I couldn’t sleep, so I’m trying to wake up.  The sun isn’t even up yet — which reminds me that there are two magic times of the day to shoot:  dusk and dawn. The light is gentle then, the difference between highlights and shadows is closer.  That means there is less chance of photographing shadows or highlights without detail.  And that has to be good for photography.  Right?

I have lots of dusk pictures.  But only a handful of dawn because, you know, it comes so early in the day.  So.  I’m off to see what I can get.  In the meantime, look at this picture taken at dusk.

Saratoga Springs

This image, taken at dusk, has no deep shadows or blown out highlights. It just has lots of gentle light.