Thursday evening of week 40 saw me looking for autumn colour on some local back roads during the golden hour.
I was rather disappointed with the autumn colour but noticed the long shadows and warm evening light on my favourite old barn. I ended up walking along a ditch to get to a position where my shadow wouldn’t be in shot.
This week’s Cosmic Photo Challenge is Notions of Shadows and of Light.
I thought it was a very good prompt and considered a few of my photos. In the end there was one of my shots that became the obvious pick for me.
The photo was taken with telephoto. I shot different framings with a 300mm, a 425mm telephoto (the 300mm plus a 1.4x teleconverter) and a 600mm. Actually the 600mm version was taken with the 300mm plus a 2x teleconverter. The wind was so strong on top of the hill the photo was taken from that my 600mm was being shaken to much for an effective shot despite using a substantial tripod.
This is the 300mm version.
Or simply the low sun casting long shadows of tree trunks.
The low angle of the late afternoon sun makes me think of sugar the way it’s picked out the texture of the snow.