

5 comments:

Billy Beck said...

"The Golden Hour" -- at either end of the day and known to shooters down the ages since f-stop began.

The lay of the land can go far in making the shot. Wx here in the Finger Lakes often brings that low sun peep-under a gray overcast and it's terrific on these old hills around here. I've gotten some pretty decent looks on camera but haven't spiked that one yet.

Nice light in those shots you linked.

Timmeehh said...

So now that you no longer live there, are you going to tell your readers what the name of that lake in Tennessee is?

Tam said...

Fort Loudon lake, out on the west end of K-town.

Old Grouch said...

Driving through the Smokies south from Newport on Monday, shortly after noon. Bright sun with a mostly cloudless sky. The trees at the high elevations had the same white cast, I'd guess caused by earlier frost or ice fog. Quite striking, but didn't get a picture :-(

deadcenter said...

Sunday morning pistol match, sun low over the peaks at our backs treated me to a tracer like effect as I shot down range. very cool I thought and even managed to notice that it only worked when the light was just right and I was shooting at just the right target.