Friday, January 3, 2014

Evening Shadows

I’ve long been fascinated by light in nature: by the changes in the quality and quantity of light from season to season, and by the changes in the quality and color of light during a single day, and by the ways in which the changes in light affect the colors, textures, and clarity of what I can see, particular birds, foliage, and shadows.

Today the changes in the light were quite dramatic. At dawn, we were in the midst of a blizzard; the softly muted, grayish light infused my photos from earliertoday.

Now, at day’s end, with sunset less than an hour away, and with skies clear and dry, the light is bright and hard, rendering in crisp detail what had been softly blurred earlier.

As the evening shadows fell across the yard, I looked out to see what I could see:

Northern Cardinal (male)

Mourning Dove

Carolina Wren (top) and White-throated Sparrow (bottom)

Carolina Wren

Carolina Wren

Mourning Dove

Dark-eyed Junco

Dark-eyed Junco

Mourning Dove

Evening Shadows




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