Shadow Play

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Ron Mayhew

We have all heard of the Golden Hour, aka the Magic Hour… that hour or so after sunrise and before sunset. During that time the sun is low in the sky and produces a softer, more flattering light.

Shadow Play photo Varanasi, India

Shadow Play photo Jodhpur, India

Absolutely, it is the best time to make photographs. But, when traveling, we don’t have the luxury of shooting just early morning and late afternoon. We are on the move and shooting all day long, trying to capture the best images we can, and knowing we are not likely to return when lighting is better.

Shadow Play photo Chand Baori Abhaneri
A 1200-year-old step well on the road from Jaipur to Agra

Shadow Play photo Amber Fort, Jaipur, India

Shadow is the obstruction of light. Shadows appear to me to be of supreme importance in perspective, because, without them opaque and solid bodies will be ill defined; that which is contained within their outlines…

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