Special Times

For a photographer there are a few magical times of day. Times when a subject can come alive with light. During most of the daylight hours the Sun shines brightly down on us. It casts harsh shadows, creating large amounts of contrast between subjects which are lit and subjects which are in almost darkness. What makes the hour before sunset and the hour after sunrise so special is that the world is lit from the side. Leaves come alive and dance when the Sun shines on them this way. This willow tree caught my attention one evening last week when the golden beams of sunlight caused it to shimmer. Have a great weekend!

Nikon D800 Sigma 85mm f/1.4 @ f/16  ISO 100 1/13 sec