Friday, June 5, 2020

An Opening in the Hedge

6/1/20 Maple Leaf neighborhood

Last fall I suddenly discovered the beauty of backlighting from a couple of sketchers whose work I had been observing. I tried sketching it a few times, but then the rainy season settled in, and there went my opportunities for more study. Last week my interest was rekindled when I came upon some striking backlit views early in the morning.

Now I’m on a mission to find as many backlit scenes in my neighborhood as I can. Here’s one from earlier this week: A tall laurel hedge surrounds this property, and I was enchanted by the slim strip of light marking the entry in the center.

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