“Sun’s Special Light”, a copyrighted post, was written for my WordPress blog called Always Growing by Jan in Covington, Louisiana
Sun back lighting flowers and plants is always so striking. Now with the sun at a lower angle, the opportunity for capturing a backlighted subject is greater. I have to leave for work very early in the morning, and now that daylight savings time is over, it is still dark, so that leaves the weekends as the only time to get up early and stroll around the garden with the camera. This morning, the sun was just starting to break and this allowed some great “sun” photos.
Since I am just starting to try to take photos of backlighted subjects, I was pleased with my first attempts.
This unknown sasanqua was my best attempt at this technique. The sun really cooperated with the lighting here. The next photo is not as dramatic, but the Mexican bush sage really stands out in the garden with the sun seeming to light it from within.
The sun seems to rise so quickly that the correct angle for back lighting is soon gone, but that doesn’t mean that the sun isn’t still giving me a chance to take a good photo. The cassia tree is in full bloom now and with the early morning sun flooding the area with light, a good close up of the flowers is possible.
The sun’s light sure seemed to set off the garden today.