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Thursday, January 5, 2012

It's all about the light....

I took a nice walk along the Columbia River out towards Willow Pointe yesterday with my dog Finn and managed to capture some striking images. These are two of my favorites. Ya gotta love that magic afternoon light we get this time of year. In this first one I especially like the way the far shore is lit, while the foreground is in shadow. I'm always amazed by the ability of modern cameras to pick up so much detail in the shadows.

In this second one, I am mostly enamored with the composition, the contrast in scale with the detail of the grass in the foreground set off by the majestic sky and the sweep of the much grander shoreline in the distance.

But this is just what was running through my head. I am actually more interested in what is running through your head right now as you see these images. I believe that we all create for an audience, real or imagined, and so I would really like to know how (if) these images affect you, so please leave a comment below, and don't worry, I have thick skin. In the end, I really only have to please myself and, at least with these two images, I am pleased...

2 comments:

Jim Bumgarner said...

Nice job capturing the light with these two photos. I'm wondering what kind of camera you used.

Laura G said...

Dan, I think I saw you walking towards the river Sunday with your birthday doggie ... it was about 2ish or 3ish and I was driving west on Saint. Love your "light capture" -- that golden hour is fabulous but difficult to capture in paint because it is so fleeting.