Morning Light – When the light is good…shoot

The window cast soft morning light on the chandelier
The window cast soft morning light on the chandelier

Sometimes it’s all about the light and the moment. When the light is good, almost everything seems to have a glow. The textures take on an even more tactile quality than expected. Shoot then, edit later.

These blinds diffused the light
These blinds diffused the light

The light coming in from the side window, diffused by blinds brings out the subtle variations in all surfaces. The morning was cool. The room where we were staying (at Rob and Diane’s) was cold. I didn’t need a better excuse to stay in and linger longer. But the light was so good.

The mirror, the mantle, the curve of the ceiling
The mirror, the mantle, the curve of the ceiling

The diffuse light rakes across the ceiling and wraps around the chandelier making each curve seem distinct and thoughtful. The mirror only answers with another agreement of tone and texture.

The divided patterns of light through a glass window
The divided patterns of light through a glass window

The glass window in the central shaft breaks the light out into thoughts for the day.

These interior elements, that Diane and Rob have selected, diffuse, reflect, and catch the light in ways both pleasing to the eye and the camera.

Look and look again, deeper, quieter.

Author: P U

4 thoughts on “Morning Light – When the light is good…shoot

  1. All you have to do is start.
    Get out the camera. Load it, charge it, carry it.
    Shoot something.
    It doesn’t have to be ‘the great american photo’
    It doesn’t even have to be a shot you intend to print.
    You can enjoy just the taking of it.
    Do a shot today.

  2. The simplest motif- horizontal and vertical lines- becomes, by a trick of the light such a rich and varied composition. Almost musical like a theme and variations.
    Good catch.

    1. Thanks Steven-san.
      There are actually 3 images in that mini series of the blinds that each work with very subtle variation in composition, and balance. I chose only one to work with in this blog, but I still may publish the others in a gallery. I’m still researching Gallery methods, as I haven’t found the right solution for my needs yet.

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