I think the best time to take photos, using available light, is either at dawn or near sunset. There is something in those golden rays of sunshine that blanket everything in such warm light and beautify the world. An old Chinese poet once sighed "夕陽無限好, 只是近黃昏." In a non-literal translation to English, it expresses the regret that such wonderful time as sunset is only faulted by its close proximity to dusk. Some people reference this precious slice of time as the "Golden Hour". Today, as I watch my son playing with the sunlight glowing behind him, I grabbed the camera for a few quick snaps:
And you know what... I really like the black and white conversion of these photos as well:
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5/5/2012 02:22:35 pm
do you need some subject? ie. .. me?
5/7/2012 08:57:55 pm
that last shot of your son looking at you with the dust in the light is fantastic
6/4/2019 08:46:03 pm
6/6/2019 09:23:21 am
Hi Al, welcome back! I'm glad to hear that we are both continuing with our exploration with photography.
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My Journey into Leica...
A path not to be taken lightly, not without reservations, and not without dedication, but the results can be sweet, OH SO SWEET! This is a documentation of my trials and tribulations into the world of Leica Rangefinder Photography, and I hope you'll enjoy coming along with me.