bounce that light baby !
I will often talk about light and it’s effects and different ways that I look out for it or like to use it. This image is a classic example of bounced light. On this particular day the sunset looked shot… destined never to do any of the things us landscape photographers love to see. I persisted though as I had noted the cloud cover, although thick, was not a complete 8/8 blanket and moving quite quickly and erratically due to the topographic setup this area. After much persistence this extremely brief ‘window’ did open up, just enough for a squint of the setting sun’s light and warmth to hit the underneath of this cumulus deck. It appeared ‘seemingly’ out of nowhere, but more spectacularly was what it did to the landscape – this brief vivid lighting then bounced an incredible splash of colour and light on to the scene below it. There it was – I had my shot ! With in no time the clouds moved marginally between this lit up cloud base and the horizon and my window of light had it’s blinds closed.
‘ bounced light ’