Thursday, November 17, 2011

Winter Light, New Series

Woodbury, Connecticut

Late last week, on my morning walk, I realized that the seasons had clicked over enough that I was looking at familiar territory illuminated by what I think of as the distinct effect of winter light. Southern New England is far enough north to have a significant season of winter light, but I've never made much of an effort to try to work with it and study its effect on pictures of the landscape around here. So I'm planning to pay attention to this over the coming months and see what I find.

6 comments:

Edd Fuller said...

Carl, I think you have mentioned before that you were not particularly fond of winter light, so I am interested to see what you come up with. I like this picture--winter light or no--the shapes and colors work really well.

Taken For Granted said...

Carl, the project sounds wonderful. I like your picture a great deal, Edd is correct, but it still looks like fall to me. The corn isn't harvested, and the grass is still green. Looking forward to your efforts.

Ryan said...

I'm seeing that here also in Minnesota.

The days are just not as bright as they'd be a couple months ago. The light is at a different angle. The golden hours are extended as far as angle of the light, but the quality of it is different.

Not sure if it's better or worse, but maybe just different. In that sense it may be good, just to stimulate me looking at things differently.

John Sarsgard said...

All about the angle of the sun, methinks. You'll find lots more since you're looking. Intentions trump happy accidents.

Carl said...

John, certainly angle of the sun is important, but I'm sure there's more. The atmosphere retains different amounts of moisture, in different ways, as the temperature goes down. I think that also has a big influence on the appearance of "the light" in different seasons.

bcrowell said...

I like these pictures.