Learning to understand and use light is one of the key elements to make your photographs stand out. But it’s also a challenging skill to master. Light can come in so many forms and have so many qualities. If you want to handle light, the best way is to practice one kind at a time.
On my workshop blog, I have written about one that almost never fails to produce captivating photos. If you are an experience photographer you probably already know all I am writing in the post, but otherwise, check it out on Blue Hour Photo Workshops.
34 thoughts on “A Low Hanging Sun”
Gorgeous shot! I have an urge to straighten it just a tad, pulling the right side down a tiny bit~
As you may have seen before, I do like tilted horizons. But I guess I should bolder when I do. 🙂
Just any sun would do for me!
I agree, at least where I have been lately, it’s been plenty of rain and no sun. 🙂
This is such a beautiful image, Otto!
I just read your post. As always, it is so helpful.
Thank you for the beautiful words, Lisa.
Truer words were never spoken. I have two photos of Michigan farm fields bordered by trees that would have been nothing if I hadn’t chanced to drive by them about a half hour before sunset–and have my “good” camera with me. It was late winter, but the sun raking across the fields lit them up in a bright autumn orange color, intensifying everything that could possibly cast a shadow. Unbelievable!
That sounds like a typical scene made beautiful by a low hanging sun. 🙂
I love what this light does to accentuate the colours and shapes, textures.
And that of course, is the whole point about what I write in the post. Thank you so much, Jane.
Again, a perfect example of what you are saying …superb location !!
Thank you, Paula.
A gorgeous picture!
That is a beautiful shot. And yes, my favorite time of day to shoot.
I have noticed. 🙂
I like your article, very inspiring and thank you for your post
Magnificent light, Otto. Is this Monument Valley? Hope all is well with you.
It’s La Sal Mountains in Arches National Park. 🙂
Gorgeous! I was there once years ago but would love to go back and do some serious shooting.
It’s a beautiful area, indeed. 🙂
yes, side light is gorgeous! my fave side light is in the late afternoon, but when there is DARK CLOUDS in the sky about the subject matter!
Low sun and dark clouds are always a fabulous combination, in my opinion. 🙂
Wow, helt underbart, vilket ljus. Om det inte var för att man behöver öva att fota så skulle man ju aldrig ens ta fram kameran annat än vid tillfällen som detta.
Det finnes så mange langt mer subtile motiver og lys, at det ville være en skam å bare søke de mest iøynefallende. 🙂
Thank you, Mithai.
I have landscape setting on my Pentax and I like it