Late Light

Every photographer knows there is something special about early morning or evening light. It has warmth, it throws long shadows and has the ability to light-up the landscape.

For a brief while in the evening at this time of the year, the sun finds a gap in the trees to light up the bottom of our garden.

Post298_DS75879Quite dramatically every blade of long grass gleams, and the leaves on the apple trees – still fresh and young – are rimmed by light.

Post298_DS75886It only lasts a few minutes but it’s beautiful while it lasts.

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About LensScaper

Hi - I'm a UK-based photographer who started out 45+ years ago as a lover of landscapes, inspired by my love of outdoor pursuits: skiing, walking and climbing. Now retired, I seldom leave home without a camera and I find images in unexpected places and from different genres. I work on the premise that Photography is Art and that creativity is dependent on the cultivation of 'A Seeing Eye'. I'm not averse to manipulating images to produce derivatives that may sometimes be far removed from the original.
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32 Responses to Late Light

  1. janina says:

    My fave is the top pic, much like how I would photograph it…. 😉 What are those lovely flowers?

  2. jimdenham107 says:

    Beautiful indeed!

  3. Len says:

    Beautiful light and well captured photos Andy. Love how they glow.

    • LensScaper says:

      Thanks Len. Yes, they certainly glow. Our Kitchen window looks out down the garden and when the sun lights up the grass it’s a great sight

  4. oneowner says:

    I also like the back lighting. I t helps bring out the texture of the leaves and flowers like no other. Well done.

  5. ShimonZ says:

    beautiful, both of the photos… a pleasure to the eyes.

  6. seekraz says:

    Beautiful, indeed, Andy…such tender detail.

  7. Lovely images Andy.

  8. ehpem says:

    Hi Andy – I have been enjoying this same light in my garden, which occurs early in the morning under the apple tree in the back. You have made very good use of it here.

  9. Chillbrook says:

    Beautiful images Andy!

  10. Mark Summerfield says:

    I always love the way a shaft of light allows the main subject to glow whilst keeping a deeply contrasting dark background. Sweet shots, Andy.

    • LensScaper says:

      Absolutely right, Mark. Our garden is walled and so there is a natural subdued background and the sun has gone round too far to illuminate it. Works perfectly for allowing a sunlit image to stand out from a shadowy background

  11. My very favorite time of day! Everything glows! Nice glow.

  12. Love the first shot, nicely done!

  13. Phillip says:

    I love that early morning and late evening light. Great shots Andy.

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