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Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Colors in gray



I've often read that the time to do photography, the best times, are the so-called magic hours right after dawn and right before sunset.

There is a charm to the golden, buttery light found at those times. But I like the light at other times as well -- harsh mid-day light, leaving origami shadows folding over the edges of things; the wet gray diffusions of low-hanging clouds and rain.

Paradoxically, the hard bright light made this Hemi "J" a bit more mysterious to me by pooling shadows around its engine. The light also raked some ghostly hues out of the primer, revealing some of the colors in gray.

8 comments:

chris miller said...

I'm learning more about the delicate effects of light on old rusting beaters than I ever wanted to know.

(I try never to look at my own)

Ed Maskevich said...

It was said that Michaelangelo used to inspect his marble blocks in the hours just before daybreak. He felt it gave the stone a translucent quality so he could see any hidden defects. Got to love gray primer.

Pod said...

nice shot lori
;0p

Mauricio said...

Hello Lori!


Always a good job.

MjM said...

Where do you find these cars???

And yes, horizontal sunlight is my favorite time to take pictures to paint. I love the harsh desert light and the brutal shadows it casts at those angles.

Mmmmmmm...

raindog said...

my, my, my! so many new great shots. always love your car shots!

marlyat2 said...

Lori--
I go away for a mere two days and find such a witzel-plethora on return! Yes, I think you have a thing for hard, crisp light and shadow...

Crafty Green Poet said...

I was watching the sky yesterday and there was a wonderful misty grey. Any light is good and can be appreciated for the different effects it brings.